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Here are the Editor's Picks articles for the Sewing Site! These are the top ten articles that your Sewing Editor feels are most important for you to read. Enjoy!

1. Blanket Stitch
Decorative, versatile and functional this overcast or edge stitch is often one of the first beginning embroidery stitches taught to children. Adding beads to each stitch further allows the stitch to add emphasis as an outline to the evenly spaced, even length stitches.

2. Sewing Machine Thread Jams
It happens to all machine sewers - you're sewing your fabric and all of a sudden your machine seems to stop advancing and jam just at the machine's throat plate. You find your needle and bobbin threads in a knotted bunch at the fabric seam just under the presser foot. Probable cause and solutions!

3. Forever Essential Sewing Basket
Even today, a fabric covered, handled sewing basket filled with colorful sewing notions and tools evokes a call to our own sewing muse.

4. Roll Up Organizers
Practical and eminently functional, roll up organizers can simplify our hectic lifestyles by keeping frequently used supplies conveniently corralled and easy to access. Hand-made fabric roll up organizers make for great gifts and are extremely useful for travel as well.

5. Create Fabric Care and Content Labels
Consider DIY fabric care and fiber content labels to include along with unique home-made identifying labels for home sewn garments or fabric craft items. Enhance the quality of your sewn creation, promote a budding brand, and lend a professionalism that will set home sewn items apart from others.

6. Pretty Pillowcase Dress
Pillowcase dresses are a quick and easy way to sew a charming sleeveless summer dress for a little girl. Delightfully nostalgic a pillowcase dress especially if embroidered with a simple design or with a scalloped edge can be a charming way to use a lovingly saved heirloom.

7. Sewing Denim
Instantly familiar, endlessly versatile, at once old and new, the fabric we know as denim and the many clothes, accessories, and home items it has so readily adapted to, has enjoyed steady popularity since the mid 1800s.

8. Draft Stoppers for Door or Window
As autumn will surely make its majestic last stand giving way to the chill of oncoming winter a draft stopper, or draft dodger, can ward off the drafty air that can seep under all but the tightest weather-resistant doors. Draft stoppers are easy to sew for all skill levels.

9. Easy Projects to Sew Using Bandanas
The bandana has become an iconic summer fabric favorite. Like its Americana counterpart - blue jeans, it has withstood the test of time.

10. Fabric Jewelry
Fashioning jewelry out of fabric can produce a distinctive wearable art piece that is surprising, unconventional and unique.



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