Would you like to have perfect hems and turned edges? Then Dritz Ezy-Hem gauge is the measuring tool for you. No more having to pin or measure first. You can use it for hems, pockets, waistbands, facings and more. This really is one of the most used tools in my sewing room.
Making a stitch sample book gives you a quick and easy way to view how all of your serger stitches look when stitched on fabric. Are you ready to learn how to make a serger stitch book? Good, then let’s get started!
What’s A Serger Stitch Book?
A serger stitch book is a useful tool if you’re new to serging or a pro. Basically, it’s a notebook you fill with worksheets from classes you attend, techniques you learn, and most importantly stitch out samples from your machine. You are able to track your progress in mastering new techniques, able to save favorite stitch outs so that you can recreate them easily and have a place to store all your serger class PDF’s. I also like to keep my manual in the pocket of mine.
Do you have a serger? Are you thinking of buying one? Sergers are great machines to have regardless of the type of sewing you do. If you’re in the market for a new serger— whether your first or as a replacement or upgrade— don’t head to the store imediatly. There are a few things you need to know to make sure you get the perfect serger for YOU! [Read more…]
Snaps are one of my favorite closures. They’re small yet sturdy and snaps don’t get stuck on things like velcro. Babyville Snaps are also very easy to open and close.
With a new granddaughter, I’ve used them on several recent projects and thought I share just how easy they are to insert on just about anything. Don’t have a little on in your life? Plastic snaps are great on so many projects, not just ones for kids!
What You’ll Need to Apply Babyville Snaps:
For best results: Test first on several layers of fabric.
1. Mark the placement of snaps on your project.
2. Use awl to make a small hole in the fabric.
3. Insert the prong of the snap cap into hole and place the socket over prong.
3. Position the pliers with cap in black die tray and socket under rubber pressing head.
4. Make sure the cap is centered and seated in the die tray. Squeeze pliers firmly to secure.
5. Repeat with the second cap and stud.
If you’re interested in the bib pattern and video instructions they can be found here: How To Sew A Baby Bib and Apply Snaps. The baby bib pattern comes with two different neck options, one that snaps in the back and one that snaps on the side.