Category Archives: Sewing tips and tricks

A Serger hack: Wind 3 spools from one

Recently I have been sewing fashion and costumes, and loving it, all because I learned to master my serger! There is something so gratifying about stitching neatly serged seams. The whole thread business first put me off from using my serger, but after hearing out serger fans and experts, I...
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Serger happiness: easy threading

Fear no longer: threading a serger I’ve had my serger for many years and underused it. Recent fashion projects made me determined to become serger-friendly. One reason for avoiding my serger was about threading; 4 large spools of thread for each project really put me off. One helpful tip I...
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Sew the perfect cap for shark viewing

If you are a fan of Shark shows, this is a fun sewing project to get ready for viewing. Below is a pattern for a childs’ hat. The large size fits a 20″ head. You can make this hat as is, or resize if necessary. This is an easy pattern that...
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New two piece animal sewing pattern

EASY PLUSH TO SEW “Two-piece animals” are a great introduction to sewing stuffies. Once you get a hang of sewing these two-piece babies, you can easily make many…. Just to show that you are not limited to any one fabric; each bear, cat and dog are made in fleece, minky, and flannel. The...
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Get ruffled up

Ruffles are an easy detail to add to girls fashion or doll dresses. A “finish” frequently seen on ready to wear are raw edges, a perfect finish technique for whipping up some fast and easy ruffles at home! Below are two 3/4″ wide ruffles with raw edges.   First choose a lightweight, tightly woven fabric that rips easily...
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