28 Aug 2014
August 28, 2014

6 Quick Crafting Tips

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We’ve decided to pull together a few tips that might help you overcome a roadblock with your next craft, whether it’s your next quilt, sewing pattern, or something you already own. Everyone can use some help now and then, and these tips stuck out to us as solutions to commonly faced questions.

In the Fun Lane






















Stop throwing away perfectly good garments with a few inconveniently placed stains! This tutorial shows you how to beat the stains: with flower applications (or really anything else you want to slap on there).

Adventures in Dressmaking






















Ever wonder which fabrics to use for lining skirts and dresses in the summer? If you live somewhere with a similar climate to ours, you know you’d rather walk outside naked than wear a slip under your already stifling clothes. These tips should help get you through the summer, sweat-free!

See Kate Sew














Add a clean and professional touch to your next DIY project: a facing! Facings are relatively painless to make since they don’t require as much time as a full lining, making a great way to finish your garment. Use this tutorial for a neckline facing, and apply it to any part of any piece of clothing.

Julia Bobbin















Ever had to move darts on a pattern and ended up ruining it with cuts and slashes? Tell your patterns to fear no more, because we’ve got some tips to share about how to move darts without scarring your patterns. Try out this tutorial next time you don’t feel like risking a botched pattern.

Lucky Lucille










If you still feel daunted by printing out PDF patterns and assembling them at home, we’ve got you covered. These tips will have you printing and sewing away in no time.

Swatch and Stitch










For all you quilters out there: we haven’t forgotten about you! Figuring out which colors to use can be a grueling task. This tutorial makes it easier by breaking the decision process down into simple steps.


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