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Sewist’s Guide for Shopping Online Safely

Shopping online is fun, but are YOU doing it safely?   From one sewing-nut to another, chances are being tech-savvy isn’t in our nature – and most of the online safety articles can full of jargon or scary language – so I thought I’d share a few simple tips to help you (and your personal…

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All About Binding Part 2: How to Mitre Corners

Have You Ever Wondered How to go around a square corner using a bias binding foot? This article show you how to put mitre corners on your quilts with your sewing machine the easy way! If I could collect a dollar each time this question gets asked, I’d be able to have a VERY generous…

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All About Binding Part 1: Bias or Straight?

Since some of the most commonly asked question I get are binding-related, I thought I’d put together a small series all about binding – this is the first part. Hopefully you will find this helpful! What Do “Straight” and “Bias” Actually Mean? When we talk about straight or bias (in terms of sewing, that is…

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A Quick Assembly Guide to Your Dressmaker’s Dummy

If you are into sewing and designing clothes, chances are you already have your eyes on a dressmaker’s mannequin…. One of our most popular adjustable dress forms are the traditional UK ones with wooden legs. Almost all of my sewing friends have secretly (or rather, NOT-so-secretly) put a Lady Valet on their wish list. Lots…

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A Quick Guide to Your Sewing Machine Presser Feet

Lately, quite a few people have asked me all sorts of questions about various sewing machine feet: what they are, how they work, what sort of foot they need, the differences between the different version, and whether the foot they have in mind will fit their machine. The list goes on…..So here is a brief…

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How To Attach Your Walking Foot (and other Screw-On Feet) to Your Sewing Machine

Finally….. You got a Walking Foot, or Darning Foot, or Bias Binding Foot – for your Janome sewing machine. Wow, it looks like a piece of machinery all on its own! So you look at the foot, then look at your machine. How on earth do they come together?If you are anything like me –…

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How To Use Your Ruffler Foot

Lately, quite a few people have asked me all sorts of questions about ruffler foot: how the ruffler works, how to use it, what sort of ruffler they need, the differences between the different rufflers, and whether the ruffler they have in mind will fit their machine. The list goes on….. Seeing that I’m still…

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