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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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What is a Thimble and What is it Used For?

So, what is a thimble? A thimble is a small cover that goes on the end of your finger to protect it from being pricked by a needle when hand sewing. This is especially important when you are sewing thick fabrics or leather and need a bit of pressure to push the needle through the fabric. They are also essential when you are doing prolonged hand sewing or beading where there is an increased risk of you pricking yourself repeatedly. Most thimbles have lots of little indents so that the end of the needle won’t slip when you push it through. They are generally worn on the middle finger but you can put it on your index finger or even thumb if that...

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How to use the Roller Foot

The Roller Foot can be used to sew thicker fabrics, napped fabrics, heavy knits, leather, vinyl, or any heavier weight fabrics that are difficult to feed. The foot has two sets of rollers, one large which is to the front and two small rollers at the back of the foot. This allows the fabric to pass under the foot smoothly.Depending on your machine model, the foot may have its own shank or it may simply snap on and off the machine.In addition, some versions of the foot are made from a non-stick material while others are metal. Regardless of the style, the feet essentially work in the same way.The Roller Foot can be used in place of a General Purpose...

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How to use the Ruffler Foot

The Ruffler Foot is one of the best time-saving attachments you can add to your sewing machine. This accessory is used to create perfectly spaced pleats and gathers. There are several adjustments that you can make to vary the look of the pleats, including the size and depth of the pleats. It’s perfect for lightweight fabrics and also medium weight fabrics. The existing presser foot will need to be removed from your Singer Sewing Machine before attaching the Ruffler Foot attachment. The Ruffler Foot attachment has an arm that slides around the needle clamp and moves up and down with the movement of the needle. This movement causes the Ruffler to tuck the fabric in as you sew. Attaching the Ruffler...

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Do You Need a Free-Motion Quilting Foot?

Would you like to free-motion quilt? Even if you’re working on a home machine, you can confidently FMQ — as long as you have the right machine presser foot. A free motion quilting foot, a specialized presser foot that provides excellent visibility for this type of quilting, is essential.  WHAT IS A FREE-MOTION QUILTING FOOT? The free-motion quilting foot, sometimes called a darning foot or hopping foot, is designed so that the sewing machine needle passes through a small ring on the foot. It looks a little like a flat doughnut, and the needle on your machine passed through the hole of the doughnut. While other presser feet remain flat against the fabric as you sew, the free-motion quilting foot hops...

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