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25 Things to Sew in Under 10 Minutes

Easy Sewing Projects-25 Things to Sew in Under 10 Minutes

So you've got a sewing machine and you want some quick and easy sewing projects? Here are 25 things that are so easy to sew that you can get them done in about 10 minutes! Something great for everyone.

25 Things to Sew for Summer

25 Things to Sew for Summer

With the warm weather, you want to get outside and enjoy the summer! These 25 things to sew for summer will have you at the beach or the pool or just out and about in style. And these summer sewing projects are easy to pull off and turn out so cute!

magical pillowcase tutorial | This is the neatest way to make pillowcases. I will have to try this one

Pillowcases, pillowcases

I've decided to jump on the 1 Million Pillowcase bandwagon. Rather late than never, right? You can read about it over here but basicall...

Dressmaking skills - Sewing sleeves guide from Merchant & Mills

How to sew sleeves

How to sew set-in sleeves, raglan sleeves and shirt sleeves. An excerpt from Elementary Sewing Skills by Merchant & Mills.

This is my fav way to install a zipper - learned it in high school home ec class - works best every time!

Invisible Zipper Pillow Tutorial

Now that I’m working on my book, I won’t be working at the Stitch and Sew Studio as much during open sew hours; however, I will still be teaching classes there on the weekends. :) Durin…

Very thorough instructions on how, when and where to clean your sewing machine for best performance and long-life.

Pamper Your Sewing Machine: a Cleaning Tutorial - So Sew Easy

Very thorough instructions on how, when and where to clean your sewing machine for best performance and long-life.

35+ Cool Gifts to Sew for Kids - Crafts on Sea

35+ Cool Gifts to Sew for Kids

Get inspired with this collection of over 35 gifts to sew for kids, made by real mums and loved by their children!

Taking body measurements

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Taking body measurements

Complete list of sewing resources for beginners on sewsomestuff.com. Want to take up sewing as a new hobby but don't know where to begin? READ THIS POST where I share ALL the sewing resources that a beginner would need to get started with sewing. The list contains links to recommended sewing machines, ONLINE SEWING CLASSES, tips and FREE SEWING PATTERNS. READ NOW!

Sewing Resources - Sew Some Stuff

Complete list of sewing resources for beginners on sewsomestuff.com. Want to take up sewing as a new hobby but don't know where to begin? READ THIS POST where I share ALL the sewing resources that a beginner would need to get started with sewing. The list contains links to recommended sewing machines, ONLINE SEWING CLASSES, tips and FREE SEWING PATTERNS. READ NOW!

14 Easy Ways to Make Your Clothes Fit Better | eHow.com

Check out these simple clothing alterations you can do yourself when those ready to wear clothes don't fit quite right or if your weight has recently fluctuated.

Some tools just work harder and help you speed through each project. Check out some of these must have sewing tools. The Sewing Loft

10 Must Have Sewing Tools For Your Studio - The Sewing Loft

Some tools just work harder and help you speed through each project. Check out some of these must have sewing tools. The Sewing Loft

Use baby's going home from the hospital outfit to make a memory bear! Free sewing pattern and tutorial.

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Use baby's going home from the hospital outfit to make a memory bear! Free sewing pattern and tutorial.

Total body measurement for sewing

How to Measure Female Body

FEMALE BODY MEASUREMENTS For skirts we generally only need the waist size (G), hip measurement (I), and the distance vertically between waist and hip (E to F). For jackets we need the following measurements: Bust (H), waist size (G), back width (P to Q), nape to waist (A to B), chest (N to O), shoulder (K to L), top arm (W), armhole depth (A to X), front shoulder to waist (Y to C), sleeve length (L to M) H - bust. Measure round the body at the fullest part of the bust, making sure that the…