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Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks

Keep These Seam Finishes in Your Bag of Tricks

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Here are a couple of simple and efficient ways to beautifully finish seams.

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Double Bias Length Extension

Double Bias Length Extension

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Extend your sleeves with bias fabric insets. This technique could also be used to extend the hem of a pair of pants or add interest to a straight skirt.

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We Love Sewing all Year, but September is National Sewing Month

We Love Sewing all Year, but September is National Sewing Month

Celebrate with free projects, contests, and giveaways during sewing's month in the spotlight

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Simulators Let You Sew Virtually with Berninas 8 Series

Simulators Let You Sew Virtually with Bernina's 8 Series

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New programs let you experiment with advanced sewing machine features

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Add style and flair with pleats

Add style and flair with pleats

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In a recent 'snoop' shopping trip I was noticing a series of pleats at the waist areas in blouses, shirts, and lightweight jackets.

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Spring Sewing Projects - What Do You Plan to Sew?

Spring Sewing Projects - What Do You Plan to Sew?

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Taking a different tack this year, I've planned exactly what I want to finish sewing before May.

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Raw-Edge Bias Binding

Raw-Edge Bias Binding

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This binding can be used on any part of the garment--curved, straight, or on corners.

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Protect Your Handbag Investment

Protect Your Handbag Investment

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If you appreciate fine handbags, here's a quick project: Make a cotton cover to safeguard an expensive accessory.

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More Tips for Working with Boiled Wool

More Tips for Working with Boiled Wool

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I was inspired by Mary Ray's blog and the current issue of Threads to work with the boiled wool I had been saving for several years. Here are some tips I developed in the process.

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How to Form Slotted Seams

How to Form Slotted Seams

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Make a wonderful finish for a center front, center back, or just about any straight or curved seam you want to call attention to.

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