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    Marking a hem on your own with no special tools - stretch a string taut across a doorway and dust it with bath powder (probably flour or chalk would work too), then brush up against the string in the unhemmed garment. Tricky!

    How to Get Rid of Water Marks from Wood

    How to copy a garment- without taking it apart

    Tutorial - Hemming Jeans - a quilters technique. Clever trick for bulky seams.

    clever trick - using a fork to form even pleats

    The Slipstitch by Historical Sewing. (Use for hems, etc.) This lady's entire site is AMAZING!!!

    The secret to hemming knits ~ Rae Gun Ramblings

    How to make a dress form! Way cheaper than buying one!

    A paper-tape dress form is the easiest and cheapest of all. This is better than the duct tape one, you don't need to be wrapped in plastic 1st.

    Check this out if you have a large spool of thread that will not fit on your machine. Super simple! #sewingtip #sewing

    Cut foam pipe insulation to fit sides of painting container & cut slits in foam for a super easy paint brush holder.

    Love this skirt!

    How to thread sketch on a sewing machine.

    How to clean up stray threads in your sewing room without vacuuming! I even have these rollers to hand.

    Too small of a shirt that you don't want to get rid of?

    The Perfect road trip pillow

    pant alterations. brilliant.

    7 Essential Sewing Skills - need to do some of these button hole tutorials. also ironing tips and zippers and seam finishing and hemming

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