Sewing

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Whether you are learning to sew, returning to sew, or a long-time sewing enthusiast, the use of specialized presser feet that are available for your type sewing machine can make your sewing project quite unique as well as speed along your sewing efforts.

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Free motion sewing is a machine stitching technique that replicates hand embroidery and monogramming, useful for darning, quilting, embellishing and thread art. It is surprisingly easy to do by following just a few techniques.

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Needles and pins were once so valuable that women may have had just one fine needle with which to do all their hand sewing. Pincushions, keeping pins and needles secure, were often made of pewter or silver in decorative shapes to display on fireplace mantels - thought to bring good luck to the home.

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Sewing is a form of the verb, to sew, commonly to enclose or join securely with stitches while the art of sewing references a noun giving us the quality, production, expression, or realm, according to aesthetic principles, of what is beautiful, appealing, or of more than ordinary significance.

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In an almost perfect marriage of practical function and elegant efficiency the sewing machine and its machine sewing companion - the serger, combine to give the home sewer the best of all possible sewing worlds.

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Sock monkeys, raggedy dolls, bunnies and bears, oh my! Sewing huggable stuffed toys for children for gift-giving or just-because is a delightful, surprisingly satisfying undertaking and serves as a message of love and caring to the recipient.

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Practical and eminently functional, roll up organizers can simplify our hectic lifestyles by keeping frequently used supplies conveniently corralled and easy to access. Hand-made fabric roll up organizers make for great gifts, easy beginner's projects and are extremely useful for travel as well.

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Consider DIY fabric care and fiber content labels to include along with unique home-made identifying labels for home sewn garments or fabric craft items. Enhance the quality of your sewn creation, promote a budding brand, and lend a professionalism that will set home sewn items apart from others.

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Most teddy bears can be very easy to sew and are of course great for gift giving. A handmade one can add joy for any child or bring comfort in loss - they can be small or large, quick to sew and any wobbly seams or mismatched eyes only give creative character to a stitched toy made with love.

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It happens to all machine sewers - you're sewing a seam and all of a sudden your machine seems to stop advancing and jam just at the machine's throat plate. You find your needle and bobbin threads in a knotted bunch under the fabric seam at the presser foot location. Probable cause and solutions!