Archive of ‘Sewing Tips’ category

How To Clean Your Sewing Machine

How To Clean Your Sewing Machine

I found this great tutorial on how to clean your sewing machine at Sew 4 Home. My machine is super dusty… and I needed a refresher on how to REALLY clean it. This tutorial provides lots of clear photos and excellent tips for getting your sewing machine in tip top shape. I also found an […] Read more…

23 sewing tips how to sew sheer fabric

23 Tips On How To Sew Sheer Fabric

Sewing sheer fabric can be tricky… that’s an understatement! The fabric slips… gets caught in our throat plate… creases up… yikes! But there’s no denying the beauty of sheer fabric… and if your sewing project requires it… well then… you gotta learn how to sew it. I admit… I avoided sewing sheer fabric for a […] Read more…

How To Gather Fabric

Sewing Tip: How To Gather Fabric

I’ve used this fabric gathering method many many times… and Marissa from http://www.raegunramblings.com does a terrific job of showing how to gather fabric with photos and explanations. This fabric gathering technique is perfect for creating ruffles on curtains and clothes. Keep in mind that this sewing technique is in place of the ruffle presser foot. The […] Read more…

How To Read and Use a Sewing Pattern

Have you put off a sewing project because you just don’t know how to use a paper sewing pattern? I explain all the different pieces of a sewing pattern, from reading the outside package, to understanding all the symbols on the pattern. Using a sewing pattern can be a lot of fun… and easy! Read more…

12 Tips On How To Sew Sheer Fabric

In this lesson, you’re going to learn 12 critical techniques for successfully sewing sheer fabrics. You can apply these tips to your window treatments and to your garments. Try to apply all of the techniques explained here for the best result. Read more…

Sewing Tip: The 6 Must Have Cutting Tools For Any Sewing Project

When you’re first learning how to sew, the only cutting tool you may be aware of is a pair of scissors. Fair enough. I know that when I first started sewing, all I had was one pair of sad looking scissors that I used for everything. Now that I’m wiser… sort of… I have a small but effective collection of cutting tools that make my life so much easier. So, even if you’ve been sewing for a while, I think you’ll find this list of must-have cutting tools helpful. Read more…

Double Roman Shades – Making Roman Shades

My question is I have two windows next to each other in the corner of my living room. I am trying to figure out how wide to make my roman lined shades so that they will fit next to each other without touching each other. My question, is there normally any excess bulk on the width of the shade when they are drawn up? Or can I figure that the width I make them will be the finished width when raised up? Read more…

Sewing Tip: Use your scissors correctly

When cutting fabric with sewing scissors, take long bites of the fabric and don’t let the scissor tips shut completely; stop about 1″ from the tip. Re-open the scissors, slide them along the fabric and continue cutting. You will achieve a much cleaner cut this way.  Read more…

Sewing Tips For the Beginner Seamstress

I found this article that gives a ton of great sewing advice and tips to the beginner seamstress. This advice is geared to encourage the novice seamstress in a positive way. It’s terrific! I usually don’t print articles from other sources, but this one is packed full of great tips. Read more…

Sewing Tip: Fringe on Window Treatments

Fringe on window treatments can be difficult to apply because it slips, slides and stretches. I run a light bead of Fabri-Tac over the back of the fringe,set it in place, and iron so the glue dries faster. The glue holds it in shape, and it doesn’t slide while you’re sewing. Read more…

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