Displaying items by tag: Sewing

Watch as Baby Lock's Sara Gallegos show you how to create a buttonhole in one easy step. For more tips and tricks, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

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This dress can be made with measurements for baby to young child (like 6 years old or so)!

This project will work for babies through young child (like I'd say even 6 or maybe 7 years old...you'll just have to measure the length of the skirt and make sure you can get that in the circle skirt)! This dress involves a circle skirt and an elastic gathered bodice (somewhat like smocking). You just need some measurements to start. There may or may not be a lot of math to start with...it's good for you, right?! 

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Twin needles are commonly used for decorative stitching and also hemming knits. Twin needles have two numbers in their sizing. The first number indicates the space between the needles. The second number is the size of the needle. So add some spark to your next straight stitch project, use a twin needle or be adventurous and try a triple!

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Here is another sewing basic post. The directions below will show you how to install a slot, or centered zipper.

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Learn how to bind a quilt in 5 easy steps with Sara Gallegos in this video! For more inspiration and tips and tricks subscribe to Baby Lock's YouTube channel! Click here for the video.

If you are new to sewing  and want to learn how to gather fabric or want to check out some extra gathering tips, read on!

 

So, now we're going to tackle the invisible zipper (you'll need an invisible zipper about 1" shorter than your cut fabric measurement...so, if I cut my fabric 16" x 16", I'm going to look for a 15" invisible zipper...you can also get a longer one and shorten it).  Explore this "how-to" here.

Turn it inside out? You betcha!

Seriously, you turn your tee shirts and tote bags inside out to embroider?

Absolutely!

Some don't have the luxury of a professional six needle embroidery machine, or maybe you just prefer the sewing and embroidery combo that has a flat bed embroidery unit. Nothing wrong with that, but some items are just plain harder to hoop in these instances.

Small tees, totes, and other miscellaneous items can be easier handled if you turn them inside out. Jan Page shares an easy technique to solve embroidery on small pieces.  Click here to learn this technique.

Check out the tutorial video to see 3 Simple Ways to Applique!   Stephanie Struckmann will show you how to use this technique with an embroidery machine. Then, she will demonstrate the technique on a sewing machine with a knit fabric and a woven fabric. You'll also learn how to use Baby Lock's Fusible Applique paper to print your template on...it's seriously awesome! It makes life so much easier when appliqueing, and who doesn't love that?