Sewing

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Sewing tips can be found just about anywhere. On the inside packaging of notions, among the pages of glossy sewing magazines, at sewing groups on just about any social media platform as well as numerous online tutorials, videos, and online classes. Every sewer has their favorite tips for sewing.

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Functional totes, nostalgic aprons, practical sleep pants, simple skirts and stylish infinity scarves are some of the best sewing projects for novice sewers since all involve a yard or less of fabric, usually straight line sewing and little time to complete. Add pillowcases to an easy-to-sew list!

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Wonderful carefully laid out fabric - check, perfect pattern already chosen -check, sewing machine threaded and ready to go - check, scissors, pins and tape measure within easy reach - check, then ready, set, make it sew, but wait - is anything missing?

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Sewing in a sustainable way combines the time-honored traditions of one of the oldest of crafts with the wonders of modern technologies. The knowledge that living and working with care for the environment can enrich our economy and communities embraces a philosophy of sustainability.

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As spring approaches, our sewing projects seem to take on this seasonal transition with more than a bit of whimsy. Decorated garden flags, fabric baskets with brightly colored straw and dyed eggs for Easter, stuffed bunnies everywhere and of course delicate wreaths for the front door.

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Direct or indirect sunlight, excessive high or low humidity and its companion extreme temperature fluctuations can seriously affect the condition of thread spools and shelf life. To protect and keep thread spools in top condition, consider storing them in protective containers and away from kitty!

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Sewing notions include the expected small accessory tools like scissors, needles, pins, and soft flexible tape measures, however many unexpected items used in the process of sewing can be considered within the realm of sewing notions - even some surprising everyday objects.

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The earliest use of buttons as fasteners may be lost to antiquity, however buttons made of various materials have been around to hold skins and fibers in place to keep coverings on our bodies secured since then. Buttons are best known as utility fasteners for clothing but can be beautiful as well.

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The way clothes fit the body with consideration to comfort and freedom to move without undo restraint is the ease that is built into the construction of a garment. Design ease is a function of the overall style of the garment and usually has additional fabric amounts to supplement the wearing ease.

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Sewing tips that can save time, cost or reveal some clever tidbit of info are always welcome. It is only those that provide really practical workable results to have expected value for the sewer. Sewing machine thread issues can provide frustrating moments if not for a few simple tips to consider.