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Getting Tension Right - The upper tension needs adjustment if your machine tangles the thread:   -on topside- tension is too tight;   -on underside- tension is too loose

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When a “bird’s nest” of thread appears, the likely culprit is your upper thread tension. If loops appear on the underside of the fabric, the upper thread tension may be too loose. If knots appear on top of the fabric, the upper tension may be too tight.

Has this happened to you? Read these tips before you call a sewing machine repair man!

How to Fix Sewing Machine Thread Bunching Up

Thread bunching up on the top or underside of your fabric is a common sewing problem. Here's what to do before you call a sewing machine repair man!

If you don't have a ruffler: The easiest way to make a ruffle! highest tension + longest stitch = automatic ruffle

If you don't have a ruffler: The easiest way to make a ruffle! highest tension + longest stitch = automatic ruffle sewing hack tips

I haven't learned sewing yet - I start class today - but I'm saving this for later. :)

Facepalm Sewing Tips

won't be obvious to me, but pinning for future sewing problems. (beyond breaking needles)

Learn how to use the tension devices on your sewing machine and how to thread for proper tension..

Understanding Thread Tension - Threads

Learn how to use the tension devices on your sewing machine and how to thread for proper tension. Very informative. I've always been afraid of tension on my sewing machine.

40+ Apron patterns...want to make the Lady apron

Now I can make all those super cute aprons I see--DIY Frilly Aprons! Here's a collection of links for adorable apron patterns.

Sewing machine needles and how to choose them

Sewing Machine Needles & How to Choose Them

"How to Choose Sewing Machine Needles" (from Sew, Mama, it yourself gifts made gifts handmade gifts gifts

Tips and examples on how to hem sheer fabrics such as chiffon, voiles and organza. Examples on a regular sewing machine and a serger for tiny rolled hems.

How to hem sheer or lightweight fabrics

How to hem sheer or lightweight fabrics - So Sew Easy Tips and examples on how to hem sheer fabrics such as chiffon, voiles and organza. Examples on a regular sewing machine and a serger for tiny rolled hems.

Sewing Machine 101 {Sewing Tips}    This is a great 101 on getting started with your sewing machine! Great for the newbies to sewing in general and also for those that just need a refresher course! Easy to follow with pictures and descriptions!

Dwell on Joy: Sewing Machine 101 {meant to inspire you! Loads of pictures, looks like a very useful step by step tutorial for a beginner like me :-)

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

Can't wait to check this site out! Especially since M bought me my very own sewing machine! Pinner says: This site is Ahhhmazing! Everything you ever wanted to know about sewing. Sewing guides for tons of things and a bunch of great tutorials!

With this clever sewing tip from Threads #174, your zippers will be feeling better than ever.

Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends

Sewing Tip: No More Scratchy Zipper Ends -- Even an uncut zipper can irritate your skin. You can wrap the zipper end in a fabric tab to add a nice finishing touch and make your garments more enjoyable to wear. -September Issue 174 - Page / zip - astuces

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Sweet and Spicy Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders

Sewing tips and hacks are in place to make those who sew as a living/career or as a pastime easier. Below are 10 crucial sewing hacks that can be used to improve a person’s skills, maintain things more organized or speed up this process.

Use these quick tips to "sew like a pro" every time! Use a rubberband as your "magic stitching guide"...and you'll be able to sew anything you can imagine

I like the idea of using a rubber band. Use these quick tips to "sew like a pro" every time! Use a rubberband as your "magic stitching guide".and you'll be able to sew anything you can imagine

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