Category Archives: Monthly Mini Sewing tips

Mini Sewing tips from Sew4Home – Fabric Grain and how to fix it when it is off

How To Check Fabric Grain INSERT BEAUTY IMAGE A You might have heard the term, “fabric grain.” It sounds like it could be a breakfast cereal just for sewists. But in reality, it’s a technical term that describes the direction your … Continue reading

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Mini Sewing Tips from Sew4Home: HOW TO USE A SEAM RIPPER

How to Rip Out a Seam Mistakes happen to the best of us. Anyone who sews understands that some seams just weren’t meant to be. The good news: ripping out a seam and starting over is something we all do. With a little care … Continue reading

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November Mini Sewing Tips from Sew4Home: How to Create an inset or recessed zipper

You’ve likely seen this type of zipper on loads of handbags and totes. It sits below the top of the bag, featuring tabs at either end to hold on to, making it easy to zip open and shut. It is … Continue reading

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October Mini Sewing tips with Janome Canada and Sew4Home

How to Make Continuous Bias Binding Cutting and seaming together bias strips is the standard technique for custom bias binding. And, it works great. Continuous bias binding is one of those “two birds with one stone” techniques. Simply stated, it’s a technique for pre-sewing bias binding strips before you actually … Continue reading

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Monthly Mini Sewing Tips: How to narrow wide webbing straps to fit narrow hardware.

The stars do not always align. The square peg does not fit the round hole. Sometimes the perfect webbing or strapping you’ve selected for a shoulder bag or similar project is simply too darn wide for the D-ring or Swivel … Continue reading

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