Sewing Tips

6 Jan

I found a great article by Threads Magazine on how to use your hemmer foot.  I have used these before, but always have trouble in getting it started.  They have easy instructions and wonderful pictures to help explain how easy it is to get a narrow hem using this foot.  You can make scarves, tablecloths, napkins and list goes on.98-narrow-hemmer-06_lg
This video is also from Thread Magazine.  Sandra Betzina shows you how to sew a zipper fly.  Again it is just knowing a few tips and it makes the whole process so easy.zipper
This tip for using your sewing machine to sew on a button comes from Craft Stylish.  I have been doing this one for many years now and think twice about using shank style button because I will have to sew it my hand.
If you use a sturdy thread such as the Dual Duty XP we used in the hand-sewing examples, you should only have to make 3 to 5 zigzags!

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