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How To Sew Reusable Snack Bags

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Are you interested in making reusable snack bags? They are perfect for work, 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. 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)  Self-healing 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. Recommend

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

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . 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 a stabilizer, if you’re not using a 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!  Recommended read: 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 the picture). Match up the two small arrows on the tops of the hoops. When you’re hooping make sure that you’re not pulling the fabric tighter after it hoops, this will cause

10 Things You Need To Start Sewing By Machine Today

 This article is brought to you by  Lizzsews . Here’s everything that you need to get started sewing by machine, 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 of examples: The Brother se600 This combo machine can 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 sewing thread    3. You’re going to need bobbin thread.  I recommended purchasing empty bobbins and winding them yourself. Recommended read:  How To Wind And Install The Bobbin On Your Sewing Machine    4. Sewing machine needles Your machine will come with some, but you are going to want more just in case they break or bend. I recommended Schmetz universal sewing needles packs, they come in a few different sizes which are helpful for y