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Fusible fleece is a good choice when you want to add body and softness to fabric, especially those used for pillows, bags, and totes.
Make an accurate fold and crisp fabric crease every time with a hem gauge.
Trimming the seam allowance at a corner is the best way to make a sharp finished point.
Use no-sew fusible web to make quick appliqués that add style and personality to readymades.
To prevent seams from coming undone, add a few backstitches.
A casing is a hollow channel that holds elastic. It’s a quick way to cinch in and finish a skirt, shorts, or pant top without making a separate waistband. Learn how!
Learn how to sew a smooth, curved edge.
Clipping the seams is the trick for making the finished outer edges of a curve smooth and flat. Here’s how.
Sewing together two pieces of bias tape with a diagonal seam makes a sturdy seam that’s less bulky and less noticeable than a straight seam. Here’s how.
Some sewing instructions may call for you to use a pattern. Here are some tips for making sure your shapes come out perfect every time!