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You can Learn to sew online

You can Learn to sew online

Yes you can learn to sew online? You can learn to sew online, let me answer all  your questions about learning to sew online.   I don't need to sit beside you as you learn to sew. The course is well structured for the absolute beginner and well filmed it makes it...

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What is a Nap

What is a Nap

What is a Nap? When you run you hand down the fabric you can feel that it is smooth one way and rough when you run your hand the other way., Patterns will tell you how much fabric depending on  whether it is   *with nap or **without nap.Fabrics with nap? In some...

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Choosing fabric as a Beginner

Choosing fabric as a Beginner

  Getting to know fabrics. Choosing fabric is the most important step in sewing a garment. The wrong choice can mean wasted money and disappointment, and we have all been there at some point. Fortunately, there is usually more than one “right” fabric for any sewing...

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Easy Pattern Maker

Easy Pattern Maker

Do you have hundreds of commercial sewing patterns stored in drawers, cupboards, or just cluttering up your sewing room? And do you know most of these you're only ever going to use once. And even if you got them on sale, let's...

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Benefits of learning Pattern Making

Benefits of learning Pattern Making

All of our body shapes are unique, yet the Commercial patterns are all made to standard sizes and you are limited to their designs. If you have decided to make your own clothes you have 2 choices– either make your own patterns or buy commercial sewing patterns. Both...

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Advice for buying a sewing machine

Advice for buying a sewing machine

Are you on the hunt for a sewing machine? Don’t really know where to begin? The best place to start is by asking yourself the following questions: What do you want to use your sewing machine for? Do you want to: sew clothing, make crafts, do alterations? What can you...

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The wonderful health benefits of sewing

The wonderful health benefits of sewing

5 ways sewing can boost your wellbeing and make you feel happier Have you ever been so deeply immersed in an activity you’ve completely lost track of time? I bet you came back to Earth with a thud and wondered where the afternoon had gone. That wonderful feeling of...

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Invisible Zipper Foot

Invisible Zipper Foot

This foot is designed to do one thing only: help you insert an invisible zipper. This foot holds the rolled zipper teeth open so you can stitch as close as possible but not stitch over the teeth. There are two tunnels side by side at the front of the foot – this is...

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What is a Walking Foot?

What is a Walking Foot?

What is a Walking Foot used for? The walking foot is designed for sewing multiple layers of fabric without puckering. It is very useful for sewing anything which is cut on the Bias, or silky, satin or slippery fabric. It is also very useful when trying to match...

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Bias Binding what is it

Bias Binding what is it

Bias binding, or bias tape as some patterns refer to it as, has been around for as long as I can remember. In high school I used it to edge an apron. It's not something to be feared. In the video below I show you how to attach it. Once you understand how to use it,...

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