Sewing

  • How to Add Straps to a Dress
    Whether you're simply uncomfortable wearing strapless or you want to change the look of a dress you've had for years, adding straps to a dress is a fairly simple way to add ...
  • How to Find the Age of White Sewing Machines
    Thomas White, founder of the White Sewing Machine Company, began building sewing machines in 1858, according to the International Sewing Machine Collectors' ...
  • How to Alter a Blazer
    You've found the perfect blazer It's the exact color and style you've been wanting for ages; but unfortunately, it doesn't fit. The sleeves are a bit too long (or short), the ...
  • How to Alter Men's Cargo Pants
    It is often necessary to alter men's clothing by removing and adjusting various seamlines For cargo pants, the waist and length of the pants can be altered for a better fit. ...
  • How to Attach a T-Shirt in a Shadowbox
    Shadow box frames are a good way to showcase three-dimensional memorabilia, such as a t-shirt, while protecting it from damage Shadow boxes can be purchased ready-made or you ...
  • How to Bead Lace
    Heavy alencon with the pattern outlined in shimmering pearls is the height of elegance for a winter wedding dress A summer dress of chantilly lace beaded with sparkling ...
  • How to Take in Board Shorts
    Making alterations to board shorts, or swimming trunks, is a fairly easy process Board shorts usually have an elastic waistband, in addition to a drawstring. Most pairs are ...
  • How to Bond Fabric Without Sewing
    Properly bonded fabric can determine the difference between a great project or a wasted mess Fabric is bonded using an adhesive substance and heat to permanently set the ...
  • How to Build Your Own Fly Pen, Run Pen & Tie Cord Coop
    If you want to raise chickens in your backyard, you will need a coop The coop is the structure in which they will retreat at night to roost, or get as high as they can off ...
  • How to Clean and Oil Your Sewing Machine
    Cleaning your sewing machine to remove lint, dust, and thread, and oiling the inner mechanics of your machine will help keep it running smoothly
  • How to Convert a Janome Embroidery Pattern to VP3
    Artisans have used hand-embroidery for centuries to decorate textiles During the last century, textile manufacturers developed embroidery machines to automate enhancement of ...
  • How to Convert Tokens to Quarters for a Yamasa
    The Japanese parlors that feature the vertical pinball machines known as pachinko usually have a section devoted to slot, or pachislo machines, which bear a passing ...
  • How to Create My Own Doll With Sounds
    Designing and creating a doll is a special experience for both the maker of the doll and the child to whom it is given But imagine the child's surprise when the doll talks, ...
  • How to Cut Styrofoam Blocks
    Styrofoam is a trademarked polystyrene product manufactured by the Dow company The blocks are lightweight, versatile materials that are used for a variety of craft and home ...
  • How to Date Your Singer Sewing Machines
    Singer sewing machines date to 1851 when Isaac Merritt Singer started a sewing machine company Singer was convinced he could design a better sewing machine than the available ...
  • What Is the Difference Between Embroidery & Appliques?
    Embroidery is the art of creating patterns and designs on a cloth using different color threads It is done by hand or using a sewing machine. Applique, literally meaning ...
  • Differences Between Embroidery & Regular Thread
    Choosing threads for sewing or embroidery projects may be challenging even for a seasoned expert Thread is made from three basic products -- natural fibers such as animal fur ...
  • What Are the Different Types of Stitching for Quilting?
    Quilting is a method that joins together two layers of fabric by stitching, with batting placed between the layers From quilting's ancient beginnings through the present, it ...
  • Directions for a Layer Cake Quilt
    Layer Cake quilts are a relatively new way to use larger print fabrics to create quilts The Layer Cake features 10-inch by 10-inch squares of fabric and each quilt is made ...
  • Directions for a Studio Twelve Flower Loom
    Studio Twelve Flower Looms are vintage plastic weaving looms from the '60s and '70s that helped crafters generate their own "Flower Power" The hand-held looms have ...
  • How to Do Piping for Chair Upholstery
    Piped seams on chairs serve more than just a decorative purpose The welting protects the seams exposed to constant wear. Instead of the seam taking the hit, the piping stands ...
  • Do it Yourself Sewing Machine Repair
    Has your sewing machine "crashed?" Is it not sewing evenly? Is the thread breaking? Before you take it off to the shop for an average minimum of a $60 shop fee, ...
  • Dressy Chiffon Bolero Sewing Projects
    If you suffer from a flat chest, wearing a bolero jacket will help diminish that physical problem visually, according to New Mexico State University Bolero jackets can be ...
  • Easy Quilts to Make
    Inexperienced sewers of all ages will find simple quilts an easy introduction to the craft of sewing and quilt-making Quilts provide warmth for cold nights and can be used to ...
  • How to Embroider Using a Viking Rose
    Embroider stunning designs with the Husqvarna Viking Rose sewing machine, model No 600, with Husqvarna design software. Marketed as an affordable home sewing machine, the ...
  • How to Make a Fancy Dress
    There are plenty of occasions that call for a fancy dress But you don't always have to buy a prom dress or evening gown. You can make fancy dresses, too. Sewing a dress ...
  • How to Figure Out How Much Binding & Backing for a Quilt
    Once you finish piecing a quilt top, most of your work is done, but the quilt is far from complete Determine how much backing and binding fabric you need to make your quilt a ...
  • How to Fix a Hole in a Wool Sweater
    When you find a hole in a wool sweater, it doesn't mean you need to throw the sweater away You can repair a wool sweater in a variety of ways, depending on the size and ...
  • How to Fix Holes in Cotton Shirts
    Maybe your wedding ring got caught on your shirt Or someone mistook your sleeve for an ashtray. Perhaps a family of moths declared war on your wardrobe. Whatever the ...
  • How to Fix a Torn Bed Sheet
    Sharp objects and rough handling can tear even new bed sheets If your sheet has a rip, don't replace the whole set. Mend it. A sewing machine that sews a zigzag stitch makes ...