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Learn how to correct thread tension so that your stitches come out perfect no matter the type of fabric you're sewing with. This tutorial shows you how to adjust upper and lower thread tension to solve your stitching woes.
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You can check with the major commercial pattern companys: There’s two main ones that have offshoots McCalls, Butterick, Vogue, and Kwik Sew and then there’s Simplicity and Burda. They have their pattern catalogs online. Here’s Simplicity: http://www.simplicity.com/patterns/ You can select by categories instead of wading through all of it.
Seam allowance is the distance between your stitches and raw edge of fabric. So anytime you do a seam, you have a seam allowance, no matter or big or small it is. If you sew a seam and measure from the raw edge to the stitches and it’s a 1/2″ then you have a 1/2″ seam allowance. You always need to have some seam allowance because if you stitch…[Read more]