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How To Hem Pants Without A Sewing Machine

How To Hem Pants Without A Sewing Machine

The skill of hemming your pants is very common and essential, this skill comes in handy most of the time such as when you order pants online and you got long pants. There…

How To Embroider Letters With Sewing Machine

How To Embroider Letters With Sewing Machine

Embroidery is the most attractive piece of art, a message delivered through embroidery becomes more heartfelt and meaningful. It is an efficient way of decorating clothes, handkerchiefs, etc. Embroidery improves beauty and brings…

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How To Make A Dress Bigger Without Sewing – Detailed Guide with Tips & Techniques

We all look for some plans when the fabric is not too much for the dress we like to make for ourselves. You may have seen many people like to wear a bigger…

How To Shorten Curtains Without Sewing

How To Shorten Curtains Without Sewing – Step-by-Step Guide

Curtains improve the beauty of a house, we all buy curtains of our choice but most of the time we can’t find the curtains of perfect length. For that you can get custom…

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How to Embellish with lace

One of the variations I suggest for the Shell Coin Purse pattern is to embellish it with lace. In this post I show you how to do that, to create the purse version seen to…

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Free Appliqué Template: Monster

This monster applique template is a fun way to personalize all sorts of items. I made this sample with scraps of fun fur for a hairy monster look with a mop of unruly…

raw and turned-edge appliqué

Comparison of Raw and Turned-Edge Appliqué

Pressing on with my appliqué series, today I want to look at different ways of finishing the edges. So far I’ve talked mostly about the fusible web method of appliqué but there are times when…

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How to Make Templates More Durable

If you’re re-using pattern pieces or templates, flimsy paper shapes can tear or get ragged after a few uses. Tracing can be time-consuming, while glueing pieces onto card can result in lumpy bumpy…

How to Appliqué with Tricky Fabrics

How to Appliqué with Tricky Fabrics – Part 1

Last year I did a string of posts on appliquéing, and I promised some tips for dealing with tricky fabrics. So far I’ve demonstrated all my appliqué techniques with cotton fabrics – a…

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How to cut small circles from felt – 5 Easy Methods

I was working on an up-coming project and needed to cut out a whole load of felt circles to make eyes. This can get fiddly, so I thought I’d share my favorite method…