How-to Tips

Top Ten Tips to Improve your Sewing






No matter how experienced at sewing, there is always something new to learn. These top ten tips are our suggestions to make it all as stress free as possible!

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How-to Tips

Machine Maintenance


We should all be aware of the importance of keeping our sewing machines clean. Each time the needle penetrates the fabric, tiny fragments are torn off which can build up under the feed dogs. We show here how to stay clean and healthy!

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How-to Tips

Pressing Pointers

Achieve an expensive, couture look to all your garments by using the right pressing equipment. Here’s what’s what of the pressing tools.

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How to choose the correct bra size

How to choose the correct bra size

No matter whether you are wearing this season’s hottest dress, a sexy pair of shorts or a plain white t-shirt, the key to self assurance and sexy style are every woman’s foundation garments; her underwear. Lingeriebrands.co.uk provide some useful tips.

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Embellishing with Programmed Stitches

Embellishing with Programmed Stitches

One of the easiest ways to embellish machine applique is with the programmed stitches that are on your sewing machine. Jane Pittman shows how these stitches can add life-like texture to your applique.

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How-to Tips

Pins and Weights

Pins and weights are used to temporarily anchor two or more layers of fabric together, or to hold pattern tissue in place whilst cutting out.We look at the different types of pins and their uses.

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How-to Tips

...Understanding Paper Patterns

There are paper patterns for all types of sewing from dressmaking and costumes to crafts and soft furnishings. Understanding just what is in the pattern pack, the symbols and pattern terminology will help make choosing and using them so much easier.

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Determine Pattern Size

One of the main reasons to make our own clothes is to get garments to fit properly so the first step is to choose the correct pattern size and to do that we need to take accurate measurements. NB: Do not assume you are the same size pattern as you are ready-to-wear.

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