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Sewing Machine Safety Tips for Avoiding Injuries

Although there are many negatives to having a highly litigious society, it does serve as a force that makes manufacturers more mindful when designing their products. For the niche of sewing machines in particular, even the entry models are endowed with many automatic features that by default prevent injuries, the most common being the automatic […]

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Choosing the Best Fabric for Clothes

You may think that the pattern is the most important first step for making a garment, but the truth is – finding the right fabric is equally important. Even if you think you have the ideal pattern and idea, if you use the wrong kind of fabric to make clothing, you can end up with […]

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Different Types of Denim Fabric

Denim became a popular fabric for making workers clothes in the 18th century due to the fact that it is very durable and resists a lot of wear and tear. Two Americans – Levis Strauss and Jacob Davis were the first to make trousers of this material back in 1873, which later became known as […]

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Choosing the Best Fabric for Curtains

So you have decided to sew new curtains for your home? Even if you have picked the perfect color and patterns for home decor, the choice of suitable fabrics for curtains is so wide, that it could be quite overwhelming when it comes to choosing the best one for your needs, especially if you are […]

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Best Fabric for Napkins and Placemats

Newbie sewists usually start with simple projects suitable for beginners. Placemats and napkins are a great option for you to learn how to sew properly. They are easy to make and allow for experimenting with different stitches and fabrics. Once you have decided on the pattern you want to make, the next important step is […]

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