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Grit™ Magnetic Seam Guide

No matter how experienced you are: seams (as in accurate seams) can be seriously intimidating. Grit™ Magnetic Seam Guide really does help. This high quality, strong, easy-to-use Grit™ Magnetic Seam Guide will ensure uniform seam width - at the click of its magnetic power. Use on the metal throat plate of your sewing machine.  The Magnetic Guide simply attaches to the plate to ensure uniform seam width.  Guaranteed computerized sewing machine safe. Tried and tested! Adjusts to any width, stays firmly in place when sewing, yet removes easily. ... you can also use this handy tool for making pleats, how cool is that? Will fit into the little tool basket that came with your sewing machine, or just store it right on your needle plate. (or on your fridge! ...just kidding...

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Diamond Painting: The New Craze Sweeping the Arts & Crafts Hobby Market

What is Diamond Painting? Diamond painting is quickly becoming a popular and enjoyable hobby for crafters of all ages, and it is easy to see why! The results can be absolutely stunning and just about anyone can create a quite mesmerizing piece of art with a great amount of ease. This style of painting is based around combining the concepts of mosaic art and paint-by-numbers. You build your painting up using tiny diamond-shaped facets to create an eye-catching and extremely colorful design. The resulting artwork gives you a finished painting that truly sparkles and shines. Each tiny diamond is applied in a three-step process that is very easy to follow. Creating your diamond painting can be very absorbing and relaxing....

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How to Use a Darning Foot

If you have never come across the contraption known as the darning foot, it can look a little odd when compared to the normal presser foot. It can even seem awkward at first to learn how to use a darning foot. However, it is an essential tool for free-motion quilters and fabric artisans to use when sewing decorative creations with thread. While the quilter moves the fabric, the darning foot keeps the fabric from coming up with the needle. With a little practice, your darning foot can become an invaluable tool. Remove your current presser foot from your sewing machine, and attach the darning foot as you would any foot. Darning feet look different, depending on the manufacturer, but most...

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DIY Cloth Face Mask

UPDATE 4 Hey mask makers! You rock! Sorry to disappear for a week but I was helping get our local community mask sewing project off the ground (western North Carolina). I've added a Mask 1 pattern PDF (reg size) with a GRID on it, at last. Also some new informative links related to cloth mask effectiveness and other relevant topics. Lastly, I've added a section about FILTERS. Keep sewing and keep safe! UPDATE 3Child size pattern added, problem with large size pattern PDF solved, added some more measurements to the wire and elastic supply list, added a whole section on filter options in the research notes. Tomorrow I will add a new step at the end, with a list of community...

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How to use the Zipper Foot

The Zipper Foot can be used for inserting zippers as well as making and inserting piping or cording. The zipper Foot allows the needle to stitch close to a raised edge such as the teeth of a zipper or the thickness of cording. The Zipper Foot is truly an essential accessory for fashion sewing and home decor projects.On most sewing machine models, the Zipper Foot can be attached to the presser foot holder on either the right side or left side. Depending on the type of zipper insertion, both sides may be used. For more information on the Zipper Foot for your machine model, refer to your sewing machine manual. Zippers There are many zipper applications: lapped zipper, fly front...

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