Bob Lunday

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Trump’s Trade Fight with Canada Highlights Two Approaches to Capitalism

Canada has its problems, to be sure, but one of them is not U.S.-style inequality.<p><i>This article originally appeared at</i> The Huffington Post<i>. Subscribe</i> …

Economics

Forget the Dry Cleaner. Here's How to Wash (Almost) All Your Clothes at Home.

An essential cheat sheet for enterprising launderers.<p><i>Jolie Kerr is a cleaning expert and advice columnist. She'll be here</i> <i>every week</i> <i>helping to answer your filthiest questions, and once a month she'll help</i> Esquire <i>staffers sort out their most vexing cleaning issues. Are you dirty?</i> <i>Email her</i><i>. Are you</i> …

Top 5 Supplies For Making Your Own Sewing Patterns

Making your own patterns is not as daunting as it sounds. Having the right supplies can make it a lot easier though, so today I'm sharing my <b>Top 5</b> …

Tutorial: Making buttonholes using the automatic buttonhole feature on your machine

Delia from Delia Creates shows how to make a buttonhole on your sewing machine using an automatic buttonhole feature that you’ll find on most newer …

How to Make Easy Curtains

How To Make Lined Drapes...Picture Tutorial

Hello everyone! I promised last week to share the tutorial for the lined drapes I made for the waiting room I redecorated at work. Click HERE if you …

Stretch Stitch: Sewing Tip - The Sewing Loft

Honestly, when it comes to sewing with knits, a trusty serger machine will make quick work of your task. If you don’t have a serger, don’t worry. …

Transfer a Sewing Pattern with Freezer Paper | Freezer Paper Transfer

In just a few short weeks, I will be stitching with today’s special guest in Salt Lake City at The Sewing Summit. I just love that she is sharing a …

Joining your Sewing Pattern Templates

When you get a pdf pattern that is around 52 pages long via email in the form of a dress sewing pattern, you can become quickly overwhelmed with the …

How to Sew a Waistband

1<p><b>Calculate the size.</b> Some factors that must be considered are your waist measurement, fastening/overlapping fabric, and seam allowances. The format …

Sewing

What is a Dart and How Are Darts Used in Sewing Patterns?

I love to create dimension with fabric. What draws me most to fabric as a material is the ability to cut two pieces of flat cloth into shapes that, …

How to Calculate Wearing Ease For a Better Fitting Plus Size Pattern

Yes, knowing how to calculate the wearing ease for a better fitting plus size pattern is necessary. Why, you ask? Because pattern companies put extra …

Sewing Basics: Marking and Cutting Fabric

With so many options for both marking and cutting fabric, it’s easy to see how a new sewer might feel a bit overwhelmed. Sound familiar? Start your next project with confidence using this helpful guide to the basics of marking and cutting fabric from Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons!<p>Every maker has …

Tutorial: About the roller foot, plus how to make a cinched leather bow

Jess from The Sewing Rabbit has a suggestion for your Christmas sewing wish list. A roller foot. For most machines, this is a $5-$10 foot, so it’s …

Infographic: Choose the Perfect Sewing Machine Needle

I love a good infographic—there’s something so wonderful about an image that can take a seemingly intimidating and complicated choice, like selecting the right sewing machine needle, and turn it into something that’s simple, logical, and clear. If you’re just getting acquainted with your sewing …

How To Clean and Oil Your Scissors

Everything is way too disposable these days so I appreciate a tutorial that shows us how to lengthen the lives of products we already have. Instead of throwing out your old scissors, make them like new again with Haley’s simple steps. Via The Zen of Making

Pre-Washing Your Fabric: Pros and Cons

Ask any sewing or quilting enthusiast if you <i>really</i> need to pre-wash your fabric and, pro or con, you’re sure to get an impassioned speech. In the same way that every knitter knows the best way to turn a heel on a sock and every embroiderer knows the secret to a perfect french knot, every …

Tutorial

If curves and corners on your sewing project end up a bumpy, lumpy, rounded mess, check out this post from Liz from Simple Simon & Co. She tells how …

How-To: DIY Ironing Board Cover

I’ve been avoiding making my own ironing board covers for almost as long as I’ve been sewing, convinced that, surely, all of those curves and angles would be trouble. But, turns out, they’re actually really easy to make! Spiff up your laundry room or sewing studio in a snap with this DIY ironing …

5 Simple Tips to Improve Your Sewing

What would you say if I told you my best sewing tips are some of the simplest? Today I’m sharing five simple techniques and tricks that will …

Sewing for Kids: Basic T-Shirt

Sew simple shirts in colors and patterns that match the personalities of your little ones with this step-by-step basic t-shirt tutorial with free printable pattern from Dana at MADE!<p>Unrelated to the project: I’m super in love with her little red sew-in labels—they give her shirts a really nice …

Sewing Tip: How to Cut and Sew with Striped Fabric

Pattern matching can be one of the biggest points of stress during a sewing project, and lining up stripes can be especially frustrating. Luckily, this helpful guide to cutting and sewing with striped fabric from Tilly at Tilly and the Buttons is sure to have you pattern-matching like a pro in no …

Tutorial: How to make different serger stitches, plus a cheat sheet

MammaNene (Irene) of SergerPepper shares a tutorial at Sew McCool showing the different kinds of stitches you can make with a serger, including 3- …

Sewing Pattern Vocabulary

Hey y’all – today I want to go over a few parts of sewing patterns. Sometimes when you’ve been sewing for a while, you forget that words like …

Sewing Tip: Rolled Hem Foot Basics

I love to discover better ways to use a tool that I already have, and this rolled hem foot basics post from Heather at The Sewing Loft was definitely eye-opening. I’ve never pressed a fold along the edge of my fabric before feeding it into the foot when I’ve used my rolled hem foot (also known as …

Gertie’s Sewing Show

If you’re a fan of Gertie’s New Blog for Better Sewing, you’ll definitely want to check out Gretchen Hirsch’s latest sewing-related project: Gertie’s Sewing Show!<p>Gertie is always fun and charming—I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her at local NYC sewing events and at the Craft and Hobby Association …

Sewing Tips: 5 Common Sewing Machine Mistakes and How to Fix Them

One of the biggest points of stress for new sewers isn’t usually the actual sewing itself, instead, it’s often all of the things that MIGHT go wrong with the sewing machine. (Are you feeling anxious just thinking about it?) Well, fear not! Most of the sewing machine-related problems that beginners …

Tutorial: How to serge an inside corner

Tutorial: How to serge an inside corner<p>Sergers are easy to use when you’re just sewing straight seams. Just put the fabric in there and go. But …

Sewing Tips: 4 Ways to Finish and Bind Knit Edges

Now that you’ve sorted out sewing with knits, it’s the perfect time to talk about finishing. If you’ve ever wondered about finishing or binding knit fabrics, you’ll definitely want to check out this helpful guide!<p>Binding has a special place in my heart. I find that binding is often the neatest, …

Stitch It: Sewing Knits with or without a Serger

Does the idea of sewing knits make you nervous? Overcome your knit fabric anxiety and see how easy it can be to stitch with stretch with this helpful guide to sewing knits with or without a serger!<p>If you’re a knitwear novice, this beginner-friendly guide to sewing with knits that Lucinda at Sew …