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Tips for Beginner Sewers

beginners sewers

Some might say your work is only as good as your tools. Beginner sewers, I cannot emphasize this enough — spend a little more to get good tools! Even if it is painful to invest at the moment, do not…

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Sewing French Seams

French seams

Every beginner should know about French seams how to sew them.   French seams just sound intimidating. Put French in front of anything, and it sounds sophisticated, yes, but also complicated. French cooking for example. The idea of cooking an egg casserole…

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What Is On a Care Label?

what is your clothing telling you

Take a moment to look at what it is telling you before you tear out that seemingly annoying tag in your new sweater. Understanding the care label on your garments will save you time and money. It also keeps your…

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Keeping your Sewing Machine Happy

Keeping your Sewing Machine Happy

It seems like sewing machines are becoming invincible. Newer models have such a wide range of complex and advanced computerized functions, it feels like it won’t be long now before they can fly themselves to the moon. That being said,…

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Common Issues with your Sewing Machine

Troubleshooting Common Issues with your Sewing Machine

A sewing machine is a complicated piece of equipment and is therefore prone to its share of malfunctions and mechanical issues. Regular maintenance can go far in preventing major problems, but small issues are still bound to arise that can…

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The Easter Basket DIY

Easter Basket

Easter is one of my favorite holidays of the year. Spring seems like it’s finally coming to stay. The crocuses are out and the daffodils are blooming. There is something fresh in the air and the If you are lucky,…

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DIY Gifts for Skiers this Winter

DIY Skiers

I have had skiing gifts on the brain recently  – mostly because I just returned from an amazing stay in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado. There I tumbled and slid and skidded my way from the top of the slopes to the…

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The Skiing Essentials Today

Skiing Essentials

Skiing is a fun experience! It’s skiing time! One way to beat the cold winter? Join it! This past week I spent a wonderful week hitting the slopes with my family in beautiful Breckenridge, Colorado. Who knew that winter weather could…

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Do-It-Yourself Valentines

DIY Valentines

Ready for Valentines? I don’t know about you, but the winter months really get me down. Sometimes it seems like the sun hasn’t been out for weeks, and I practically live in my huge fluffy parka — can you say…

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DIY Valentine Gifts for Him

Gifts for him

Have a perfect Valentine! As a society, we have come to view Valentine’s Day as a time when a man can show his woman how much he cares about her — by giving her chocolates, sending her flowers, buying her…

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RESOLUTION: ORGANIZE! (Part 3)

resolution

Fabric Folding We have discussed the different resolution or organizational tactics to bring your sewing room out of chaos and into organized bliss; how to group your fabrics by type, pattern, or color palette; and how to store them in…

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RESOLUTION: ORGANIZE! (Part 2)

organize

Organize by Choosing the Right Container We’ve talked about how to organize the color, type, and patterns of fabrics as a way of organizing your sewing room. However, good storage is a key element to an organizational structure as well…

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