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Tips & tricks for piping perfectionists – StraightGrain

Piping: clip corner for a cleaner turn (here in the picture is the original Pfaff or Janome invisible zipper foot).

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean your top loading bobbin sewing machine!

Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean Video Tutorial (Top Loading Bobbin

~ DIY IDEAS ~ Previous pinner writes: Sewing Machine Maintenance: How to Oil and Clean your top loading bobbin sewing machine!

This is a really useful explanation...".Understanding Sewing Machine Stitches"...it will save you a lot of headaches and make learning to sew a little less confusing.

Understanding Sewing Machine Stitches

Been sewing for years and I still have a brain fart when it comes to tension issues.  Now I remember with this neumonic which applies to the needle tension.  Thread lies in top..tension to tight Thread lies on lower...tension loose Top tight; lower loose

Been sewing for years and I still have a brain fart when it comes to tension issues. Now I remember with this neumonic which applies to the needle tension. Thread lies in top.tension to tight Thread lies on lower.

By making 2 marks on the side of your thumb, and moving your thumb along as you work, you have a built in gauge for exact stitch length, without marking up your fabric. Genius, right?  PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT MY THUMB NOR MY IDEA. This anonymous thumb is perhaps the most intelligent thumb in all of history.

WOW, what a smart idea (even for those of us who avoid hand stitching wherever possible)! making even stitches.what an incredible, easy idea!

Sewing Machine Feet: The Buttonhole Foot

How to Get Perfect Buttonholes Everytime

Sewing Machine Feet: The Buttonhole Foot Sewing Machine Feet: Learn how to make perfect buttonholes every time. The secret is stabilizer!

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