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Illinois USA
Member since, 12/30/06
Intermediate

Sewing Tip 1/11/13 8:03 PM
Invisible zipper foot for making piping
I needed to make over 35 feet of piping with thin rat tail cording. I had just watched a Fons and Porter show where they made piping using a piping foot. I thought I had one but I was mistaken. I got to looking at the plastic invisible zipper foot for my Juki and thought I would give it a try. ... more...
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Sewing Tip 10/23/11 3:54 PM
stabilizing presser foot on carpeting.
My sewing room has old ugly thick carpeting. Someday when I have time AND money, it will be replaced. In the meantime, I make due and am grateful I have a sewing room. However, the thick carpeting made it very difficult to use the thread cutting feature on the foot pedal of my Juki F600. I also ... more...
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Sewing Tip 5/15/11 9:43 PM
triple stitch for hemming jeans
I have been lucky enough to have a source for jeans thread for hemming jeans in the usual orange and dark blue. However, my daughter's new jeans had more of a gold thread. I had some gold maxilock thread that would work but definitely not the heavy jeans variety. I used the triple straight stitc... more...
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Sewing Tip 7/6/10 7:54 PM
Paint brush for cleaning serger/bobbin race
I have always been less than pleased with the wimpy plastic brush that comes with sewing machine or serger. One day I was dealing with lint in the serger and happened to come upon a sable paint brush left over from a craft project. The long handle made it perfect for reaching into the recesses of ... more...
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Sewing Tip 6/27/10 7:59 AM
Remembering which side to put the buttonhole.
After several times of putting the bottonhole on the wrong side and having a garment that felt awkward to get into, I came up with a phrase to help me remember without having to pull something out of the closet to compare. Forr women: The Right Reaches and the Left Links. The right side botto... more...
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I had a semester of sewing in jr high school and I never did anything until 23. My mother had always sewn my clothes, but she had no patience to work with me. My girlfriend (who now has a drapery, u... more

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