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Needle and Foot Needs for Sewing Vinyl

I just love this tutorial for making a great-looking zippered vinyl bag. Makes a great gift for any occasion. Are there any special types of needle or sewing foot needed to make it easier to work with vinyl? Submitted by Juanita Hi Juanita! When working with vinyl the fabric can actually stick to the bottom…

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Mother-Daughter Infinity Scarves

I’m looking to make a set of mother/daughter infinity scarves. What size should the scarf be for a child? She is about 4 years old, and I think she would get swallowed in the 2 yards of fabric recommended for the adult-size scarf. Thank you! Submitted by Judy Hi Judy! A yard to a yard…

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Help! My Jacket Keeps Riding Up

A friend of mine has a sheer chiffon jacket that is such a lightweight fabric, the back always rides up. I think it needs to be weighted down in the back. Can you suggest what I can use so that it won’t show up on the outside? Submitted via email This is a great question.…

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Free Download: How to Sew an Oilcloth Wallet

Sewing your own accessories is the perfect way to add style to your look and use up remnants of fabric that may be gathering dust in your fabric stash. Small accessories like wallets make great gifts for friends and loved ones too. You can even make wallets in a rainbow of colors so that you…

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Sweepstakes Terms & Conditions

National Sewing Circle Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Sweepstakes Entry Period/Sponsor: The National Sewing Circle Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM Central Time (“CT”) on 06/13/16 and ends at 11:59:59 PM CT on 07/04/16 (the “Sweepstakes Entry Period”). Sponsor: TN…

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Photo Sweepstakes Terms Conditions

National Sewing Circle Show Us Favorite Summer Sewing Project Photo Sweepstakes OFFICIAL RULES NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. 1. Sweepstakes Entry Period/Sponsor: The National Sewing Circle Show Us Your Favorite Summer Sewing Project Photo Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00:01 AM, Eastern Time (“ET”) on…

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Glossary of Sewing Terms

What’s in a name? Here’s our ultimate list of sewing terminology. Did we miss a crucial one? Let us know by emailing editor@nationalsewingcircle.com. Glossary of Sewing Terms: Appliqué: The process of stitching a piece of fabric to another piece of fabric, and sewing close to the edges of the shape. Typically cut into a fun…

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