Tag Archive: sewing

Sep 07

Review on Toyota Sewing Machine

So last time  I said I will get back to you all regarding the toyota sewing machine that I received from my mother-in law. I received a manual with the sewing machine that made everything a lot easier for me. Firstly to thread the machine is so quick and the installations in the manual is …

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Aug 18

Have you heard of the Toyota Sewing machine

I have been sewing for as long as I can remember as it’s in our family but have you ever heard of the Toyota sewing machine? I know here in South Africa we get the Bernina, Elna. Zinger and Frick but never heard of the Toyota since about 2 weeks ago. I inherited my mother …

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Jul 27

Create Invisible Hem in Jeans

So the other day when I was explaining how to hem kiddies pants I just used the normal original hemming procedure that we all know how to do. The invisible hem is quite nice to use and nobody even knows you adjusted the length of your jeans. I normally just use this method on jeans, …

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Jul 25

How to sew hems on kiddies pants

I normally just hem me or my husbands pants if needed but nowadays with the kiddies growing up and some pants are just way too long I have to start hemming their pants as well. So the basic principal is still the same to sew a hem its just smaller garments you working with. So …

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Mar 17

How does Fabric Adhesive compare to normal Sewing

I am one of the old school people that never really believed in the fabric adhesive that you get these days. So one day I was in the shop looking for thread when I saw the fabric adhesive, I started looking at it and read the package and decided to take one and see if …

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Sep 20

What is Stitching Cards

My experience is mostly in clothing but it seems like stitching cards are quite a popular thing to do these days. It gives a more personal touch to a card as a gift for a friend. It’s basically embroidery on a card; use some decorative stitches to create a nice gift card.So I decided to …

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Aug 25

How to Stitch a Lampshade Cover

Lampshade cover

Maybe some of you will think this is still very old school to cover your own lampshades but this is actually so easy to do. I have tried this even when I was in school so believe me when I say anybody can stitch a lampshade cover. I’m using stitching and elastic but you can …

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Jan 23

Bernina Over locker Model 700D for beginners

A few years ago I finally decided to buy myself an over locker. I have worked on quite a few different over lockers before, home and industrial ones. I’m not too fond of industrial ones as they are too big for me but that you can decide what will work best for you. I did …

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Nov 21

Basic Sewing Tips for Beginners

Now sewing looks quite easy but to some this is really not as simple as it looks. Lucky I grew up in a family were most of us can do some basic sewing. It’s a great hobby for me even though I don’t always find time but it’s really nice and relaxing. Before starting a …

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Aug 30

How to Fuse Interfacing to a Garment

The first step would be to first find the correct type of interfacing that will work for you type of fabric. Mostly these instructions will be on the back of the pattern envelope that you bought. If you are creating your own patterns at home, it would be best to first test what interfacing will …

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