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Sewing

  • How to prewash fabric for sewing

    Why prewash fabric before sewing? When making a project, we presumably want it to wear well and last a long time. Something we also want is to have fabric that lays flat for better…

    June 10, 2021
  • Tying the knot close to the fur of the animal

    How to Repair Stuffed Animals in an EMERGENCY

    Our children love their stuffed animals, stuffies, lovies, toys or whatever you call them where you live. Sometimes they love them so much, the critters start losing body parts! Or they were caught in…

    May 12, 2021
  • Photo of a sewing machine

    How to Thread Almost ANY Sewing Machine

    If you are looking at your brand new sewing machine and wondering how to thread it, start with the manual. If you are looking at a machine you bought used, chances are pretty good…

    February 4, 2021
  • Fabric and Real Pumpkin sitting on a porch

    Plumpkin: The Fabric Pumpkin

    It’s time to decorate for the fall (or at least I probably should have started, I’m a little behind) and I love using ‘evergreen’ decor! What does ‘evergreen’ mean? It means you can use…

    October 14, 2020
  • Threading a needle

    How to Thread a Needle and Keep it Threaded

    This sounds like a silly post topic. But don’t be fooled, threading the needle can sometimes be the most annoying bit about hand sewing (and machine sewing if you do not have an automatic…

    June 9, 2020
  • Bobbin case from Bernina Sewing Machine

    How to Fix Bobbin Tension

    Is your bobbin thread showing on the top side of your fabric? Are your stitches just looking wonky and not very strong or even? Sounds like your sewing machine tension is out of whack…

    April 23, 2020