Category: Sewing

Burn Test to Determine Fiber Content of Fabric

When you are unsure of the fiber content of a fabric the easiest way to find out what it is,  is to do a burn test. First, gather a few supplies: Leather gloves to protect your hands, Tweezers or a pair of pliers to hold the fabric, A lighter or matches Most importantly, a bowl […]

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Clean Edge Seam Using 1/2″ Seam Allowance

This seam is ideal if you don’t want to line your project or use bias binging by folding the seam allowance over and stitching, a clean edge is created. This tutorial uses ½”, standard for a clean edged seam. Scroll to the bottom of this post to see a video of the process or take […]

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Flat Felled Seam Using 1/2″ Seam Allowance

Flat felled seam: Flat felled seams are often found on denim and sportswear but can used in any application where a top stitched sporty look is desired. This tutorial demonstrates the flat felled seam using ½” seam allowance, 5/8” is ideal but not required. Check out a video of the process:   Step 1: Start […]

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French Seams Using 1/2″ Seam Allowance

French seams are used in all sorts of garments to create a beautiful and high-end finish but someone new to sewing is almost always scared to create these delicate looking seams.  But, I’m here to tell you that you can do it and it’s easy.  It may take a little longer to create than your […]

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Winding the Bobbin

There is only one (more) thing standing between you and your first stitches, a tightly wound bobbin.  Every machine winds bobbins slightly differently but the principles are all the same, so if you are having trouble or just need a refresher, check out the video below and let me know if you have any questions. […]

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Threading Your Sewing Machine

Does the prospect of threading your sewing machine make you avoid sewing completely?  It’s not that bad, I promise!  Allow me to take the mystery out of this dreaded task.  Watch the video below and if you still have questions, email me and I’ll help  you out. Click here to check out Beginner Sewing for […]

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The Parts of a Sewing Machine, Explained

Understanding all the parts of your sewing machine can be a bit overwhelming but have no worries, this guide will help you identify the major components. If you want to see the parts in action, check out the video at the bottom of the post and if you’re eager to learn even more, click here to take […]

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