An easy guide on how to raise the feed dogs to resume normal sewing.
Plaids, stripes, and prints are strong visual patterns, so it is important to match them at prominent seams. If you […]
Nap refers to the raised fibers on the surface of a fabric. These fibers naturally run one direction or the […]
Careful and frequent Pressing is the key to great-looking garments. Pressing is not the same process as ironing. When pressing, […]
When your hems have been prepared, you are ready to stitch the hem in place. There are several ways in […]
You can stitch hems by machine or by hand. Some hems should be invisible on the right side of the […]
Decorative trims give your garments style and provide a way to add your own personal touch. Some trims – like […]
Sheer fabrics can be a challenge to sew. They are transparent, somewhat fragile, and have a tendency to creep. They […]
A ruffle is a strip of fabric that is gathered along one edge and attached to a flat piece of […]
Bias binding encloses fabric edges for a neat, often decorative finish. Because of the bias direction, the binding wraps around curves without puckering.
The term “stretch fabrics” refers to stretch-woven fabrics, single knits, some double knits, and bias-cut fabrics.
The key to sewing slippery fabrics – silk, polyester, rayon and acetate – is to avoid overhandling them. These delicate […]