Hem Lace with Border

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Hem Lace with Border

This tutorial shows you how to use the lacey scalloped border found on the selvage of your fabric to use as your hemline for a classic look. This method could be used on both curved and straight edges.

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Sewing Machine Troubleshooting

Before you throw your long suffering sewing machine out a window, watch our Sewing Machine Troubleshooting video to help you figure out how to make things run smoother. This video will provide guidance on how to work through common sewing machine problem areas.

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Tailor’s Ham

If you do a lot of garment sewing and don't own a tailor's ham, you may be missing out on a valuable pressing tool. Luckily for you, we're offering a free pattern and showing you how to make your own. Next time you have a curved seam, you'll have no problem pressing it out.

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Tie Collar – Pussy Bow

The tie collar, also known as the pussy bow, is a soft drapey collar that ties in a bow at the neck. It's vintage style that always comes back in fashion and you can learn how to sew this retro detail with our demonstration.

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Makeup Bag

This zippered makeup bag is perfect for your everyday toiletries or for taking on a trip. It's fully lined and has a modern color blocking look on the outside. We'll show you how to create the pattern and sew it together.

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Cretan Stitch

This tutorial will show you how to do the open and closed cretan stitch. Expand your hand embroidery repertoire to include this awesome looking hand stitch.

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