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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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How to make a T-shirt pattern

How to make a T-shirt pattern

This can be used for adults and children as long as you have one of their T-shirts. If you cannot get hold of any large pieces of paper you can use NON IRON ON interfacing, or you can stick pieces of copy paper together. Next I am going to demonstrate how to put the...

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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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Sewing Machine Shanks

Sewing Machine Shanks

The sewing machine shank is the ankle that connects your sewing foot to the sewing machine. There are 4 types of shanks: Low shanks Snap on High Shanks Slant Shanks When purchasing feet for your sewing machine be mindful of the type of shank that your machine has, to...

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Bias Binding

Bias Binding

Tip No. 5 - Bias Binding The what, where and how of bias binding 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...

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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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Sewing for different occasions

Sewing for different occasions

I love going into Melbourne city and visiting all my favourite fabric stores, but one of the things that I notice is how casual we have become in the way that we dress. Slowly, over the past decades we have gone from, beautiful overcoats worn over tailored suits from...

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