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Sewing tips

Shaped facing: a detailed tutorial on how to sew facing to a curved neckline

Let me show you how to sew a shaped facing. It’s really a very easy part of garment sewing and you can do it without any problem after watching this sewing tutorial. I used the shaped facing to finish the neckline of my silk robe which I made without a pattern.

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How big is a yard of fabric plus yardage conversion chart

When I visited a US fabric store (it was in New York) the first time (I was coming from Canada) I was really surprised to find out that they sell fabric by the yard, not by the meter. So I was staring at the fabric trying to figure out – how big is a yard of fabric? I asked the seller and she told me – “oh, it’s 36 inches”. Well, it really didn’t help because I had no idea about inches also. I was used to meters and centimeters. And I couldn’t even Google it then – there was no Google.
By now I am used to it but I know it would be helpful to have a conversion chart so anybody who is looking for answers can Google it and find the solution immediately.

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Sewing machine buttonhole troubleshooting

In this YouTube sewing tutorial on buttonhole troubleshooting, you will learn how to fix automatic buttonhole problems. Check out these 9 tips for sewing buttonholes and what to do if your buttonhole foot gets stuck/not moving. Learn how to use a buttonhole foot and how to use a sewing machine to make easy DIY buttonholes.

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Narrow hem tutorial: how to make a narrow hem using a Ban Roll tape

In this tutorial, I am going to show you how to hem chiffon and other slippery lightweight fabric. Is hemming chiffon one of those things you would avoid doing? Well, there is one interesting method of making ultra-neat narrow hems on chiffon dresses and skirts that is not very popular yet but the result looks really professional and can be achieved quite fast. Here is the narrow hem – do you see any curling, stretching, fraying, warping? Of course not! And look – the width of the hem is the same all over.

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