Tutorial: How to clean and oil your scissorsSo you do proper maintenance on your sewing machine, oiling and cleaning it regularly.  But do you oil and clean your scissors?  They need proper maintenance, too – especially if you’ve invested in a good pair of dressmaking shears.  Haley Pierson-Cox …

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Applique-Scissors-Sticks-StonesMichelle from Sew Michelle loves her duck bill scissors.  She writes about them in her guest post at The Sewing Loft, part of a month long series celebrating National Sewing Month.  Duck bill scissors are also called applique scissors.  The …

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schoolsuppliesBack-to-school isn’t just a time for stocking our kids’ backpacks with the supplies they’ll need for a year of school. It’s also a good time to stock our sewing baskets with inexpensive supplies for ourselves.   Becky from Patchwork Posse shows 10 …

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icecubetrayThis ice cube tray is supposed to make long skinny pieces of ice to fit in a water bottle, but Karent from Sew Many Ways uses it in to organize her sewing stuff instead.  Go to her blog to see

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PicMonkey Collage1How many times have you found yourself staring at the notions wall, trying to figure out what kind of sewing machine needle you needed for your project?  Or digging through your sewing basket, wondering whether you should change out your …

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pool noodle craft_8006Karen from Sew Many Ways shows what she used to make a quick – and dirt cheap – pincushion.  In fact, she figured that she could get 64 of them out of one $1 purchase.  Intrigued?  Go to Sew Many

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ballpointawlAbby Glassenberg from While She Naps, and author of the soon-to-be-released Stuffed Animals: From Concept to Construction, dishes on her favorite sewing tool.  What is it, you ask?  Why, it’s the ball point awl.  She uses it when …

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Have you ever wondered whether Fray Check really works?  Shannon from Shannon Sorenson Designs did, and so she created a little experiment.  She put some ruffled cotton fabric through the wash, some treated with Fray Check and others pinked, ripped, or …

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Donna Babylon shares a cool bobbin storage tip over at Sew4Home.  She uses something you typically find in a pedicure kit.  Intrigued?  Go to Sew4Home to see what she uses.

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Yesterday I gave you part 1 of my review of the Singer 160 Limited Edition sewing machine.  You can find part 2 of my review over in our Giveaways section. Oh… did I just give you a clue about the …

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You can buy handy metal bias tape maker gadgets at the fabric store.  But did you know that you can make your own from a disposable crat knife?  You know, the ones with the break-away blades?  PC from MeiJo’s Joy shows …

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Oooh, oooh, I’ve got some sewing machine news for you!  The Singer 160 is now available in JoAnn Fabric stores.  The Singer 160 is a limited edition machine, created to celebrate 160 years of Singer sewing machines.  The Singer …

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I love sewing on knit fabrics, but it can be difficult to find a local source for the stretchy t-shirt fabric you need.  They’re much easier to find online, but you need to pay attention to knit types, weights and fiber …

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Toni from Sugar Tart Crafts shows what she did with the collection of heavy washers that she got for Christmas.  (Yes, she asked for the washers…)  She wrapped them with ribbon and turned them into pattern weights.  They look like candy!!! …

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Jen from My Own Road shows how she created this cute sundress for her little girl out of a thrifted skirt.   The skirt would come down to the knees on a woman, but is long enough to make a full …

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