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So many uses for buttons

Many of us have piles of buttons that have been collected over the years. They give you a spare button when you buy clothing, buttons fall off old clothes, or you buy an interesting button but never get round to using it. Here are some projects that I have come across that use buttons in unique and wonderful ways. ABOVE and BELOW: Upholstery buttons can be covered in fabric and dressed up in so many ways. You can use these as part of a decor project, perhaps on a mirror or picture frame, to dress up plain clothing, add to a bag, or any other ideas you can think of. You can even make flowers with buttons - and they look...

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Sewing Machine Needle Threader & Inserter

Double functions: for threading, it can help pass thread through the needle eye conveniently, in case of poor eyes or poor lighting; For inserting, it holds needles firmly to prevent falling while changing needles. Durable material: this set of needle threading tools is made of quality plastic and metal, quality and durable, not easy to break, can serve for a long time Wide range of usage: it is suitable for all kinds of household multi-functional sewing machines without automatic threading, meanwhile, some old sewing machines can also use it Common dimension: the sewing needle inserters are approx. 7.5 cm/ 3 inch in length and 1 cm/ 0.4 inch in diameter, common size, easy and convenient for handling. It is easy to use ...No more spending time trying to thread your needles! Grit™ Sewing Machine...

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Best Gifts for Sewers – The Ultimate List

Do you find it hard to choose gifts for your friends? If you do – welcome to the club! I love sewing and I have many sewing friends. Picking best gifts for sewers can be a daunting mission while choosing gifts for my other friends can turn into a nightmare. Don’t get me wrong here, I love giving presents, it just happens that I overthink it trying to find the perfect one. Gift giving has a long tradition. It’s been an important part of our culture since the dawn of civilization. Exchanging presents is so deeply engraved in our interactions that it attracts psychologists, anthropologists, and other scientists to study and analyze this behavior. While most of us love both...

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How to Use Overcast Foot – Best Tips

If you bought a sewing machine in this century, chances are, it came with several presser feet and many built-in stitches. A multitude of options can be quite overwhelming for newbies. That’s why the majority of new sewists end up using only a handful of stitches and even fewer presser feet. While you don’t have to use all of the features that your sewing machine offers, the truth is that many of these options are very useful occasionally. The overcast foot, also known as the over-edge foot or overlocker foot is one of them. If you’re not using it, I hope you will change your mind after reading this article. It can really help you make your seams and seam finishes look professional. What...

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How to sew with a bias binding foot – adjustable for all widths

It’s no secret that I love bias tape: making it, hemming with it, binding edges with it, decorating with it. I love it so much that I’ve dedicated a whole series of lessons and tutorials on bias tape! And today’s lesson is a really fun one on how to sew with a bias binding foot. This is an adjustable binding foot that makes binding with bias tape so easy! I showed how to bind with bias tape the classic way last year and, while that comes out perfectly, it can sometimes be a sort of long process with repeated pinning and sewing. But once you know how to sew with a bias binding foot, you can whip right through your binding process in just one go and without pins! And if...

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