Sewing

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Muted floral and dreamy print fabrics have always announced the arrival of spring. A spring must-have the adaptable tote bag is not only a style-conscious accessory or useable market tote but can also be an environmentally conscious statement. Tote bags are among the easiest of projects to sew too!

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A serger - versatile companion to a sewing machine, is all about its loopers, tension discs, knife blades, feed dogs, multiple thread cones and specialty presser feet. The resulting neatly trimmed and overcast seam produced by a serger is a time saver. Its a type of machine that sews, with attitude!

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In an almost perfect marriage of practical function and elegant efficiency the sewing machine and its machine sewing companion - the serger, combine to give the home sewer the best of all possible sewing worlds.

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A small compact travel sewing kit with a variety of sewing notions can come to the rescue for most fashion mishaps. Commonplace sewing kits are prosaic reminders of the nuts and bolts of sewing. Antique sewing kits are a treasured find.

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Sock monkeys, raggedy dolls, bunnies and bears, oh my! Sewing huggable stuffed toys for children for gift-giving or just-because is a delightful, surprisingly satisfying undertaking and serves as a message of love and caring to the recipient.

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Practical and eminently functional, roll up organizers can simplify our hectic lifestyles by keeping frequently used supplies conveniently corralled and easy to access. Hand-made fabric roll up organizers make for great gifts, easy beginner's projects and are extremely useful for travel as well.

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Consider DIY fabric care and fiber content labels to include along with unique home-made identifying labels for home sewn garments or fabric craft items. Enhance the quality of your sewn creation, promote a budding brand, and lend a professionalism that will set home sewn items apart from others.

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Most teddy bears can be very easy to sew and are of course great for gift giving. A handmade one can add joy for any child or bring comfort in loss - they can be small or large, quick to sew and any wobbly seams or mismatched eyes only give creative character to a stitched toy made with love.

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As autumn will surely make its majestic last stand giving way to the chill of oncoming winter a draft stopper or draft excluder can ward off the chilly air that can seep under all but the tightest weather-resistant doors. Draft stoppers are super easy to sew using just a few straight seams.

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It happens to all machine sewers - you're sewing a seam and all of a sudden your machine seems to stop advancing and jam just at the machine's throat plate. You find your needle and bobbin threads in a knotted bunch under the fabric seam at the presser foot location. Probable cause and solutions!