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A Pin for Every Purpose

A Pin for Every Purpose

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A pin is not just a pin. Consider its five parts: head, point, length, thickness, and metal content.

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Fabric Printing with a Brayer

Fabric Printing with a Brayer

This easy-to-find graphic-arts tool makes textural design on fabric as simple as using a paint roller.

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Sewing-Machine Needles: An Overview

Sewing-Machine Needles: An Overview

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Learn to recognize the many types of standard, decorative, and special-purpose machine needles. Discover what each is best for, and how to troubleshoot problems.

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Machine-Needle Know-How

Machine-Needle Know-How

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There are lots of needles to choose from. Ensure a project's success by selecting the right one.

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How to Shop for Elastic

How to Shop for Elastic

Sewing educator and author Connie Long explains how to get the right type and the right amount of elastic for a flexible waistline.

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Making Sense of Stabilizers

Making Sense of Stabilizers

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Fabric stabilizers are rewriting the book on decorative sewing techniques, and new ones appear daily. Here's how to sort through the maze.

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Five Must-Have Sewing Tools

Five Must-Have Sewing Tools

These simple, inexpensive items make sewing easier and more enjoyable.

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Quilting Supplies by Mail

Quilting Supplies by Mail

Quilters in search of quilting thread, batting, quilting betweens, and open-ended thimbles will find what they're looking for at the companies listed here.

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How to Cut Thread on an Airplane

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A substitute for scissors that you can take with you on an airplane.

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Cool Tool: Gravity Feed Iron

Cool Tool: Gravity Feed Iron

Busy seamsters may want to consider investing in a pricey but stronger gravity feed iron.

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Little Shop, Little Shop of Notions

You can get unique and hard-to-find notions on the cheap at your local thrift store.

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On a Roll with Trim

On a Roll with Trim

A clever way to organize by-the-yard notions such as trims, ribbons and elastics.

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Threads on Edge

Threads on Edge

An ingenious way to store errant spools of thread.

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Spice Up Your Notions

Spice Up Your Notions

A spicy-smart way to store buttons, baubles and more in your sewing or crafting area.

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Shop Your Stash!

Don't forget to regularly check your sewing room stockpiles for any fabulous forgotten fabrics and notions.

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Have You Seen My Glasses?

Have You Seen My Glasses?

A great new use for an old eyeglasses case.

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Save a Thread, Thread a Needle

Save a Thread, Thread a Needle

Save yourself time and thread with this crafty solution for errant lengths of string.

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Serving Up Sewing

Keep your notions safe and close-by with this thoughtful tip.

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Snaggle Tooth, No Thank You!

Try this better way to snip thread than the tried-and-true method many seamsters use.

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Serving Up Sewing

A great tip for keeping small notions close to your sewing machine.

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