Beginners tips for sewing. This is a great blog! She has awesome tutorials and explains things well...like what selvage and bias is. I need to use this website as a guide for sure.

Beginners tips for sewing. awesome tutorials and explains things well.like what selvage and bias is.

understanding sewing machine needle sizes

Everything You Need to Know About Sewing Machine Needles

Sewing Machine Needle Sizes Understanding the numbers associated with sewing machine Needles will help you make the correct choice and possibly solve machine problems. - My DIY Tips

martha stewart sewing projects for beginners - terry cloth caddy; so needs this -- easy to clean too!

"Terry-Cloth Bathroom Caddy - Clear off bathroom countertops by storing toiletries in a hanging organizer. To make one, just stitch a few seams in a hand towel.

martha stewart projects for beginners -- button up window shades; would be neat for french doors in nursery if I can pull it off/find fabric in time

Button-Up Window Shade. This simple shade is quickly and easily sewn and can be raised to two heights to let in varying amounts of light.See the "Button-Up Window Shade" in our Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners gallery

martha stewart - knife-edge pillow   (for pull-out couch in E's room)

Knife-Edge Pillow

This easy knife-edge pillow can be made in two basic styles: with a cover sewn closed by hand, or with a button closure in the back that allows the pillowcase to be removed for laundering.

understanding thread tension (super helpful!)
Well, Duh!!

Understanding Thread Tension on Your Sewing Machine

Understanding Thread Tension: Tension devices and proper threading ~ VERY helpful. Learn how to use the tension devices on your sewing machine and how to thread for proper tension.

martha stewart - basic hand stitches

Hand Stitches

2 stitches to fake serge

How to make a fake surge seem on your clothes with a regular sewing machine.

good video quality showing how to thread brother cs6000i, my new sewing machine!

my machine.Brother Sewing Machine - Getting Started & How to thread the bobbin, upper & lower needle.

website w/good tips - sewing for beginners - direct link to post on top 10 sewing materials you need

website w/good tips - sewing for beginners - direct link to post on top 10 sewing materials you need

how to sew a straight seam ... super super easy, but I need this explained to me like I'm 3.

how to sew a straight seam ... super super easy, but I need this explained to me like I'm 3.

martha stewart - crisp, even hems

Make Crisp, Even Hems

Perfect hem line - draw a line on card stock, 1 inch in from edge of card stock. Place the card stock on fabric, with line parallel to fabric edge. Fold fabric over card stock, aligning fabric edge with line; press with an iron.

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