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Buttonhole Tutorial: Cutting the Hole

  Now that you have your buttonhole sewn you have to cut out the middle. Turn your fabric to the wrong side and pull the needle thread through to the back. (Do this by giving the bobbin thread tail a ...

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Buttonhole Tutorial Preparing to Sew

Buttonhole Tutorial Preparing to Sew

  Put your buttonhole foot on your machine.  Thread your machine and pull the needle and bobbin threads to the left. (I used black thread in my bobbin and white thread for the needle so it would be easy to ...

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Travel Sewing Case Tutorial

Travel Sewing Case Tutorial

From Dawn: One of my New Year’s resolutions is to become more organized. A travel sewing case probably shouldn’t have been a priority on that end, but I can fool myself that it is helping me keep my resolution. So ...

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Tutorial ~ Zippered and Slip Pocket Tutorial

Tutorial ~ Zippered and Slip Pocket Tutorial

Zippered Pocket Tutorial One of the biggest phobias of sewing is the dreaded zipper. The truth is, with the proper tools, putting in a zipper is no problem. The most important tool is a zipper foot. Some sort of adhesive ...

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Tutorial ~ Bag Straps, A Variation

Tutorial ~ Bag Straps, A Variation

For a variation on the basic strap style, cut the fabric at least 5″ (no less, but you can do it wider if you want). Because the strap will eventually be sewn up folded length-wise, to reduce bulk, I always ...

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Tutorial ~ Bag Straps

Tutorial ~ Bag Straps

For a basic flat handle you would cut the fabric 4x the finished width. For example, this 1″ strap started off with a piece of fabric cut 4″ x 20″. You would also cut the interfacing to the same dimensions. ...

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Tutorial ~ Zippered and Slip Pocket Tutorial

Tutorial ~ Zippered and Slip Pocket Tutorial

Zippered Pocket Tutorial One of the biggest phobias of sewing is the dreaded zipper. The truth is, with the proper tools, putting in a zipper is no problem. The most important tool is a zipper foot. Some sort of adhesive ...

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