Practical Stitches

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Three Ways to Hem

One of the more practical ways to use your sewing machine is hemming. Whether you are making the garment shorter or extending the hem to make it longer, it is a simple process to finish a garment or customize the fit of ready-to-wear and hand sewn clothing. Hemming is a word that describes a variety […] Read more…


A Practical Sewing Machine Stitch You Probably Never Use

Today’s sewing machines come with hundreds of stitches, for both practical and decorative techniques. When you look at the practical stitches, it’s sometimes hard to know how to use them. Here’s one of my favorite practical stitches with three useful techniques. The Universal stitch starts with two vertical straight stitches and then takes a horizontal […] Read more…