A Simple Tutorial for Tying Off a Stitch by Hand and Machine

how to tie off a stitch

When we spend hours upon hours making something beautiful out of fabric and thread, we want it to last a long time. 

One of the ways we can ensure the lifespan of our seams is to tie off the stitches properly.

This is a surprisingly overlooked step, but with a bit of practice, it will be a quick and easy way to secure your hand stitches for years. 

We will also discuss how to finish a stitch using a sewing machine, so let’s jump into it!

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15 Easy and Fun Fanny Pack Sewing Patterns to Inspire You

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Trends in fashion always seem to make their way back into the spotlight, and today’s topic is one of those iconic 80s trends.

Oh yes, we’re talking about the Fanny Pack. 

In this post, we will discuss what a fanny pack is, how to make a fanny pack and check out some beautiful modern twists on that classic fashion accessory. 

By the time we’ve looked over all of these patterns, you’re definitely going to want to make one…or five!

Let’s jump into it!

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All About Sewing Machine Covers + 17 Fun And Festive Sewing Machine Cover Patterns

Remember when you bought your sewing machine, and it came with a stiff, plastic, slightly off-white cover? 

I don’t know about you, but mine is still in the box that my sewing machine came in. They just aren’t very pretty!

With that said, wouldn’t having a beautiful and practical sewing machine cover for your sewing space be fun? 

Let’s talk all about sewing machine covers and why you should probably have one for your machine. 

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Quilting As Art: All About Art Quilts And 15 Dramatic And Imaginative Art Quilt Designs

art quilts

I recently went to a quilt festival and saw some absolutely breathtaking quilts displayed. 

These quilts were masterpieces and didn’t look like fabric until you walked up close to view them.

They look like paintings or photographs.

Today, we’re going to discuss and look at some gorgeous art quilts that will hopefully inspire you to step outside your comfort zone for your next quilt project. 

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45 of The Best Gifts for the Sewers in Your Life

best gifts for sewers

Do you have someone in your life who loves sewing, but you’re not quite sure what to buy them for a gift?

Or maybe you want to get into sewing but don’t know what to ask for for your birthday or Christmas? 

This guide will show you 45 of the best gift ideas for sewers, including some super fun, unusual sewing gifts.

This sewing gift guide will have appropriate gifts for every skill level and sewing interest. 

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Your Step-by-Step Guide to Threading a Sewing Machine

Step-by-Step Guide to Threading a Sewing Machine

No matter what domestic sewing machine you have, there is one universal task for every sewing machine: threading the sewing machine. 

The thread must travel a specific pathway to get to the needle, and you must follow that exact path for the sewing machine to work correctly. 

This post will show you how to thread a sewing machine and several tips and tricks to make the task a bit easier for you. Without further ado, let’s jump into this threading a sewing machine tutorial. 

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