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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 real leather…

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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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Pajama Pants Pattern

Who doesn’t love a pair of cozy pajama pants? Perfect for lounging around the house, PJ bottoms are my go-to for lazy weekends. This pattern is very simple to make up, and the pants feature a comfortable elastic waistband and cute cuffs on the bottom. Try making the cuffs in a contrasting fabric for an…

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15 Reasons to Buy More Fabric

“I’ve got plenty of fabric. I don’t think I need any more,” said no crafter ever! Not that we think you need an excuse to go out and buy more fabric, but just in case you need some backup, here are 15 reasons you should bring home the entire bolt of that gorgeous material! A…

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Welcome to the Oh Sew Fun Sewing Challenge!

Thanks for joining the Oh Sew Fun Sewing Challenge! We’re so excited for this challenge and can’t wait to see everyone’s projects each week. Check out the video below for a special greeting from our expert sewer Ashley Hough who will be guiding you through all 9 weeks of the challenge: The challenge will kick…

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Off the Rack Sizing vs. Pattern Sizing

I am sewing costumes for my entire family (15 total costumes!), and I am having problems with sizes. I bought patterns according to off the rack sizes for each member, but when I went to make the muslin patterns, they weren’t even nearly big enough. I now look at the waist and hip measurement, and…

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