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Most sewing machine problems can be traced to poor general maintenance or neglect. Learn how to keep your machine in tiptop shape with only a few simple supplies and a few minutes of attention daily, weekly, or monthly— depending on how much you sew.

tutorial on making this beautiful dress.

Make your own picnic dress.

Reference - sewing machine feet (totally) demystified. Descriptions with links to pictures/videos.

Ohhh so that's how??

DIY Two Tutorials for Wrap that can be worn as a scarf, cardigan, poncho, blouse, shrug, stole, turtleneck, shoulder scarf, back wrap, tunic and headscarf.

Inspiration - diy dress - just add a piece of lace to a simple dress!

Thread advisor, shows fabric type, thread to use, and needle to use. Site also has pdf version.

Very good step-by-step invisible zipper tutorial

Sewing Techniques: 1 Adding Piping 2 Add bias to inside edge of garment 3 How to laminate fabric 4 Add a side pocket to an existing garment 5 Sewing a gusset into a bag 6 Inverted pleat pocket 7 Sewing perfect pocket corners 8 How to sew quick & easy boxed bottoms for bags & purses 9 Sewing front plackets tutorial DIY craft tutorial for your own fashion design creations.

Nine Great Sewing projects for Beginners

all about interfacing and a site for all things sewing

Expert Advice on all Aspects of Sewing...

Free download of a folding seam template. What a clever woman to think of this! And how awesome that she is sharing it!

This site is Ahhhmazing! Everything you ever wanted to know about sewing. Sewing guides for tons of things and a bunch of great tutorials!

What Sewing Patterns Don't Tell You

Ever want to pull your hair out because your serger threads "don't look right"? Complete this simple sewing exercise, and you'll never wonder which dial you need to touch! This is a video with instructions for making a fabric "map" which illustrates every tension setting for both needles and both loopers.

An idea for something handmade: a waterproof picnic blanket. I would recommend that at least one side be a breathable gets hot and humid here. Ashu and I love to go to Madison's Concerts on the Square during the summer. Most families set out a blanket, bring wine and pack a picnic. A beautiful way to spend a summer evening.

DIY Fabric Rosette Accessories

DIY Ruffle Flower Scarf by mama-says-sew: Made with knit fabric and elastic thread. #Scarf #Ruffle_Scarf #DIY #mama_says_sew

AWESOME way to learn how to draft your own pattern just for your body. Pretty simple too!

Jeans Refashion tutorial: Flared to straight leg

The Slipstitch by Historical Sewing. (Use for hems, etc.) This lady's entire site is AMAZING!!!

Use a pattern in the middle, love this idea