All Posts by Maria Geer

How to End a Stitch When Sewing By Hand

How to End a Stitch When Sewing By HandYou can sew a perfect running stitch or do a blanket stitch that would make your grandmother proud.  Maybe you need to tie off that project on the fancy new embroidery machine you just bought 🙂 But equally important is your ability to finish off that hand-sewn masterpiece […]

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Fabric Glue vs. Sewing: When To Use Each One

Fabric Glue vs. Sewing: When To Use Each OneIf you enjoy designing your own clothing or making crafts, then you can use a variety of methods for attaching the fabrics. Today, there are high-quality fabric glues available at fabric and hobby stores. To make items that won’t fall apart, it is important to choose the […]

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What is a Free Arm Sewing Machine?

What is a Free Arm Sewing Machine?There are a variety of options in the sewing world for the aspiring seamstress. Cabinet, standard portable and free arm machines are the three main types offered on the market. All three offer different advantages depending on the job to be done. A free arm sewing machine is a variety […]

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What is a Serger Sewing Machine Used For?

What is a Serger Sewing Machine Used For?Sewing has been coming back in a big way in recent years. Whether it’s due to the high price of clothing today or just that people like the feeling of knowing they’ve created something beautiful and useful, more and more people are sewing and buying sewing machines. There […]

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What is Facing in Sewing?

What is Facing in Sewing?If you are an avid sewer, you likely have experience with facings. But if you are just starting out, here are some facts and tips about this specific part of sewing that you may not know. A facing is the area of the garment or item that turns inward, giving the garment’s […]

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What is a Low Shank Sewing Machine?

What is a Low Shank Sewing Machine?Have you ever been in the process of sewing a zipper, button hole, or hem, and felt that your universal presser foot just wasn’t up to the job? I have. Have you ever tried to install a new foot, only to find that it is not compatible with your […]

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This Is What Your Child May Not Be Learning in The Classroom

How Homeschooling Benefits Kids Learning Outside of The ClassroomAccording to the National Home Education Research Institute, more than 2 million American children are homeschooled. That’s a huge increase from 1980 when only about 10,000 families in the U.S. homeschooled their kids.What was once an alternative practice is becoming mainstream. Contrary to what some people believe, […]

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Why Does My Sewing Machine Skip Stitches?

Why Does My Sewing Machine Skip Stitches?Working on a sewing project only to have your machine suddenly start skipping stitches can be incredibly frustrating for novice and expert sewers alike. Skipped stitches are unsightly and weaken the integrity of the final product. Usually, the problem is something minor that you can troubleshoot and fix yourself without […]

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