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Turning a Purse Inside Out

Hi, I have a question about sewing purses and purse linings. How do you turn your purse right-side out after putting in the lining? Any help you can give me would be great! Submitted by Aliyah It will depend on what technique you use when attaching your lining. If you fold under the top edge…

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Traveling with a Sewing Machine

Hello! I hope you can help me. I will be traveling soon (flying abroad) and I would like to take my sewing machine with me. Should I keep it in hand luggage? What do others do when flying with their machines? Any tips would be great. Thank you! Submitted via Facebook This is a great…

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Stubborn Singer

I am having the hardest time fixing my Singer sewing machine. The bottom thread keeps bunching up and no matter what I do I can’t seem to fix it. Any advice? Submitted via Facebook I hate when this happens! When the bobbin thread is bunching up it typically means there is a problem with the…

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Sewing Stretchy Fabric

Hi – many thanks for your regular updates! I have been having problems sewing Lycra or any fabric that stretches. Do you have any advice on how to sew stretchy fabrics? Submitted via email When sewing with stretchy fabrics, one of the most important things to consider is your needle. Using the correct needled will…

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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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