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Four Things a New Sewer Needs to Know

When I have new sewers in my classes, I regularly see a pattern in the challenges they face as they sew. Even when stitching easy techniques, they often struggle with their machine. It’s not surprising to me because when I think back to when I first learned to sew, I made the same mistakes and […]

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Decorative Stitches

Five Things I Wished I Had Known as a New Sewist

When you first learn to sew, there’s a lot to learn. You take a few baby steps and learn it bit by bit. And truly you can keep learning for decades because the scope of sewing is deep and wide. No matter how much I know or what I’ve learned about sewing, I keep discovering […]

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vintage scissors necklace

Vintage Scissors Necklace

Keep your small scissors handy with this unique vintage-style sewing accessory that has a lot of character and is fun to make. It only takes a few minutes to complete and you’ll always know where to find your scissors. Supplies 1 ½” yards of measuring tape twill tape, ½” wide Polyester or cotton thread for […]

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