Sewing Techniques

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More Foot Note Videos

Visit the SewFeet YouTube channel and see my two latest Foot Note Videos. Foot Notes are short videos that show sewing techniques using both specialty presser feet and everyday feet. The two newest videos show techniques sewn with the gathering foot and the edgestitch foot. Timesaver Gathering Technique The gathering foot quickly and easily gathers […] Read more…

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Two New Foot Note Videos

I just posted two new Foot Note Videos on my YouTube channel. Foot Notes are quick little videos, usually 1 minute or less. These videos show fun and useful techniques using a wide variety of specialty presser feet. Take a look and subscribe to my channel so you’ll be the first to know when new […] Read more…

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Avoid Sewing FOMO

I sewed for 20 years using an all-purpose presser foot and rarely used any other foot. I had no idea what the other feet that came with my machine(s) were for and why I needed them. I wasn’t buying machines from sewing stores that offered classes and I didn’t think I needed them. After all, […] Read more…

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3 Ways to Gather

Gathering is a simple technique that is easy, even for beginners. You can stitch a long length of fabric to a shorter piece of fabric, creating fullness. Gathering is found in all types of projects. You’ll see it in garments such as gathered skirts and puffed sleeves as well as home dec items such as […] Read more…

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7 Tips for Stitching Paper

If you like to explore sewing beyond fabric, paper is a logical step. Create greeting cards, mixed media art pieces, bookmarks, scrapbook pages, and other paper items. Making these types of projects is an inexpensive way to be creative because most, if not all, of the supplies needed may be things that you already have […] Read more…

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Do You Pintuck?

I love adding texture to flat fabric. One of my favorite ways to do this is by stitching double needle pintucks. I’m working on an embellishment project, and I created a diagonal grid with pintucks. Add this technique to quilt blocks, pillow fronts, purses, and to almost any other type of project. Pintuck Supplies To […] Read more…

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