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    Sewing on a Patch by Hand or Sewing Machine

    Patches can be used for hiding holes or showing off a recent event / adventure / accomplishment in an obvious way. These are two vastly different situations but the methods to sewing on patches…

    September 29, 2023
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    Pressing Hems before Sewing

    What does pressing a hem mean? (I just did a double take, it almost looks like I wrote pressing hams. Are we pushing down on the bacon? Nope, we’re pressing hems so that they…

    June 10, 2022
  • 5 Quick Holiday Gifts for Beginners to Sew

    Here are five quick sewing projects for holiday gifts. I know Halloween was just a few days ago, but it’s always good to start planning gifts ASAP. With the way the shipping times have…

    November 4, 2021
  • Cleaning a Dirty Iron

    The title says it all. Cleaning a dirty iron is straight forward. How does an iron get dirty? A few ways that come to mind, using too hot an iron on a fabric that…

    September 10, 2021
  • All about the Iron

    The iron. They are found in literally every hotel room and the homes of those who either A) have someone born before 1980 living in them or B) have someone who wears corporate attire…

    September 10, 2021
  • 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