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How wide should quilt binding be cut? Two Options To Try

Quilt binding is an integral part of sewing one and cannot be left out. The binding plays the function of sealing the raw edges in the outer areas of the quilt to give a complete look. It is also essential in batting and backing. It is among the final stages in the process of making […]

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Can You Free Motion Quilt On Any Sewing Machine?

Free motion quilting is possible on any sewing machine as long as you dis-engage your feed dogs by turning the switch generally on the side or back of the sewing machine. That is because you want to ensure that your quilt moves freely through the machine. Also, you will want to use a darning or […]

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How to Unfreeze a Sewing Machine(troubleshooting steps and tips)

Sewing machines are bound to break down from time to time. The occurrence of issues, such as jamming and freezing, can be prevented by regular maintenance. In this post, we’ll talk about how to unfreeze a sewing machine. Repairs and replacement of damaged parts should be done as soon as they happen to ensure that […]

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Sewing Jokes and Puns: You’ll be in stitches after reading these!

Sewing like any other craft is dear to those who are interested in it and it avails opportunities for some rib-cracking jokes and puns. Jokes My friend composes songs about sewing machines. He’s a Singer-songwriter. If you are freaking out over a sewing project, don’t worry. What you are experiencing is called “Seamstress’ed”. It’s a quite common […]

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Singer Model 15 Review (+ list of variants)

The Singer Corporation was first established with a mission to cater for domestic sewing machines. From 1851, the company has been synonymous with anything sewing. Over the years, it has gained popularity to be one of the leading service providers in the sewing industry putting out classic models like the Singer Model 15. The company […]

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Parts of the Sewing Machine(38 parts you need to know)

The sewing machine is the most important requirement when it comes to sewing. It is used for stitching fabrics to make garments. Through innovation, sewing machines have evolved from the handheld sewing machine to computerized machine for home or commercial use. It is therefore imperative that you understand the different parts of the sewing machine […]

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Is Sewing Hard? (It really depends on a lot of factors!)

Sewing is among the earliest forms of textile arts and is among the most commonly used to date. The practice involves using a needle and thread to make stitches with the aim of holding two pieces together. So is sewing hard? There are different techniques within this art; the complexity is therefore dependent on the […]

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Bobbin Thread Bunching, Looping, and Tangling: What now?

There is nothing frustrating than working with a dysfunctional sewing machine. They will occasionally have problems ranging from jammed threads, bunching and tangling. The good news is that you can easily troubleshoot them and enjoy your sewing experience. Sewing machines often have the same problems which you probably anticipate. Others could be unique to your […]

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How Long Does It Take To Sew a Dress(even if you’re a beginner)

The recent upsurge in craftiness has seen more people take up skills like sewing. You can take up sewing lessons on social media or find sewing workshops near you and get involved. This way you will surround yourself with people who share the same interest as you. Sewing doesn’t have to be a daunting task […]

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How to Sew on a Patch on Jeans(the easy way)

You probably have that pair of your favorite jeans, that is worn out after much wear and tear and you are not sure what to do with it to restore it back to a wearable state. Well, don’t fret about it. This article will guide you on how to incorporate patches on jeans whether worn […]

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