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Today we're so happy to have a wonderful guest post from an amazing blogger - Lindsey of Hot Polka Dot . Both creative and stylish, Lindsey is the perfect example of a foodie and a DIYer, as made evident on her blog. Today, she'll be showing us how to make our very own napkins - which is a great way to add style to your celebration and, of course, save money! Sidenote: Don't you just love her nails? If you're like me and you were lucky enough to get a sewing machine for Christmas, you'll need a little practice before you get into the tricky stuff like bridesmaid dresses or heirloom quilts. Can't get much more basic than the common dinner napkin.It's easy, it's cute and it's sure to impress at your next dinner party.
January 6th, 2009 Email 3 users recommend Use a fusible knit interfacing on the wrong side of your knits before sewing buttonholes. Shannon Dennis Use ballpoint or stretch needles when sewing knits to avoid skipped stitches and crooked-looking seams.
Sewing first vs. serging first There is some argument about this in the DiY community, and really, I think it depends mostly on what you're sewing, and personal preference. When in doubt, experiment, and find what works best for you. Sew first, then serge : I think this would be a good place to start if you're a serger noob. A serger does take some adjustment when sewing. Because the machine cuts the seam allowance off as you sew, you've got a lot less room for error.
If you’re looking for a simple and quick summer project, you’ve come to the right spot! Here’s a list of 101 fresh and fabulous sewing tutorial for Summer! You can find beach chairs, picnic totes, home decor projects and some beautiful summer dresses that I love, love, love! There has to be something here you could sew… Now, that’s a lot of links…whoa! I hope this helps you find the perfect little summer sewing projects!