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Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing: How to Pull Threads to the Back of Your Fabric

Have you ever seen directions that tell you to "pull threads to the back of the fabric" or the inside of your garment?

Couture Techniques for a Better Fitting Waistband - Threads

Couture Techniques for a Better Fitting Waistband

Waistband" in Threads (February/March), Susan Khalje shares her techniques and tips on how to add hooks, eyes, snaps, and other small finishing details to achieve a better fitting waistband.

invisible-zipper tutorial, from threads. I really need to learn how to do this. Zippers scare me.

Sewing In a Zipper

Learn now to install centered, lapped, and invisible zippers from Threads magazine. I hate zippers!

Prepare the Sewing Machine for Elastic Thread Sewing

Sew a Simple Fitted Dress or Nighty Using Elastic Thread

Sew a Simple Fitted Dress or Nighty Using Elastic Thread: Prepare the Sewing Machine for Elastic Thread Sewing

Quick turning trick using a bobby pin.  Clever!

Ogden Art Group Meeting – Neat Tube Turning Technique

Neat Tube Turning Technique Tutorial in pictures- It’s an easy way of turning any size fabric tubes you’d like to make

Slashed placket tutorial (this style of placket will result in a pleat sewn into the front of the blouse/shirt - immediately below the bottom of the placket)

I thought I would give you a visual of the placket that I use on pattern . It is simple slashed placket, that basically requires foldin.

Sew Tessuti Blog - Sewing Tips & Tutorials - New Fabrics, Pattern Reviews: Tutorial: How To Make Your Own Fitted Sheets

Tutorial: How To Make Your Own Fitted Sheets Dwight refuses to use a top sheet and I have given in after 50 yrs of marriage. Now I have top sheets that we don't use. This is the perfect solution for getting twice the wear out of a set of sheets.

Seven Alive: Reusable Lined Snack Baggie with *Happy Hour Projects*

Reusable Lined Snack Baggie with *Happy Hour Projects

Kids pj pants made from adult T-shirt. Great recycle project

39 Ways To Reuse, Restyle, And Rewear Your Old T-Shirts

Make Crisp, Even Hems- by marking on card stock how deep you want the hem to be...then fold the fabric over the card stock to meet the line, press!

Make Crisp, Even Hems

Mark the hem line on a piece of cardstock. Turn the fabric over the cardstock until raw edge touches marked line. Repeat to encase the raw edge of the hem. From Martha Stewart.

Mangas

This is the best explanation of cuff-making I& ever seen. Now it& just that problem I have with making buttonholes.

Learn how to read a sewing pattern with these easy steps. Each part is broken down into simple terms. Don't waste your time, your fabric or your patience by making a mistake with your pattern before you even start.  They can be confusing when you start out, so make sure to start out right when using a sewing pattern!  The Sewing Loft

How to Read a Sewing Pattern

Learn how to read a sewing pattern with these easy steps. Each part is broken down into simple terms. Don't waste your time, your fabric or your patience by making a mistake with your pattern before you even start. They can be confusing when you start ou

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