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How To Sew Reusable Snack Bags

Are you interested in making reusable snack bags? They are perfect for work or school lunches, a small hike or even a picnic! These make excellent gifts for any occasion and are a great way to reduce your use of plastic bags!  Reference the photos for help with the instructions! What you will need: 100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best! PUL fabric*  Plastic zipper, you want it to be plastic and larger than the short side of the fabric so you can cut the excess off at the end. Rotary cutter (or scissors)  Rotary cutting mat (If you're using scissors you won't need this)  Pins  Fabric pen or something to mark the fabric with  Iron + ironing board  Measuring tape  Sewing machine Seeing thread Zipper foot  Sewing machine needle *PUL stands for Polyurethane Laminate and is a compound fabric made by laminating a cloth fabric to Polyurethane. PUL fabric can be used for medical bedding, mattress protectors, cloth menstrual pads, wet bags, diapers, snack bags and more!  Because

More Reasons Why Your Upper Thread Is Shredding On Your Embroidery Machine

This article is in addition to 8 reasons why your upper thread is shredding on your embroidery machine! If the 8 reasons from the last article didn’t work for you, these ones most likely will!      1. Lack of stabilizer/incorrect stabilizer  It’s common for people that are new to machine embroidery to either forget about stabilizer or not even know that they need it! You definitely need some stabilizer, if you’re not using stabilizer then many different problems may occur.  Not only do you need to use a stabilizer, but you’ll want to make sure you’re using the correct stabilizer! Here’s a guide to the three main machine embroidery stabilizers!    2. Improper hooping  Ensure that you’re hooping tight enough and that the inner hoop is not upside down (shown in picture).  When you’re hooping make sure that you’re not pulling the fabric tighter after it hoops, this will cause the finished product to not look as good, have puckering and will cause you tons of problems along the way, like y

5 Skills You Need To Machine Embroider

Machine embroidery is a great hobby! It’s one of those hobby’s that is not too difficult to learn as a beginner! Here are some of the skills that you’ll want to know about machine embroidery! All of these skills can be learned over time! All you have to do is try and learn as much as you can!    1. Troubleshooting A great skill for machine embroidery is to be able to troubleshoot! If something’s going wrong with your machine or project, you’ll want to know why. You’ll want to know the different reasons why this problem might be happening so you can locate the cause of the problem and fix it! A great way to learn this skill is to look at articles that explain the different reasons why problems might be happening and learn from them!    2. Creative and detail-oriented Being creative is such a key aspect of machine embroidery! Picking out fun designs and embroidering them out onto a nice new towel, shirt or anything else you might be thinking of is one of the best parts of machine embroi

10 Things You Need To Start Sewing By Machine Today

How to start sewing by machine! Here’s everything that you need to get started, without spending too much! Recommended read: 10 things you need to start machine embroidery today    1. You’re going to need a sewing machine! You can use any sewing machine you want! Here are a couple examples: The Brother se600 This machine can do both sewing and embroidery! It’s the best budget machine if you’re looking to do both sewing and embroidery! Recommended read: Brother se600 review The Brother Machine CS5055PRW, Project Runway, is a nice sewing machine with tons of features!    2. You’re going to need thread for sewing! Sewing thread does not shred or break as much as embroidery thread, don’t get me wrong, it may still shred and/or break, but it doesn’t happen as often! The other huge difference between sewing thread and embroidery thread, is that with embroidery it’s almost a given that you need to use a thread stand to prevent problems but with sewing, the built-in thread holder works just f