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    How to Make a Fit Muslin

    Sewing up a muslin is an important step in a great fitting garment and it’s easier than you might think.

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    Sewer’s Block

    Is there such thing as sewer’s block? Like writer’s block except it’s the temporary inability to compose with fabric instead of words. Will exercises designed to overcome writer’s block work for other creative blocks?

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Easy to Make Earbud Holder

Here’s a first world problem; storing your earbuds. There are a wide array of these gadgets in plastic, fabric, leather and even cardboard. My favorite design is a simple circle folded in half like a taco and held shut with a snap. Genius I thought when I first saw them in butter soft leather. I […] Read more…

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Easy to Make Floor Pillow Covers

My daughter is in her first apartment and wanted to buy a big armchair for comfy reading except that money doesn’t grow on trees. I suggested a bean bag chair but then more seriously floor pillows. Floor pillows are comfy, arrangeable, can easily be transported when moving and are budget friendly. To make them even […] Read more…

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When to Knot Your Threads

Back tack or knot? Both secure your machine stitching at the beginning and end of a chain of stitches. Back tacking is quickly done with the sewing machine and knotting is hand tying the threads together much like hand stitching is secured. To back tack simply sew over the first couple of stitches twice. This […] Read more…

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