Top Ten Sewing Articles

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1. Machine-made Buttonhole Tips
The timeless expression - practice makes perfect, is never truer than when applying a machine-made buttonhole to a carefully sewn garment. The best way to ensure a machine-made buttonhole comes out the way it is expected to look is to make a test buttonhole using a fabric scrap from the project.

2. Practical Sewing Tips
Could a sewer ever have enough sewing tips? All sewing tips that can save time, effort, cost or reveal some clever tidbit of sewing info are always helpful and welcome. Of course, only those that provide practical workable results will have the expected value for the sewer.

3. Sewing a Newborn Layette
All it takes is a little fabric and very little sewing time to create a basic layette for a new baby. Sewing patterns for baby garments have simple lines to follow with just a few seams and sewing considerations. There are also substantial cost savings to sewing baby's first months of clothing.

4. Small Space Sewing Ideas
When the only sewing space available is a corner of a room or a tiny closet or even open space under a stairwell then how to accommodate what may be an exponentially growing fabric stash, numerous sewing notions, of course a sewing machine and more? It all becomes a challenge of organization.

5. Bed Sheets as Fabric Yardage
Using old bed sheets that have drifted to the linen closet bottom or finding thrifted ones to recycle into a variety of needed items is an economical alternative to purchasing new fabric yardage. They can be made into braided rag rugs, pillow cases, fitted crib sheets, duvet covers and so much more.

6. Gingerbread House to Sew
As a holiday craft project, sewing a gingerbread house from fabric or felt can be delightful. The tiny houses are charming to use as a tree ornament, package decoration, or multiples strung together for garland.

7. Computer Workstation Sewing Projects
It helps to stir up work place inspiration when there is a change in viewpoint. Change the workspace decor easily with fabrics that have a splash of seasonal colors, abstract designs or specific dedicated interests to soothe the mind to let the creative or routine process commence for the workday.

8. Sewing Aspirations Past and Present
Sewing artifacts gathered from times past reveal that sewing tools such as steel needles, pins and elaborate pincushions were included in a bridal hope chest. Their value for a young woman dreaming of marriage and starting a home were included with hand embroidered items and other heirloom pieces.

9. Sewing and Reupholstering Basics
What has reupholstering got to do with sewing? Actually, everything! From choosing fabric type, determining how much fabric yardage to acquire, batting wraps, measuring, cutting, and some stitching there are many commonalities with sewing to consider when attempting a modest reupholstering project.

10. Sewing with Selvages
Sewers have often been instructed by pattern layout details to not use the fabric selvage edge, a word combined from self-edge, which was expected to be cut off and discarded. These factory loomed finished edges today no longer fill the waste basket or cutting room floor but have surprising uses.



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