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    Choosing fabrics for your sewing projects

    If you love sewing but don’t  know so much about choosing the right fabric for your project, you may tend to pay attention to the patterns alone and best case scenario, the drape. Although these are important fabric qualities, they are not all that is important, so try not to ignore the others. Wear, thickness, […]

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    Choosing fabric for childrens clothes

    A guide to choosing childrens clothes fabric in our sewing project fabric guide series. Children’s Clothes So you have decided to make some children clothes, great! You have come to the right place. When choosing the right fabrics for children’s clothes a good place to start is to read the fabric specification and recommendations to […]

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    Choosing fabric for curtains

    A guide to choosing your curtain fabric from our sewing project fabric guide series. If you want to avoid making an expensive and time consuming mistake, take some time to think about the practicalities of your curtain fabric choice before making a purchase. Although colour and pattern are key elements in choosing curtain fabric it’s […]

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    Fabric for chair and sofa cushions

    Scatter Cushions This is part one of our fabric selection articles for interior design, see the other articles here. The basic rule of thumb for interior design is to use 3 colours, too many looks busy and fussy and too few can look bland. There are exceptions to this rule, but it works really well. […]

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    Simple Café Curtain project

    You can make a basic curtain to shirr on a rod provided you can cut a straight line, mark a straight line, and sew a straight line. You can do all those things? Brilliant! Let’s proceed.

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    Introduction to the sewing machine

    Sewing machine introduction, we explain the Lock stitch, throat plate, pressure foot, feed dogs and stitch adjustment dials explained for the beginner.

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    10 Sewing machine tips

    We provide 10 awesome tips to help you get the best from your sewing machine from professional sewing machine users. Incorporate these tips from professionals who sew for a living and you will sew better and faster, too.

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    10 Simple sewing projects

    We look at 10 very simple easy projects for the sewing beginner and give ideas on how to expand your skills doing some quick and easy sewing patterns.

    A sewing machine is a useful tool that enables anyone to create a variety of household linens, garments, and fashion accessories.

    Many projects won’t even require a pattern.

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    Choosing Needles and Thread for Sewing Projects

    Sewing requires, at minimum, a needle and thread. Your sewing machine is capable of producing quality stitches when you match the needle and thread to your project. A good choice offers smooth sewing with proper tension. A bad choice could mean skipped stitches and damaged fabric. Fortunately, it is easy to make good choices.

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