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Sewing on Elastic

Many fashions today use elastic waistbands. The elastic is visible and it not covered by fabric. Use a stretch needle to sew the elastic. This will keep the little knobs of elastic from popping up. Happy sewing.

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Vinyl Patterns

Want to make a pattern that will last. Do all patterns need to last? Of course not, but sometimes we use a pattern many times. Your favorite purse patterns, craft patterns as well as favorite clothing patterns are candidates. In the latest issue of Threads Magazine there was a hint about making patterns from see […]

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Bi-level Topstitch Foot

This interesting little foot works quite well on binding quilts. A new type of foot where the bottom edges are not level. This helps when the fabrics you are sewing aren’t the same height. I am using it for binding quilts although there must be many other uses. When I first tried this foot, I […]

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Pfaff Creative Vision Toggle Icon

Creative Vision (from here out known as the CV) has a wonderful Icon button. Just in case someone reading this doesn’t know what a toggle icon is I will try and explain. (It is icon that will change from one function to another and then back again as it is touched.) Kind of cute really. […]

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Quick Quick Hem

Have you ever needed to hem jeans or cuffs and know it will be hard, if not impossible to replicate the hem. This technique commonly used on jeans also works well for other ready made items. The jacket below was made with french terry. To do this technique, you will be making a tuck above […]

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