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Sewing Project Ideas To Inspire You

Are you stuck on ideas? If so, this article is for you! Here are a few fun sewing projects that you can do!   These projects are beginner-friendly and even great for the more advanced sewers! All of these project ideas have a how-to article that goes along with them, so if you like one of the project ideas, click the link and get started right now! Without further ado, here are some sewing projects to inspire you: Placemats Here’s how you can sew quick and easy placemats! They’re a great project if you don’t have much time or just want something that is quick to sew! They can be reversible, are machine washable and take a minimal amount of fabric! They will be a great addition to your dining room table! Reusable snack bags How’s how you can sew reusable snack bags! I just love how cute these snack bags turn out! You can use whatever fabric you want and the fun designs on the fabric are endless! They are also a great way to reduce your use of plastic baggies (the snack bags are also m

How To Sew Quick And Easy Placemats

Are you interested in making some placemats? Here’s a quick and easy way on how to make them and using the least amount of fabric as possible so they are cost-effective! These placemats are easy to make, use a very minimal amount of fabric, look so nice and finished (not sloppy and cheap!), are machine washable and are reversible!  Here’s how to make a set of 4 placemats for your dining room table, you can make more or less, it’s up to you! Reference the photos for any help you may need with the instructions! What you will need: 100% cotton fabric, quilting cotton works best! You can use two different patterns if you’d like the placemat to be reversible! Rotary cutter (or scissors, if you’re using scissors you’ll want to use a measuring tape or a ruler) Rotary cutting mat (if you’re using scissors you won’t need this) Pins Iron + ironing board  Sewing machine Sewing thread  Machine sewing needle Batting or some sort of plastic could also be added to the inside! The steps , to make 4 pl

5 Of The Best Tools To Have For Machine Embroidery

This article is almost like a part two! It is in addition to one of my previous articles, “ 10 Things You Need To Start Machine Embroidery Today ” so read that article before this one! In this article, you will learn everything you need in addition to the ten from the previous article! Alright, now onto the best tools!     1. Iron + ironing board  You will definitely need an iron and ironing board so you’re not embroidering wrinkled and creased fabric! If you don’t smooth out your fabric before you use it, it will ruin your final product, and we don’t want that!    2. Scissors If you’re interested in doing lots of appliqué, it’s definitely a good idea to get curved scissors! If you aren’t going to be doing applique very often then just a small pair of thread scissors will do you just fine! You’ll also need fabric and paper scissors! That way you can cut the fabric you’re going to embroider and you can cut your patterns. I also recommend a spare pair of scissors! Bonus:  Rotary cutter a

The Worst Machine Embroidery Advice I Ever Got

As you’re starting your machine embroidery journey, you might be getting tons of advice. And sometimes it’s hard to know which advice is good and which advice is bad! You might be in lots of Facebook groups , reading lots of blog articles and a lot of people are gonna tell you a lot of different stories! The worst advice I ever got when I was starting machine embroidery, was to change the tension! Don’t change your tension unless you have to!! If bobbin thread was showing on the top of my embroidery they would say, “change your tension” If my stitching was loose or my thread was shredding they would say, “change your tension” Don’t listen to it! Instead of changing your tension , try other steps that might be causing the problem!  Some examples include: Change your needle Continous use of needles will cause them to get dull and they might even bend! This can result in your stitching being loose , bobbin thread showing on top , thread shredding and more. Use the correct needle fo