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Machine-made Buttonhole Tips
The timeless expression - practice makes perfect, is never truer than when applying a machine-made buttonhole to a carefully sewn garment. The best way to ensure a machine-made buttonhole comes out the way it is expected to look is to make a test buttonhole using a fabric scrap from the project.

Small Space Sewing Ideas
When the only sewing space available is a corner of a room or a tiny closet or even open space under a stairwell then how to accommodate what may be an exponentially growing fabric stash, numerous sewing notions, of course a sewing machine and more? It all becomes a challenge of organization.

Bed Sheets as Fabric Yardage
Using old bed sheets that have drifted to the linen closet bottom or finding thrifted ones to recycle into a variety of needed items is an economical alternative to purchasing new fabric yardage. They can be made into braided rag rugs, pillow cases, fitted crib sheets, duvet covers and so much more.

Dorm Room Essentials
Whether designing for chic and feminine, artsy, beachy, bohemian, eclectic or simply good vibes, a few fabric remnants and a little sewing time can change a utilitarian dorm room into a student’s relaxing happy place during the upcoming semesters.

Sewing a Newborn Layette
All it takes is a little fabric and very little sewing time to create a basic layette for a new baby. Sewing patterns for baby garments have simple lines to follow with just a few seams and sewing considerations. There are also substantial cost savings to sewing baby's first months of clothing.

Quick Summer Sewing Ideas
The heat of summer certainly slows down the pace of many things, including our sewing efforts. Special occasions and more pop up on our calendars on a regular basis despite the scorching heat. Finding a time-saver sewing project may be just the right inspiration needed for a creative sewing session.

Stitching by Hand
Whether a sewing beginner or master of advanced techniques or anywhere in-between stitching by hand takes on an almost meditative quality. Sewing or mending by hand allows for a relaxed attentive focus as the eyes and hands work together in quiet contemplation.

T-Shirt Upcycle or Recycle
We can think of upcycling an item as changing or modernizing it to increase its value and recycling it when we reuse an item to reduce waste. At times the distinction between the use of the words upcycle and recycle is indistinct in common usage.

Colorful Picnic Accessories
Summer weather is a time to think of being outdoors. Whether planning a dreamy picnic for two, a riotous family picnic, attending a company or school picnic - everyone loves picnics as they are truly a celebration of summer. Some picnic items to sew might come in handy.

Father’s Day Gifts to Sew
Father's Day in the U.S. is celebrated on the third Sunday of June. It became a recognized holiday when in 1972 then President Nixon signed a bill nearly six decades after the U.S. officially recognized a day to celebrate mothers. Consider sewing a special gift for that special dad in your life.

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