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How to Make a Zippered Pouch

A zippered pouch is a great sewing project, especially for beginners. The thought of working with zippers can be intimidating to new sewers. But making a zippered pouch allows you to practice working with a zipper on a small, easy project. You…

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Learning to Sew? Take It Slow!

Do you want to learn how to sew? If so, you might be feeling a flood of contradictory emotions. On the one hand, you’re intimidated by all the sewing tools, terms and basic techniques you don’t know anything about yet. On the…

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Fabric Dyeing Basics: Make It Exactly How You Want It

You know the exact color you want your next sewing project to be. You’ve searched and searched but, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t find the right fabric in the right color. So you have two options. You can…

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How to Stitch a Straight Line

There are many factors to take into consideration before you can start sewing i.e. The type of material you have will determine the following: a) The ‘type’ of needle you will need use b) The tension on your machine c) The type…

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Here’s What to Do With Sewing Patterns If You Are New to Sewing

You have searched the pattern books, found the perfect pattern for your material and now you are off home to make it up. What is the first thing you need to do? You will have selected a pattern for your size, when…

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Video – Sewing Basics For Newbies

If you are just getting started and don’t know how to use your sewing machine then this video will help. The video  covers the basics such as how to thread your sewing machine, how to wind and place a bobbin in your sewing…

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