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How Can I Make My Sewing Patterns Last Longer?

How Can I Make My Sewing Patterns Last Longer?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Spray a new pattern with fabric protector. The pattern will last longer, rip less easily and resist wrinkles.

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What’s An Easy Way To Sew Nylon?

What’s An Easy Way To Sew Nylon?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia When repairing seams on nylon jackets or lingerie, make the job a lot simpler by placing a piece of paper underneath the section you are going to sew. Stitch through the fabric and paper. When finished, tear the paper off.

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What’s An Easy Way To Sew On An Emblem?

What’s An Easy Way To Sew On An Emblem?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image by Chu❤ via Flickr Use a few dabs of any good white glue on the back of the emblem and press it in position on the clothing, then let it set for a few minutes. The emblem can then be stitched by hand or machine without any worry that it will turn out lopsided. The glue subsequently […]

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How Can I Easily Sew On Snaps?

How Can I Easily Sew On Snaps?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image by lilspikey via Flickr Sew the snap point on first. Then take a piece of chalk and touch this little point. Turn the material over, rub it with your finger, and you will find that you have marked the exact place where the snap should be sewed on.

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How Do I Sew Buttons And Buttonholes?

How Do I Sew Buttons And Buttonholes?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Here’s a tip for keeping those four-hole buttons on longer.Sew through only two holes at a time, breaking the thread and knotting it for each pair of holes. This way, should one set break loose, the other side will still hold the button. Use dental floss or elastic thread to sew buttons on children’s clothing. […]

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What’s Some Easy Ways To Store My Sewing Supplies?

What’s Some Easy Ways To Store My Sewing Supplies?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Use an empty thermometer case as a holder for extra long and fine needles that are hard to store in a sewing box. Use plastic pill bottles with snap-on tops to hold the extra small buttons. Pins and needles all over the place Safety pins can be gathered and threaded onto a pipe cleaner. Then, […]

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How Can I Sharpen A Sewing Needle?

How Can I Sharpen A Sewing Needle?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image by Getty Images via @daylife Stitch through a piece of sandpaper.Make heavy seams “seam” easy Rub seams with a piece of hard bar soap. The machine needle will go through the material with ease.

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What’s An Easy Way To Thread A Needle?

What’s An Easy Way To Thread A Needle?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia Spray a bit of hair spray or spray starch on your finger when threading a needle and apply it to the end of the thread. The thread stiffens just enough to ease the job of finding the eye.

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What’s An Easy Way To Sew A Hem?

What’s An Easy Way To Sew A Hem?

| May 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

Image via Wikipedia A sink plunger is a handy gadget to use when marking a skirt for hemming. Mark the handle at the desired length, then move the plunger around the hem. It stands by itself, leaving your hands free to mark or pin.

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