Sewing

  • 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 Oil Singer Sewing Machines
    Sewing with a machine is simpler and quicker than sewing by hand Singer sewing machines are one of the oldest and most reliable brands of machines. Oiling the sewing machine ...
  • How to Sew a Yellow Brick Road Quilt
    Quilters make the Yellow Brick Road quilt by making several different blocks. The Yellow Brick Road quilt requires only different sizes of rectangles and squares. These ...
  • How to Use a Handheld Sewing Machine
    Manufacturers advertise handheld sewing machines as a quick way to make a simple repair to a hem or stitch a small and easy project without getting out a bulky sewing machine ...
  • How to Make a Kangaroo Costume
    The kangaroo has long been beloved by kids and adults alike, so it’s no wonder that an interest in kangaroo costumes has surfaced Now you could spend days driving ...
  • 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 Make Surgical Caps
    Surgical caps are meant not only for doctors and nurses, but for patients as well While they are an essential item, surgical caps can be expensive to buy in stores and a ...
  • How to Keep Fabric From Fraying Without Sewing and With Superglue
    Some fabric consists of loosely woven threads that fray easily along the edge A common method of eliminating fabric fray is to hem the raw fabric edges. Another method is to ...
  • Troubleshooting a Brother Sewing Machine
    Brother makes many different models of sewing machines Most sewing machines are now computerized and will give you an error message, which will help you determine where the ...
  • How to Make Celtic Costumes
    Celtic usually refers to the European culture of the Scottish, Irish and Welsh people Making a Celtic costume does not require you to buy a pattern. With a little information ...
  • How to Use Hemming Tape
    Hemming tape is a smart and innovative way to hem your clothing or other fabric items without having to use a needle and thread The double-sided adhesive on hemming tape ...
  • 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 Knit a Blanket With Circular Needles
    When most people think of knitting, they think of an elderly lady sitting in a rocker near a fireplace, a ball of yarn at her feet, and two straight knitting needles in her ...
  • How to Make a Girl Scout Sash
    Girl Scouts show their accomplishments by pinning badges to a sash, vest or tunic Worn over one shoulder, on top of a white shirt, these badge holders are required attire. ...
  • How to Sew Patches on a Leather Jacket
    Leather jackets are popular as club jackets for various groups Many of these groups, such as motorcycle clubs or car clubs, offer patches that can be sewn onto the leather ...
  • How to Make an M&M; Costume
    An M&M; costume is easy and fun to make With a few materials, this costume can be made by anyone with a little bit of sewing knowledge. Follow these steps.
  • How to Make a Hooded Cape Costume
    You never know when you might need a quick hooded costume for a theater production, Halloween costume, or any event that requires a medieval hooded look It's the perfect ...
  • 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 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
  • Singer Toy Sewing Machine Instructions
    A toy Singer sewing machine introduces the mechanics of sewing on a device versus sewing by hand The many moving parts of the Singer toy sewing machine closely approximate ...
  • How to Oil a Brother Sewing Machine
    Keeping a Brother sewing machine oiled is an essential part of regular maintenance A sewing machine, particularly an older model, that is not oiled will run roughly and sound ...
  • How to Sew Velcro
    Although sewing Velcro onto fabric is usually a small project, it can be frustrating and time-consuming The hooks and loops and stickiness of the Velcro can interfere with ...
  • How to Sew a Bed Rest Pillow
    If you like to read, do crossword puzzles or watch TV In bed, then a bed rest pillow is the most comfortable way to go Trying to get your regular pillows around you to get ...
  • 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' ...
  • Singer Sewing Machine Repair Problems
    Singer sewing machines are one of the most commonly found machines for the home seamstress They are relatively inexpensive and easy to run. They do have some common repairs ...
  • How to Sew a Reversible Vest
    By making a reversible vest, you can choose two different fabrics for the same vest, and wear either one depending on your outfit or the style you want that day Choose ...
  • 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 Make Saris Into Quilts
    Avoid tossing those old saris and instead use the massive amounts of fabric in them to start a new project Saris are made from 4 1/2 to 9 yards of fabric which is a lot to ...
  • 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 ...
  • How to Sew an Apron Tie
    You can use ribbon or twill tape for the ties on an apron, but sometimes you want the ties to match the apron's fabric Make sturdy finished apron straps in your choice of ...