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The best stitches for knit fabrics: no serger required

When you first start out sewing knits, you might be wondering what are the best stitches for knit fabrics? It’d be nice if you could go with your good old reliable straight stitch. But with knits, straight stitches are not your friend here. The good news is that your regular home sewing machine has a …

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Sewing encouragement for beginners from the pros

What beginner doesn’t need a little sewing encouragement? I know when I first started seriously sewing, I needed a whole lotta hand holding. I distinctly remember Diana Rupp and Sandra Betzina’s books and videos giving me the cheerleading that got me through so much frustration. Here’s the deal: There’s a lot to know when it …

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