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By making two marks on the side of your thumb, and moving your thumb along as you work, you have a built in gauge for exact stitch length, without marking up your fabric!

How to ladder stitch (or invisible stitch). This hand sewing technique is essential to closing up the openings in sewn projects without any visible threads. Photo and video tutorial on

hand sewing stitches | Good reminder - and decoration to frame for craft room wall. -- Create this as a piece of embroidery and frame for library wall. Take small pieces of fabric and recreate each instruction set. Put on painted canvas, even!

from One Crazy House

15 Sewing Tricks Your Grandma Should Have Showed You

Whether you're an experienced seamstress or a beginner just starting out, here are 15 sewing tricks you need to have in your arsenal.

from Martha Stewart

Make Crisp, Even Hems

Make Crisp, Even Hems ~ Love this! All those years measuring and pinning!!!