Can You Sew Buttons On With A Sewing Machine?

Can You Sew Buttons On With A Sewing Machine

Attaching one or two buttons to your sewing project isn’t too difficult or time-consuming. But, add any more buttons, and the process becomes much more tedious. Since you probably don’t want to spend hours upon hours carefully hand-stitching each individual button into place, you’re probably looking for alternative methods.  So, can you use your sewing … Read more

Can You Sew Felt With a Sewing Machine?

Can You Sew Felt With a Sewing Machine

You are in luck! You can use felt on your next sewing projects without having to hand stitch it (unless you want to hand stitch it)! But before you jump right in, there are a few things you need to know! First, let’s go over what you are going to need. You will need the … Read more

Can You Use Overlock Thread for Regular Sewing?

Can You Use Overlock Thread for Regular Sewing

Walking into a fabric or sewing store can be daunting when you catch sight of the vast spools of thread. If you made the mistake of picking up the overlocking thread and are considering using it on your regular sewing machine, don’t try it just yet!  What Is Overlock Thread? First of all, what is … Read more

How to Free Motion Quilt On a Regular Sewing Machine

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If you want to be able to quilt your own quilts on your own sewing machine but are worried that you don’t think you have the right quilting equipment, fear not. It is totally possible to add beautiful texture to your quilts without having to purchase a special machine. If your machine is able to … Read more

How to Sew Binding Strips Together

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If you are relatively new to quilting, you may be confused about the final step to finishing your handmade quilt. This final step is the binding of the fabric, which is done by using a continuous strip of material that has been measured appropriately. In order to do this, you have to be able to … Read more

What Size Sewing Machine Needle for Cotton

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The right needle thread could be the difference between your project’s success or failure. Using the wrong needle will follow broken lines and skipped stitches, all of which will drive you further from your goal of having the professional look you may be aiming for. The market has a wide assortment of needles for sewing … Read more

Can You Quilt with a Regular Sewing Machine

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This is a commonly sought question. However, the simple answer to the query is Yes! One can easily quilt with a regular machine. Most individuals are scared to give it a shot because they fear that their sewing machine is not the right piece of equipment for the job. That’s why you’re probably asking yourself … Read more

What Is a Rolled Hem

The rolled edge of the fabric is placed under the presser foot of the sewing machine.

There are several techniques you can make use of to finish your garment piece. A rolled hem is amongst them and can be used on light to medium weight fabrics. Unfortunately, it is not the best hemming technique for heavier fabrics like wool tweed, denim, polyester fleece, etc. Silks and sheers are the perfect material … Read more

How to Stabilize Knit Fabric for Sewing

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If you are a sewing enthusiast, you probably know that the biggest issue with knit fabric is too much stretch. To resolve this common hurdle, you should learn how to stabilize knit fabric for sewing. While it may sound like a huge inconvenience, it isn’t as difficult as you’d expect. To help you, we have … Read more

How to Sew Elastic into Fabric

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Sewing makes it possible for people to create unique creations that showcase their creativity. If you enjoy sewing, you can make an entire wardrobe that is truly one of a kind. However, some techniques are essential if you plan on making your own clothing. One of these techniques is how to sew elastic into the … Read more