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How to convert a flat sheet into a fitted sheet without sewing

Fitted bed sheets are known to pricier than their flat counterparts, and knowing how to make one may come in handy. You do not have to sew the entire piece from scratch; your flatbed sheet can be converted into a fitted one with minimal sewing involved. Outlined below are easy steps and the necessary tools […]

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How to Fix a Tear in a Shirt without Sewing(It’s easy!)

Repairing tears can be intimidating but you can do it. It may seem farfetched but you don’t have to put that favorite shirt away because of a tear. Or better yet, you don’t have to use a sewing machine to repair it. You may not be conversant with a sewing machine or you can’t access […]

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How to Make a Silk Flower (Step by step instructions)

Silk flowers are artificial flowers basically made from silk. This kind of artistry was adopted centuries ago as a poor alternative to real flowers. With its origin in China and later Italy, the humble beginning of these faux flowers has evolved to establish a million dollar industry. The adoption of these flowers has gained popularity […]

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How to Sew on a Patch with a Sewing Machine

Patches are a great way to add embellishment to your garment. You can also cover up holes and tears and spruce up that trouser, uniform or jacket. It is easy to do it yourself at the comfort of your home. If you have no idea how to go about it, you can still learn and […]

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How to Use a Sewing Pattern(Layout and Basics)

If you are a seamstress or aspiring to be one, then you need to learn the art of using sewing patterns. This is a template that will guide you on how to cut your fabric to create a garment. The patterns are traced onto the fabric before cutting and assembling them before sewing. You can […]

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Sewing Fleece and Cotton Together(How to go about it)

When sewing fleece and cotton together one needs to be aware that there are different types of these fabrics. The choice of fabric to use is dependent on the project at hand. The use of the garment as well as the age of the wearer are among the many factors that one should consider when […]

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Is the Sewing Machine Handwheel Hard to Turn? (How to fix)

This part of the sewing machine is also known as the balance wheel, and it plays a vital role in controlling the movement of the needle as well as the take-up lever. The handwheel is available in both manual and electric sewing machines and one has to be aware of the various dynamics that surround […]

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Sewing Machine Bobbin Problems And Solutions(common fixes)

Sewing machines have been existing for a long time and remain relevant to date regardless of the vast technological revolution. If you have been using a sewing machine or it is your first time getting one, you should know that sewing machines often develop various problems. The most common one being issues with the bobbin. […]

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Sewing Machine Needle Keeps Hitting the Bobbin Case: what to do

The best part about sewing is a good sewing machine that always delivers. The sewing machine is both delicate and a mystery. Imagine you are working on your project and then suddenly, clunk! The needle hits the bobbin case and your project stalls. It could be the most frustrating ordeal if you are not aware […]

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Best Pattern Making Software (Free Pattern Making Software)

In this day and age of technology, pattern making does not have to be hard. There are Computer Aided Designs (CAD) which you can get off the internet. They offer you generated patterns and you can still customize them to suit your needs. The downside to this, they have a subscription fee which is not […]

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