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Helpful Tips

Make Your Life EasierAs you look to get yourself settled into the world of sewing there are many small things you can do to make life easier. Here we have just a few things that we hope will help you out. Cutting Mat and Rotary CutterCutting out fabric is much...

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How to Use a Twin Needle

How to use a Twin NeedleTwin needles come in two standard sizes.  A 4.0 twin needle is good for thicker or more stable knits, such as cotton spandex, French terry, and Ponte.  A 2.5 twin needle is great for thinner fabric like rayon spandex, brushed poly, and bamboo...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to wash my new fabrics?Yes, all fabric should be washed before using to pre-shrink it and to get rid of any dirt/chemicals from manufacturing and transport. How do I wash my new fabrics?A very general guideline: you can wash everything on normal.  Wool,...

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Fabric Choices

FABRIC CHOICES, fabric choices, so many fabric choices! Brushed poly?  Liverpool?  What on earth does it all mean???  What if I screw it up and waste my pretty fabric???I remember well how overwhelmed I was over the hundreds of fabric options.  The online resources...

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From Protester to Enthusiast

From Protester to Enthusiast

Only a few months ago I would have literally laughed out loud at the idea of being called a “sewist”! My mother tried teaching me how to sew in my preteen years, bless her heart and patience.  She is a sweet woman who sewed her whole life and made much of our family’s...

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The Super Fabulous List of Patterns for Swim Suits

WOMEN ONE PIECE BAHAMA MAMA SURFSUIT by Peek-a-boo DIANE TANK SWIMSUIT by Jalie LOLA WOMEN'S SWIMSUIT by Laela Jeyne MAMA CAMILA SWIMSUIT by Made for Mermaids ONE PIECE SWIMSUIT by Jalie RACERBACK SWIMSUIT by Jalie RITA SWIMSUIT by Wardrobe by Me SKINSUIT  by Jalie...

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Win With Swim!

Full Swim Contest Guidelines Post your swim knit creations in a sewing-related group with #wttcswimteam.  (Please make sure you read their rules first, some don’t allow hashtags, some have a once-every 24 hours-per-business rule)...

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Fabric for Canadians

With the current exchange rate and shipping costs to order fabric from the US, Canadians are looking for more options for buying fabric.  Water Tower Textiles is working hard to become not just one of the options, but an exceptional one, bringing you a wide selection...

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