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Narrow Plain Seam
A Narrow Seam is a very easy quick to sew. It is a basic seam and should be in the repertoire of any sewer of any level, beginner to expert. If you are a beginner this is one of the simplest, easiest and most versatile seams to learn. And it…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Dec 27, 2011  
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Sewing Terms A
When reading through the instructions in your Sewing Pattern it is easy to get confused if you don’t understand the terminology. To ease the confusion I have created a glossary of terms that you may run into. Absorbent Absorbent is a term used to describe the ability of fabric to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Dec 27, 2011  
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How to Sew Your Own Clothes
1. Get a measuring tape and take your measurements. The most important measurements to take are your bust, waist and hips. To take your bust measurement you need to wrap the tape measure around the fullest part of your boobs. To measure your waist the tape measure should be around…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Dec 27, 2011  
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10 Reasons to Sew
People take up Sew for a variety of reasons. If you don't Sew you may be thinking about Learning. What are some reasons you should? Here are just a few of the many. 1. Learning to sew will give you an understanding and apprecitation of the time it takes to…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Dec 27, 2011  
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All About Thread
Can you imagine sewing without thread? It would be impossible to get decent results. Thread is what holds your sewing project together. There’s nothing that can really take its place. How you choose thread, what kind you use can really make a difference in your finished garment. There are many…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Sep 12, 2011  
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False French Seam
What is a false French seam? A False French Seam a type of seam that closely resembles a French seam but it is different in the way that it is made. When making a false French seam the process is started with the right sides being stitched together, whereas on…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Sep 06, 2011  
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French Seam
What is a French seam? A French seam which also known as English seam is one of the strongest Seams you can Sew. It has the appearance of a tuck on the wrong side of the fabric and is commonly used on silk lingerie. It is appropriate for fine, lightweight…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Sep 06, 2011  
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Abutted Seam
I love reading sewing magazines and I once saw this type of seam used to join strips of seam binding together to create fabric which was later used to make a button down shirt. I thought that was such an inventive idea. I have experimented with this idea since. It…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Sep 06, 2011  
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Basting Plain Seams
For a beginner the easiest seam to learn is the plain seam. It is simple, flat and versatile. Plain seams are quick to sew and suitable for almost any garment and fabric type, but not all. It is also the beginning of many other seams. The plain seam is also…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Sep 01, 2011  
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Sew to Fit A Full Bust Line
For girls who are “well endowed", with few extra curves on our upper body, fitting dresses and tops can be somewhat of a challenge. Most clothing is cut for a small chest , a B cup and ends being too tight on anything above a D. Try going up a…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Crafts Hobbies   Sep 01, 2011  
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