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Useful Sewing Tips
Sewing tips can be found just about anywhere. On the inside packaging of notions, among the pages of glossy sewing magazines, at sewing groups on just about any social media platform as well as numerous online tutorials, videos, and online classes. Every sewer has their favorite tips for sewing.

Fabric Stablizers
Stabilizers are generally non-woven textiles placed inside or under fabric pieces during construction to provide support and stability to the garment when stitching, particulary during embroidery. Stabilizers are different than iron-on or sew-on interfacings which also provide fabric support.

Understanding Home Sewing Patterns
A home sewer’s printed tissue sewing pattern is like a printed paper road map; the directions on getting from one place to another are all tantalizingly provided, but it’s up to the reader to interpret and make sense of how to get from point A (You Are Here) to point B (Unfamiliar There).

Sew Sustainably
The result of our human endeavors should be to provide the best of all possible worlds for us as individuals, our families, our societies, our nations, and the environment both now and into the future. As we sew today, consider sewing sustainably with just a few considerations for what that means.

Sewing Zippers
The ubiquitous zipper that opens and closes our garments, upholstery items, coats, purses, handbags, sporting goods, camping gear and more, effortlessly at that, has a long history dating back to the 1850s. Sewing a zipper in clothing needn’t be a sewer's lament.

Sewing for Your Canine Friends
Sewing for our four-footed canine friends is as much fun as sewing stuffed and dressed whimsical animals and toys for children. Colorful fabrics, small bits of loopy-tape, grosgrain ribbon, and bias binding go a long way to dressing up and protecting our loving furry companions.

Importance of Pressing
Among a sewer’s collection of sewing tools, notions, fabric, threads and needles none is more important, save the sewing machine itself, than an iron. It may be hard to think of the humble iron as a sewing tool yet its heat and steam capabilities are key to producing exceptional sewing results.

Jewelry Ideas from Fabric
Fashioning jewelry for personal adornment out of fabric and fibers has a long history. The usual metals, stones or fired glass materials is customary for jewelry making in modern times however, early artisans most likely had knotted threads, strips of leather, cording and woven fibers to work with.

Sew Kid’s Playtime Activities
Indoor friendly games can help to temporarily relieve the anxiety and pent up energy for some children who find themselves suddenly in a non-routine sort of day whether from uncooperative weather or by public decree. It may be helpful to engage them, at least for a little while, in a fun activity.

Easy Sewing for Springtime
With the sun's advancing warmth as promise of impending springtime, fabrics sporting prints of softened blues, pinks and lavenders call to sewers at this time as much as new delightful bold geometric prints to help wake us from our recent winter languor. Try a few easy springtime sewing projects!

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