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Preventive Sewing-Machine Maintenance

Preventive Sewing-Machine Maintenance

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Most sewing machine problems can be traced to poor general maintenance or neglect. Learn how to keep your machine in tiptop shape with only a few simple supplies and a few minutes of attention daily, weekly, or monthly— depending on how much you sew.

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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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Yo-yos by the Hoopful

Yo-yos by the Hoopful

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Learn how to turn your embroidery machine into a yo-yo assembly line.

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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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Drape a Skirt Sloper

Drape a Skirt Sloper

Learn how to turn seams and darts into useful fitting and design tools.

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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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Understanding Thread Tension

Understanding Thread Tension

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Learn how to use the tension devices on your sewing machine and how to thread for proper tension.

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Choosing Machine-Embroidery Threads

Choosing Machine-Embroidery Threads

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All the options can be confusing. Here are guidelines for selecting the right threads for your embroidery projects.

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The Merits of a Basic Fitting Pattern

The Merits of a Basic Fitting Pattern

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Learn how to use a sloper to simplify altering commercial patterns.

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Machine Embroidery: A Marriage of Fabric and Design

Machine Embroidery: A Marriage of Fabric and Design

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Learn how to pair the right design and fabric for great results: Guidelines for embroidering fabrics, from sheers to corduroy.

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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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Bra-Making Sources by Mail

Bra-Making Sources by Mail

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If you want to make a custom bra, you'll need patterns as well as elastic, hook closures, rings, slides, and more. Here are some companies that sell what you need.

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Online Sources for Elastics

For quality elastics used in high-end ready-to-wear, turn to the World Wide Web.

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Use a Whetstone to Smooth Machine Needles

Using a whetstone can help extend the life of your needles

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Choose the Right Notions when Sewing White Fabric

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Tips for selecting notions for white fabric

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Tape Protects Ruler

Use tape to prevent ink marks

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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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