Upcycle T-Shirts

5 Ways to Upcycle T-Shirts

T-shirts are one of those things that you just seem to accumulate more and more of over the years. But you don’t have to get rid of them! Why not try to upcycle them instead into something new? After all, old t-shirts are basically free fabric, right? Check out our 5 ideas to transform and

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Member Feature: Creating a Non-Traditional Wedding Dress

Here at the National Sewing Circle, we always love to see what our members are working on. With such a wide variety of sewers in our community, it’s exciting to see all the fun projects being made! Marcia Gold sent us these photos of a non-traditional wedding dress she created for a friend, and you

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Fabric Marking Tools

How To Choose A Fabric Marking Tool

Fabric marking tools come in handy whether you are sewing a garment, home décor project or are making a quilt. There are many different kinds on the market today, but here are some things to consider when selecting one. First, it is important to know if you are going to need temporary or permanent marks

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What Sewing Project Are You Most Proud Of?

We love seeing different projects from our sewing community! We asked our members on Facebook what sewing project you were most proud of so that we could showcase some of the great projects we’ve been seeing. Check out the photos and stories that were shared with us! “The Cinderella live action ball gown has been

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Crib Bumper Pad Pattern

A crib bumper pad is the perfect addition to any nursery décor. It will keep your baby cozy and comfortable in the crib, protecting him or her from the hard sides of the crib walls. Plus, you can select fabric to match your nursery décor! This pattern makes pads to fit a standard crib with

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How to Use Pinking Shears

Pinking shears are a fantastic tool to add to your sewing kit. They are not something you will need right away, but once you get all the basics stocked and are ready to add on some of the extras, pinking shears should be at the top of the list. (Especially if you are making garments.)

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Diaper Clutch Pattern

This handy little diaper clutch is an essential for busy moms on the go. Simply fill the pocket flaps with diapers and wipes and toss in your diaper bag to keep them organized and within reach. Unfolded, the clutch can also double as a changing pad when needed. It makes a fantastic baby shower gift

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Tips for Sewing with Leather

Sewing with leather takes some special consideration. Real leather is created from the skin of animals – primarily cattle – though other animals are sometimes used including goat or sheep, or even exotic animals like ostrich and alligator. There are also very nice and realistic faux leathers available that are great to sew with, though

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Different Types of Sewing Adhesives and When to Use Them

Whether you’re plotting an appliqué project, hemming a garment, or strengthening your stitches, sewing adhesives are definitely a helpful addition. It’s surprisingly easy to use spray adhesive, basting tape, and seam sealant in your sewing projects – you’ll soon learn that these tools belong in every sewing room! Spray Adhesive What it is: Usually found

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