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Use Tin Foil To Make Your Own Sewing Patterns A friend of mine knows someone who sews "Knock offs" - Dresses that look just like those worn at the Oscars made by designers. The trick is Aluminum Foil! Yes! .. Plain old tin-foil! I tried it and it works great! On a flat surface (like your kitchen table), lay out the garment you wish to copy, then simply take a piece of the foil and lay it over the part of the dress you want to copy, then take a soft cloth and rub it gently against the foil…

Use Tin Foil To Make A "Knock off" Sewing Pattern. On a flat surface lay out the garment you wish to copy, then simply take a piece of the foil and lay it over the part of the dress you want to copy, then take a soft cloth and rub it gently against the fo

Use Tin Foil to Make Your Own Dress Patterns from an Existing Garment!

Grosgrain: Use Tin Foil to Make Your Own Dress Patterns from an Existing garment. Take a soft cloth and rub over the foil so that you can see the seams in the foil. Cut along the seams of the tin foil and trace onto paper adding seam allowances.

Here's how to re-thread a zipper pull that has come completely apart...genius!

how to re-thread a zipper pull that has come completely apart using tabs made from masking tape.

A fantastic tutorial for how to sew openings closed by hand using a ladder stitch. Pictures to guide you through every step! #sewing

How to Sew a Pillow Closed by Hand with a Blind (Ladder) Stitch

I don't think I've ever used a ladder stitch before. Learn new things every day :) A fantastic tutorial for how to sew openings closed by hand using a ladder stitch. Pictures to guide you through every step!

V-neck Tutorial

Sewing a T-shirt V-Neck Band {Tutorial}

t shirt V neck band tutorial--thank goodness I have been looking everything for this! V necks, yes!

Transparent Tape on your presser foot helps prevent tulle snags and other tulle tips - Melly Sews

How to Sew Tulle

How to Sew Tulle: Transparent Tape on your presser foot helps prevent tulle snags and other tulle tips - Melly Sews

Machine maintenance tools-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.

Preventive Sewing-Machine Maintenance

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.

a tensioning trick you may not know (this is good to know ... my grandma showed me to check this but I had no idea what I was checking, or how to fix it if it's not right!) sewing #tips #tension ≈√

a tensioning trick you may not know (this is good to know . my grandma showed me to check this but I had no idea what I was checking, or how to fix it if it's not right!) sewing tips tension

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