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Sewing Tips from the Experts: Create Your Next Work of Art Today
There are many sewing tips, products, and techniques that help make the sewing process quicker and easier. Scroll down for multiple ways to learn new things about sewing. We have downloadable worksheets, projects, videos, and more for you!
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Taking proper care of your sewing machine, Serger, and embroidery machine, and getting it serviced regularly will help prolong its life. When you are experiencing a problem on your machine, there are several things that you can try. Download this handout for some useful tips about troubleshooting your machine.
Machine Needle Magic
There is a different needle for all the different fabrics, and they also come in different sizes. When starting out on a new project, it can sometimes be difficult to pick the appropriate needle for the fabric or project you are working on. Download the following handout for a list of all of the needles and which ones to use to get the best stitch.
Setting up Sergers can sometimes be a daunting task since you can have up to 4 spools of thread and 4 different tensions to work with! Here is a cheat sheet for you that lists the most popular stitches on a Serger and how to set it up. It also lists suggestions of what kind of threads to use, plus a couple of quick and simple projects to try out.
Jelly Roll Rug Tips
Jelly Roll Rugs are beautiful padded rugs that can be used on the floor or made smaller as tablerunners. They can be scrappy and made out of the stash, or coordinated with a jelly roll bundle. The patterns give you great step by step instructions. Here’s a few more tricks that we found made this project easier.
Whether you are doing decorative embroidery stitches on your regular sewing machine, or doing embroidery with your embroidery machine, here are some basic tips that will help you get better results every time you sew or embroider.
Keep your fingers and hands from getting burned when taking bowls out of the microwave. Bowl Cozies are a quick and easy project to make for beginners or as gifts. Use 100% cotton fabric, batting, and thread. Great stash buster!