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How to Use a Sewing Awl

How to Use a Sewing Awl

Sewing bags, coats, jackets, shoes, or hats for example, usually requires thicker materials such as leather, wool, canvas, rexine, etc. If you’ve already tried making these, you know how difficult it can be to pass a needle through them. Yet, ...

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How to Alter Jeans Waist Smaller

How to Alter Jeans Waist Smaller

So you’ve bought jeans that are slightly bigger at the waist and the store won’t take them back, or you’ve lost a few pounds and now your favorite pair of jeans require a bit of adjusting. There are several ways ...

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How to Cut Fabric Straight

How to Cut Fabric Straight

I can not stress enough how important it is to learn how to cut fabric straight especially if you plan on sewing it. There’s no fabric project I can think of that doesn’t involve at least one straight edge. Cutting ...

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How to Thread a Needle on a Sewing Machine

How to Thread a Needle on a Sewing Machine

Maybe you’re a newbie on the sewing machine, or an experienced sewer looking for a better strategy to thread a needle on a sewing machine. Many sewing machines have mechanisms to do this automatically, but maybe you have a retro ...

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How to Make Fabric Rosebuds

How to Make Fabric Rosebuds

Roses are considered one of nature’s most beautiful flowers, and they come as perfect decoration on many occasions thanks to their simple yet elegant looks. Fabric roses look amazing as a dining table decoration, on your bedsheets, and you can ...

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How to Hand Quilt Without a Hoop

How to Hand Quilt Without a Hoop

Quilting helps you relax, have fun, and perhaps make something nice and useful. Most people practice quilting with a hoop for improved accuracy and a hands-free approach, that reduces the stress on your hands. However, if you plan on having ...

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How to Fix Large Hole in Leather Couch

How to Fix Large Hole in Leather Couch

A hole in a leather couch is one of the most common issues in leather furniture households. There are many activities that can put your leather couch in danger of getting a hole: pets (especially while they’re still babies), smoking ...

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How to Fix Ripped Jeans

How to Fix Ripped Jeans

Ripped jeans are a controversial piece of clothing. Some can carry it like it was only meant for them and on others, they look like, in T. S. Eliot’s words, “a silk hat on the head of a Bradford millionaire”. ...

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How to Sew Stretchy Fabric

How to Sew Stretchy Fabric

There are only a few things that might scare a brave sewer. Friends and family bugging you to sew dresses for them isn’t all that scary by itself, but when they are not willing to pay for your labor (and ...

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How to Make a Kimono

How to Make a Kimono

I am a fan of the golden age of the Japanese cinema, and the way kimonos are carried by the people who wear them in these movies never ceases to amaze me. Whether it’s just a woman ascending the stairs, ...

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