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How to Use a Serger – Sewing Tutorial

In this video, I’ll demonstrate some basic serger tips and tricks on the Reliable Dreamstitcher 787. Learn how to thread a serger the “cheater” way! Discover the secret to hiding your thread tails! Unlock countless mysteries of the sewing universe!

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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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How to Hem Knit & Stretch Fabrics – DIY Fashion Tutorial Video

Does your hem get wonky and wobbly when you sew stretch fabrics? This tutorial will show you how to get a nice flat hem. Don’t forget to subscribe to my YouTube channel!  There are lots more tutorials on the way.

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How to Sew Knit & Stretch Fabrics with a Standard Sewing Machine – DIY Fashion Tutorial Video

This tutorial will show you how to sew stretch and knit fabrics with a regular sewing machine. People often make the mistake of thinking they can’t work with knits if they don’t have an overlock machine, but knit fabrics existed

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