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Sew4Home MINI TIP Buttonholes!

How to Make a Machine Buttonhole: Automatic and Four-Step Most of us understand how to sew on a button. Pretty easy and not scary at all. But buttonholes are a whole different matter. At the end of your project, after you’ve put … Continue reading

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Sew4Home Mini Sewing Tips: How to Make a Blind Hem

A blind hem is exactly what it sounds like: a hem with stitches you can barely see. It’s perfect for window coverings, the hem at the bottom of a garment, or anywhere you want a clean finished edge. For many people, especially those just starting their … Continue reading

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Sew4Home Mini Sewing tips: How to use a twin needle

 The way to get perfectly even, super close, double rows of stitching is to use a twin needle. If you’re someone who thinks twin needles are way too complicated, you’re in for a very pleasant surprise: twice the stitching is half as hard as you might … Continue reading

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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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Mini Sewing Tips brought to you by the partnership of Janome Canada and Sew4Home

How to Make an Adjustable Strap Making an adjustable strap can seem like a magic rope trick with all the weaving and threading this way and that. But, it’s really quite easy, and it makes the strap so much more … Continue reading

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Monthly Mini Sewing tips from Sew4Home: How to Mix + Match Colours & Prints


Does this look good with that? What about color? Too much, too little? Mastering the proper mixology of color and motif is something designers spend years perfecting. But there are basics everyone can use to create a fabulous look. Color … Continue reading

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