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What is the difference between knit fabrics and woven fabrics?

As a seasoned seamstress, I tend to take it for granted that people know the difference between a knit and woven fabric, but plenty of people don’t. As evidenced by the questions I get at least once a week both

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Quick Tip: What’s the difference between a ballpoint needle and a stretch needle?

Is there even a difference? The answer is yes. I tend to use them interchangeably, but the stretch needles do have some benefits for the extra stretchy fabrics like lycra/spandex. Both types have a rounded end compared to a universal

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Quick Tip: How To Keep Strawberries Fresh in the Fridge

Nothing says summer like fresh strawberries! When strawberries are in season, I like to buy them by the boatload. The problem is, they don’t keep for very long.  That’s not a huge problem for me, since a lot of them

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Quick Tip: Keep a log of machine maintenance

When was the last time you cleaned and oiled your machine? Or changed a needle? You don’t remember? Me neiths. That’s why I started keeping a mini notebook next to my machines so I could record when and what maintenance

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Quick Tip: How to sew sequined fabric

Today’s Crafty Advice question is about sequined fabric:   Dear WhatTheCraft, I’m trying to sew knit material with sequins that are glued on. My machine works fine with everything else I’ve sewed, but when I tried to sew this fabric,

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Howdy, I'm Lex! I'm a craft addict & fashion designer.
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