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An Old Dog Learns a New Trick About French Seams

Here’s a note from Lezette Thomason, Children’s Corner, children’s clothing designer, teacher, and a BERNINA National Artisan:<p>The following is the …

10 Reasons to Love the Edgestitch Foot

The edgestitch foot—or more specifically, BERNINA Edgestitch Foot #10/#10C/#10D—is my favorite foot. Now, if I were a quilter I might change my mind …

5 ways to hand stitch a hem

While machine sewing a hem is fast and easy, hand sewing can give you a nearly invisible finish. Below are five different options for hand stitching …

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6 ways to finish the edge of your hem

Finishing the raw edge of your hem not only makes it look cleaner and more professional, it also adds durability and helps give your hem a longer …

making things cozy

Last week I made a sweater pillow out of my husband's old sweater. This time around I recycled one of my own, because it only seemed fair. (Ha!) I …

How to Sew Professional-Looking Pillows

Teresa Coates of <i>crinkledreams.com</i> and <i>Fabric Depot</i> recently gave us the hard-hitting results of her Sewing Needle Comparison. She's back with top tips …

Sewing

Transform Your Space

Keep your makeup brushes (or any other tall, thin tools) organized, clean, and tidy with this pretty roll-up pouch. We added a full size zippered …

Tutorial: Fabric storage bins with piping

Tutorial: Fabric storage bins with piping<p>Marni from Haberdashery Fun shows how you can make a fabric storage bin with piping around the top. They’re …

Products We Love: Clover Wonder Clips from Fabric Depot

These days, when you can see six amazing things on YouTube before breakfast, it’s bold to use the word "wonder" in a product name. So when we got our …

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How-To: Triangle Pouch

Stitch up some quick and cute triangle pouches with this easy-to-follow tutorial from A Spoonful of Sugar!<p>Ready to start sewing? Click here to see how it’s done.

Zipper Tabs & Anatomy 101 - The Sewing Loft

Sometimes, it is hard to find the exact zipper needed in your for a project. So, I thought it would be fun to share an easy trick for reducing …

Roomy Zippered Pouch with Darts

Today's pretty pouch is created in a wonderful textured fabric trio of twill, faux suede, and brushed cotton gingham. Darts in the bottom give the …

Sewing

Mini String Pouch

Learn how to make this cute little string pouch. super easy and useful. Step by step photo tutorial.<p>271<p>1482

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Day at the Beach Bag with Rope Handles

This year's most popular color for summer fun seems be to <i>Aqua</i>! We're on board with that. We found a beautiful cotton/linen blend canvas in aqua with …

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Grab Bags

<b>Materials:</b><br>1/2 yard print A (bag)<br>3/4 yard print B (lining)<br>18x44" thin quilt batting or crafts fleece<p><b>Finished bag:</b> 13x18"<p>Yardages and cutting …

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Cardiac ischaemia and low carbohydrate diets

There are researchers within the worlds of both nutrition and cardiology who appear to be very determined to supply a message that failing to eat …

The Atkins Diet Opera

The following is an article from The Annals of Improbable Research.<p><i>A restrictively nutritious mini-opera</i><i><br>words by Marc Abrahams</i><p>This mini-opera had its …

Semi-Vegetarian Diet Helps Lower Risk of Heart Disease, Stroke

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on March 7, 2015 at 3:44 PM <b>Diet & Nutrition News</b><p>A new study presented at the American Heart Association EPI/Lifestyle 2015 …

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