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Sewing Basics

Go back to school with these sewing hacks using supplies you have at home!

Here’s how to sew a seam opening closed so that the stitches are nearly invisible.

Here’s how to finish the edges of a place mat, quilt, bag, or other project with a continuous binding.

Learn the secret to tying a knot at the end of your embroidery thread. 

Get how-to instructions for making a stem stitch.

For fabric that doesn't fray or to bring a new pattern to your fabric, try cutting them on the bias.

Learn how to stitch a seam that doesn’t require backstitching

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. 

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