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How to Take in the Waist on a Pair of Blue Jeans

Pants don't fit right in the waist? It happens to all of us! This super simple trick actually helps finally get you the perfect fit.


Understanding Thread Tension

this article on thread tension changed my life. 15 years with the same machine and i had never adjusted the bobbin tension.


Understanding Thread Tension

yessss, understanding thread tension - where have you been all my life?


Make Crisp, Even Hems

Such a smart trick for making an even hem

A long pincushion attached to a quilted mat that goes under the sewing machine. Quiets the noise and shaking, and gives you a handy place for pins.



A pin cushion for the sewing machine! Genius, must make!

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12 Tips for Sewing With Fleece

sewing with fleece: use new, ballpoint needle, increase stitch length, reduce tension, stay stitch on cross grain, reduce seam bulk and contain hems and raw edges. Other than bulk and nap, just like sewing jersey


Sewing Machine Feet - how to store them

You'll learn a few quick tricks on keeping your sewing machine feet organized and all together.  Plus you'll know what they are!