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Understanding Everything About Zippers!

Adding a zipper to a sewing project can be intimidating. I was planning to do a post on how to sew an invisible zipper with the invisible zipper foot but, as I was researching and gathering information for this post - and I like to be thorough - my introduction kept on growing and soon became a whole article. There is a lot to explain and discover about zippers. I promise you, the invisible zipper post will be one of my next posts. Today, you’ll get some information about zippers, zipper feet, and ways to install zippers in different projects. With this intro you’ll be more confident when choosing your zipper, using the right tool, and choosing the look of...

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Sewing Machine Feet Guide – 10 Best Sewing Machine Feet

Use this sewing machine feet guide to make your sewing faster, more accurate and easier. Depending on the brand of your machine, the feet may be snap on or screw on. Most modern machines use the snap on method making it fast and easy to change feet. I’m sure you have quite a few of these that came with your machine. Why not try them and see how much it improves your sewing. A little extra time taken to get the right foot and needle in your machine can make your project turn into a professional looking item you will be proud of. SEWING MACHINE FEET GUIDE WHAT ARE THE BEST SEWING MACHINE FEET? 1. General Purpose Foot (Universal Foot) All machines...

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WHY ARTS AND CRAFTS ARE IMPORTANT FOR ADULTS

Several new studies have proven that adults who do creative activities like arts and crafts have fewer memory problems. Also, they have less general cognitive disorders when they reach old age. In this article, we have compiled useful data on why arts and crafts are important for adults. BENEFITS OF ARTS AND CRAFTS FOR ADULTS Inexpensive: Getting creative and starting to learn your craft is by far the easiest and most affordable thing that you can do to improve your mental health. These are not complicated activities that you might’ve seen on the TV or browsing the internet. Knitting, painting flower pots, or DIY diamond painting are just some examples. These represent fun, creative activities that are also extremely cheap. If you’re interested in preserving...

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How to Use a Ruffler Foot – The Ultimate FAST Gathering Foot

I know what you are asking? What is that medieval contraption in the photo below? Well, it is a Ruffler foot! This amazing foot can gather and pleat all at once with only one row of stitching. This tutorial will teach you how to use a ruffler foot to cut down on your gathering time substantially. I have a love-hate relationship with my Ruffler foot. If it is a small project it is not worth all the effort to set it up, but if I have a large amount of gathering in my project, it is AMAZING!!!!!Rufflers are available for most makes of machine. You can purchase an after-market model from Fancycollective fairly inexpensively. Just check whether your machine has...

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Sewing Thread Types: Best Type of Thread for your Project

Diversity is what gives the world we live in interest and variety. The same can be said for the world of sewing thread types. There is a diverse selection of thread to suit every project and every seamstress. Sewing threads could be divided into societal groups – some belonging to a country fair, some to the workforce, some to fashion and the rag trade, some to the artsy side of sewing and some to the world of glitz and glamour. SEWING THREAD TYPES How many different types of sewing thread are available? Lots! These are just some of the sewing thread types to choose from. Cotton thread and those with natural fibers Elastic thread such as shirring elastic Polyester thread which is sometimes...

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