Sewing Tips & Resources

August 10, 2020

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How To Turn A Narrow Tube - The Bobby Pin Trick

Do you avoid designs with narrow spaghetti straps because the idea of turning the narrow tube is just too daunting? We have a super easy trick to share to take away that fear and open up the possibilities to sew up those darling designs! The secret is the use of a bobby pin - seriously, it works! After trying this you will have the confidence to turn narrow fabric tubes without fear!

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August 03, 2020

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How To Sew A Hem On Knit Fabrics - The Coffee Filter Trick

Do you have a fear of sewing hems on knit fabrics? Don't fret, many of us do too! In this post, I'm excited to share with you a quick and easy tip to sewing a hemline on knits with no stress at all! The secret is the use of a coffee filter as a stabilizer - seriously, it works! After trying this, I'm pretty sure you'll never go back to your old method and you will have the confidence to sew knits without fear! 

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May 25, 2020

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The Easy Way to Sew Machine Buttonholes- Freezer Paper!

This week we have a fun treat! Shari Fuller, the designer behind the Thimbles and Acorns brand, is going to share her amazingly cool buttonhole sewing tip with us! After trying this, I'm pretty sure you'll never go back to your old method - seriously! My hope is that you will walk away with the confidence to sew professional looking buttonholes!

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Mitered Corners

Have you ever hemmed a piece of fabric on multiple sides, and wondered if there was a better way to make those corners look good? Mitering your corners is surprisingly fast, and the results are well worth the effort. 

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Hong Kong Finish

Add this couture edge finish to your box of tricks and techniques -- it's actually very easy, and the results are amazing!

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Continuous Lap Placket

Ever wonder how to finish a slit edge in a garment? Well, look no further -- a continuous lap placket is an easy way to do just that, plus it provides a great place to anchor closures like hooks and eyes or snaps!

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How to Sew Patch Pockets

Patch pockets: a simple, versatile way to add stuff-carrying capabilities to most garments. Follow along as I show you how to make two kinds of these hardworking pockets!

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