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    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
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    DIY Fabric Face Masks – Help Local Hospitals

    With the current health crisis, there is a massive need for DIY fabric face masks. They do not replace the N95 masks that are in use, rather they extend the life of the masks.…

    March 23, 2020
  • Pinning Fabric for Sewing

    How to Pin Fabric for Sewing – a Beginner Tutorial

    Your success in sewing is really dependent on several factors coming together at the right time. Fabric needs to be held in the right place, the right stitches need to be used, stitches need…

    March 17, 2020