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I have been threading my machine incorrectly for twenty years and cursing the tension. Easy tutorials here for Singer sewing machines here fixed it.

Better Homes and Gardensfrom Better Homes and Gardens

Top Tips for Crafters

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

Sewing needles I cannot stress enough how nice it is to use the correct needle for the correct job. Ballpoint on knits help with pucker and pulls. Feather's Flights {a creative, sewing blog}: Basics of Sewing Machine Needles


How to Use Pins the Right Way

How to use pins the right way. Who knew? Not me, since I was self-taught. This could save me some injuries.

eHowfrom eHow

How to Sew Leather With a Standard Sewing Machine

How to Sew Leather on a Standard Sewing Machine


Understanding Thread Tension - Threads

understanding thread tension (super helpful!).

Sewing infographic series from Waffle Patterns! 2nd one is about very basic skill ; hand stitches. Use the right stitch on the right place! This time, I made this by English and Japanese, because of I...

machine embroidery tips. This is a great way to get to know your sewing machine! I need to do this. My machine doe 110 different stitches and I've only used 3! I know...


Understanding Thread Tension

Bobbin Tension adjusting info


Letting Out Pants

Letting Out Pants - If you've ever struggled to button a pair of pants be sure to check out the Letting Out Pants tutorial. This helpful link will show you how to make pants bigger by letting out the waist. If you are a person whose weight often changes then this can be an extremely helpful trick. You don't need to go out and buy new pants if you have gained a few pounds. Keep your old pants and simply make them more comfortable by letting out the waist with these easy steps.

Picky Stitchfrom Picky Stitch

15 Sewing Tips and Tricks that Make Sewing Easier

15 Sewing Tricks that will Make Sewing EASIER