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Prethread Serger Needles

Thread serger needles before putting them into the machine

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Build in No-Slide Shoulder Straps

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Use elastic cording to create no-slide shoulder straps

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Neat Seams without Backstitching

A method for producing smoother, neater seams

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Pin-Tuck Timesaver

To save time, sew tucks on the fabric before cutting

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Add Support to Fabrics with Old Flannel Sheets

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Used flannel sheets can provied the right backing for a variety of sewing projects

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Put a Bead Behind That Button

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Sewing a bead behind a button is an elegant trick that works with a variety of garments

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The Most Important Button Position Is the One on the Bust Point Line

Determine your correct bust point

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Tape Protects Ruler

Use tape to prevent ink marks

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Stitch Buttons by Machine

Stitch buttons by machine for a more secure attachment in less time

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Organize Your Button Stash

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A strategy for keeping your button stash organized

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Keep Track of Yardage

Tips for marking fabric measurments

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Easy Needle Identification

Use an adhesive-backed clip to help keep track of which needle is in your sewing machine

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Storing Thread Spools

Use finishing nails to help with spool storage

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Multiple Uses for Kitchen Cutting Mats

Kitchen cutting mats help with a variety of sewing tasks

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Thread Multiple Bobbins

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Wind extra bobbins for better efficiency

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Tilt Your Sewing Machine

A computer keyboard wrist rest can make sewing more comfortable

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Keep Pinking Shears in the Pink

A soft brush helps eliminate lint and keeps pinking shears working properly

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Mark Thread Spools to Remember Settings

Marking thread spools makes for easier readjustments

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Dental Tools for Sewing

Dental tools can assist with a variety of sewing techniques

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Removing Water-Soluble Marks

Use an envelope moistner and paper towel to get rid of water-soluble marks

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