Sewing Tips Archives - Totally Stitchin

How to Shorten a Zipper!

January 8, 2016 in Tips & Tricks

Ever accidentally purchased a zipper that was ridiculously long for the sewing project you are working on? Or perhaps, you just happen to have the same color zipper that you need on-hand, but, it's just too long! Just shorten that zipper! How, you ask? It's very simple, actually! We just need to create a new stopper so that the zipper doesn't separate ...

by Heather

Summer Sewing with Knits

July 4, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Learn easy tricks for sewing with knits and improve your summer sewing. The Sewing Loft Hello Totally Stitchin' fans!  Heather here for our first Friday date. Have you ever wanted to infuse your wardrobe with a few custom pieces but didn't know where to start? Well, summer is actually one of the best times to explore the world of apparel sewing.  The silhouettes are forgiving, the color assortment is endless and the fabrics are just plain ...

by Tori

New Blog Series from Stitchin’ Woman Heather

April 3, 2014 in News

  I'm so excited to announce Heather's Helpful Hints, a new monthly series here on Totally Stitchin'! Starting this Friday, Heather from The Sewing Loft will be sharing her favorite tips & tricks to help us all become better sewists. From sewing techniques to project ideas, Heather will be serving up tons of helpful tidbits. Keep an eye out on the ...

by Tori

Pinterest Picks 6.14.12

June 14, 2012 in Pinterest Picks

It's time for more Pinterest love! There are tons of great pins coming from the Totally Stichin' Pin Boards. Here are some of my recent faves: 1. Favorite Project DIY Father's Day Car Kit from Holidash via Baby Lock 2. Best Refashion Tutorial T-Shirt Reconstruction from Can Can Dancer via Totally Stichin' 3. Handiest Cheat Sheet Yardage Card from Everyday Celebrations via Shawna Haynes 4. Prettiest Modern Quilt ...

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.

The Easy Way To Edge!

September 25, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

With Halloween coming, we all know that we need to start thinking about what costumes the kids will be begging us to make.  The most annoying part of making anything is finishing it.  Halloween costumes can be finished without all of the detail and work involved in a piece that will be worn many times.  Using ribbon, fur, or any other decorative ...
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