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CUTTING TOOLS in Sewing – Best Tools You Need

If you have been into your local fabric shop lately, you will know there is a mind-boggling array of cutting tools in sewing to choose from. Here I will give you a quick guide to selecting the best sewing scissors and tools for your projects. CUTTING TOOLS IN SEWING & BEST SEWING SCISSORS I bet you’re thinking, “But aren’t all scissors alike? Don’t they all do the same job? Well, they do all cut something but looks can be deceptive! There are several different types of cutting tools in sewing that you will need to make your sewing efficient and without frustration. THE 8 BEST CUTTING TOOLS Fabric shears All-purpose cheap scissors Thread snippers Embroidery scissors Rotary cutters Pinking shears For lefties...

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NT How to Wind a Bobbin | BEST Beginners Guide

Learning how to wind a bobbin is a vital part of getting the best out of your sewing machine. Like any partnership, the two sides of the sewing story need to be in unison with the top thread and the bottom thread in a harmonious relationship. The bobbin is only a little piece of the action but without proper winding, there will definitely be a breakdown in communication. HOW TO WIND A BOBBIN Before you begin to wind the bobbin on your sewing machine, check the handbook for the type of bobbin you have and the set of rules that apply to your make and model of machine.  The principles are the same for most machines, but the type of bobbin and...

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HOW TO USE CLOVER WONDER CLIPS

Binding isn’t one of those activities that I shout for joy when it’s time to get it done.  I know, I know….but it’s the end of the project and it’s great to Finally have things ready to be finished and done and all of that jazz. But really.  I don’t like the prep work for it.  I’m not a big fan of pins that poke me every time I run my hand along the edge (not sure why I haven’t figured that one out). Typically I use the machine for binding- both sides.  But in some cases, I need to do something a little bit different.  I need to use Clover Wonder Clips. These are perfect for using with fabric...

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3 Steps to Using a Needle Threader

What Is a Needle Threader? A needle threader is a device for helping to put the thread through the eye of a needle. Many types of this low-tech device exist but the most common consists of a diamond-shaped thin and flexible wire attached to a coin-shaped metal, plastic, or wooden handle. Needle threaders can be found in the sewing notions section of a store and often accompany a package of sewing needles. A purchased sewing needle threader might even have a cover to protect the wire section of the needle threader. Most hand-sewing needle threaders end up at the bottom of a sewing box and are never used even though they would save hours of frustration threading a sewing needle. Sadly, though,...

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How to Use a Ruffler Foot – 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 machines. You can purchase an after-market model from Fancycollective.com fairly inexpensively. Just check whether your machine has a high shank or...

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