klasse needles Archives - Totally Stitchin

Aromatherapy Flower Pin Tutorial

September 11, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Aromatherapy Flower Pin I have some stressed out friends (sometimes myself included: read here) and am just starting to learn about the benefits of essential oils. Do you use essential oils? I have learned that lavender is a soothing/calming scent and have read that to calm you down or help you sleep, place a drop or 2 on the palm of your hands ...

by Kelly

Halloween Sewing Tip 4

October 22, 2011 in Tips & Tricks

Since most costume fabric is sheer, slippery, thick or furry remember to use the correct size needle for the fabric you have selected. - When sewing on leather, use a leather needle as it is designed to put in a slice, allowing the thread to lay in the hole. - A twin needle can be used to sew down 1/4” narrow ribbon.

by Kendra

Needle Knowledge!

October 18, 2010 in General

So, I know there are a variety of needles on the market -- different brands, different sizes, different uses. But, what are the basics when it comes to needles; what is the anatomy of a needle? Butt: Beveled end allows easy insertion in the needle bar Shank: Household neeldes have a flat shank and allow perfect positioning of the needle in the sewing ...

by Kendra

Embroidery Stitching Issues?

August 9, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

I hate it when my embroidery doesn't turn out the way I expected -- am I not talking about my color choices. I'm talking about the unusual pull, puckers and just plain weirdness. Whey doesn't mine look like their's? Here are some tips to try when your embroidery design just doesn't seem right: • Rethread the machine, including reinserting the bobbin and ...

by Kendra

5 Quick Embroidery Tips

April 19, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

1. Use full-size design templates for accurate placement. 2. Double check our placement on your fabric before you begin stitching. 3. An Embroidery Needle should always be used for embroidery. The Embroidery Needle eye is slightly larger and allows the thread to glide through with less resistance (and therefore less breakage). 4. Attach a thread stand to your machine when embroidery multiples of ...
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