Skirt hem

Hemming a Dress or Skirt

Any dressmaker worth her salt knows how to hem a skirt or dress. It’s just one of those essentials that you cannot simply do without. Learn how to do it just like the professionals. What’s the Big Deal? So you know that you should be a dab hand at hemming …

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How to make a Gangster Costume

So they have just seen Bugsy Malone and have decided that they want a gangster costume for Halloween or their next party. So now what do you do? Read this guide and find out what steps you can take to make their dreams come true! His and hers, this gangster …

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Witch costume

How to Make a Witch Costume

There is no better outfit for Halloween or fancy dress than a witches costume. A witch’s outfit is striking memorable and easy to put together. So what’s stopping you? Read on and find out how you can be the wickedest party guest this year. What You Need Witches costumes are …

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Buttonholes and Buttons

We know what you’re thinking. Adding buttonholes can be fiddly and time-consuming. Well, yes, they can be, but with the help of our easy step-by-step guide, they will soon become a breeze. Find out how you can master the art of buttons! Basics The first thing you should know is …

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How to Fix a Ripped Seam

There are few things more annoying than a ripped seam. However, if it happens to you, don’t despair. They can be fixed in a matter of minutes. Find out how to fix your ripped seam by reading the steps below. First Step The principle for mending a ripped seam is …

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Sewing Terminology

Sewing Terminology

New to the world of sewing? Confused by the terminology and language? Don’t let these new words prevent you from exploring your creativity. Let us provide you with a quick reference guide, soon you will know your give from your grading! Everything from A-Z The world of sewing has its …

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Persistent Thread Breaking

Picture the scene – you have nearly finished your finest piece of work. It has taken you months of hard work and for some reason, the thread keeps breaking on your machine. You need to get to the bottom of the problem. Let us tell you how. The good news …

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Incorrect Tension on Your Sewing Machiene

The wrong tension on your machine can be a disaster and one that will ruin your sewing project. Troubleshoot your tension problems now with our quick guide to getting back on track! Telltale Signs of Incorrect Tension If your machine has the wrong tension you will probably be able to …

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stitch types

Stitch Types

Sewing requires a degree of stitching skill. You need to know the basic types of stitches, and when to use them. Let us give you a rundown of the top stitches. The rundown Stitches are all different and they all have different purposes. One might be great for sewing hardy …

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How to Mark Fabric

Marking your fabric is a necessity. If you want to follow your pattern, and if you want perfectly straight lines, you need to mark your fabric. Here is a guide to doing it properly. The Point You might think that marking isn’t really necessary for your project and sometimes you …

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