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Sewing Machine Anatomy: A Guide to the Parts of Your Sewing Machine

A sewing machine has a lot of parts. Dozens, in fact. And all of those parts—with their strange names and mysterious functions—can be intimidating to a new sewer. But sewing machines aren’t nearly as complicated as they might seem to the uninitiated.…

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30 Quick and Easy Sewing Hacks

Sewing hacks are the little tips and tricks you pick up along your sewing journey. You’ll learn some sewing tips from the other, more experienced sewers you meet along the way. And, over time, you’ll even discover and share a few sewing…

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Taking Care of Your Sewing Machine, and Getting More Bang for Your Buck

A serious sewer should take care of their sewing machine just like a musician must take care of their instrument. After all, you use your machine to create. And how much creating can you do with a faulty instrument? A serious sewer…

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10 Great Gifts for the Sewer in Your Life

Buying gifts for some people can be a challenge, especially if they already seem to have everything. After all, you don’t want to give them something that will end up tossed in a closet somewhere. You want your gift to be liked,…

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Sewing Organizations Of America: One Way to Connect with Other Sewers

One of the most rewarding aspects of sewing is interacting with others who love to sew. Through them, you can pick up valuable tips and learn about new techniques. You can plan sewing projects with your circle of sewing friends, and have…

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9 Sewing Terms and Techniques Every Newbie Should Know

Are you new to sewing? If you are, then you’re probably feeling a little overwhelmed right about now. There are just so many new things to learn and know. There are hundreds of words and terms you probably don’t know the meanings…

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Sewing Safety Tips: Staying Safe in the Sewing Room

Sewing is a fun and relaxing way to express your creativity. It’s also an activity that involves a lot of sharp, pointy objects that can be dangerous if not handled with care. Here are some tips that will help you avoid the…

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12 Things That Need to Be In Your Hand Sewing Kit

Most people who hear the words “sewing kit” think of those little travel sewing kits you can buy for less than $10 at a discount or drug store. These kits come with the basics you might need if you have to mend…

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12 interesting Sewing Facts And Questions

What is the most common way to put together your fabric pieces when sewing seams? Right sides together. If you picked "It doesn't really matter", you might want to take up a new hobby! You want the right sides together so that the seam is on the inside of the garment.

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4 Things You Should Do When Setting Up Your Sewing Room

Is sewing a hobby that gives you a creative way to relax after a busy day? Or do you use your skill with a needle and thread to supplement your income? Whatever the case might be, having a dedicated sewing room in…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Choosing the Right Fabric

It’s one of the most important things a sewer must learn to do. What, you ask? Choosing the right fabrics for your sewing projects. For many beginning sewers, choosing fabric doesn’t seem like a big deal. In fact, ask any experienced sewer…

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Use a Binder to Organize Your Sewing Supplies

If you’ve been sewing for a while, you probably have more sewing supplies than you even realize. And you’ll really know things have gotten out of hand when you buy some “new” sewing tool….only to get home and realize that you already…

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Upcycling: An Easy Way to Get Into Sewing

Do you have clothes that you don’t wear anymore? They aren’t damaged, and they even still fit. They just don’t interest you enough to want to wear them. Wouldn’t it be great if you could give new life to those neglected garments,…

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Teaching Kids to Sew

Teaching kids to sew can be both fun and rewarding. There are few things better than sharing something you love with your child. And if you’re looking for something creative and fun for your kids to do that doesn’t involve watching TV…

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Sewing and Your Health

Sewing is a hobby with many benefits. You can have fun while stretching your creative muscles. Making and mending clothes for your family can save you a ton of money. And disappearing into the peace and quiet of your sewing room for…

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Sewing Machine Safety

A sewing machine is a powerful piece of equipment that most sewers simply can’t do without. Just imagine trying to make a king-sized quilt, or trying to sew your child’s Halloween costume completely by hand. So sewing machines are fast and convenient.…

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How to Find More Time to Sew

You love sewing, and everything that goes along with it, from choosing patterns, to reorganizing your sewing room, to lovingly tending to your sewing machine. And your dream afternoon would be having 3 or 4 free hours to work on your latest…

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Embroidery Sewing Machines

Embroidery gives you another way to add to the beauty and creativity of your sewing projects. And while hand embroidery can be a fun and challenging pastime, machine embroidery is faster, is more convenient, and can be fun in its own way.…

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Finding Free Sewing Patterns: Sewing On a Budget

Learning to sew is a great way to save money. Making your own clothes is often less expensive than buying them off the rack. Knowing how to sew also means you can mend and repair damaged clothing, meaning your garments will last…

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Sewing Savings: Ways to Save On Sewing Supplies

Sewing isn’t just a way to relax and express your creativity. It’s also a great way to save money. You can use your sewing skills to mend damaged clothing, which is much more economical than throwing those items away and having to…

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Choosing the Right Sewing Pattern: The Make or Break Moment

After doing a few simple projects, and developing some basic sewing skills, you’re ready to make something using a sewing pattern. You’ve been looking over sewing patterns for months now, dreaming of all of the outfits you will make. Now, you’re ready…

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