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How to Make a Book Cover for National Book Lovers Day

How to Make a Book Cover for National Book Lovers Day

In this tutorial we are going to go over on how to make a book cover. You can either watch the video above or follow cut up blog version below! First thing that we’ll do is to iron on the stabilizer to the fabrics. Once that is done you’ll add a soft back which is fusible, and we are going to fuse that together. Next part, you have to cut white strips, different widths and not different lengths. All 6 inches and then you've got different colors. The instructions say red, but we did a variety because it’s more fun....
by Nicholas Myers on August 09, 2021
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Basic Baby Lock Maintenance

Basic Baby Lock Maintenance

In this blog post we are going to go over some of the basic issues and problems that come up when servicing the machines.  Baby Lock Zest Basic Maintenance To start we have the basic threading on the Zest one of our sewing machines. You’ll take the thread from the spool stand and turn the hand wheel towards yourself so that the take up lever is at its highest point. Then you’ll take the thread through the thread guide, next to the take up lever that looks like a hook and make sure the presser foot is up using the...
by Nicholas Myers on June 16, 2021
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Multi Needle Mandala Tutorial

Multi Needle Mandala Tutorial

Today, we are going to do a demo on our ten needle The Venture. We are using a mandala design and we like these because of all of the different colors, and the beautiful thing about the multi needle is that you don’t have change your colors more than once. In this tutorial we are going to go over how to change that thread really easily and how the machine tells you what to do and does it all by itself. On the screen you can see there is pink in spool 1, teal on 2, lime green on 3,...
by Nicholas Myers on June 02, 2021
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Intro to the Baby Lock Vibrant

Intro to the Baby Lock Vibrant

  The Baby Lock Vibrant is our introductory serger and a part of our genuine collection and we are going to show you how to set up for a four thread overlock. To get started you'll see this is a manual threading serger, which means we will show you exactly how to thread your upper looper, lower looper, left needle and right needle.  Bring our thread from the back of the machine we will loop it through the scope, and slide it underneath this metal pretension. Once it has slid in bring down the rest of the thread to your thigh,...
by Nicholas Myers on April 01, 2021
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Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine

Getting To Know Your Sewing Machine

In this blog post we are going to go over the basics of your sewing machine and get you more familiar with it.  The first thing we are going to do is take our thread and thread the machine. You can place the thread spool on the spool pin and you'll take the thread through the number 1 guideDown through the number 2 guide that looks like a plastic hook.  Then take the thread up and around to the top again to the take up lever which is point number 3. The thread slides right into the little metal contraption. Then...
by Nicholas Myers on March 04, 2021
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How to make Free Standing Lace Stained Glass Embroidery

How to make Free Standing Lace Stained Glass Embroidery

For this project we are pulling from Anita Good Design and it is from her Express Line. This is a great project for someone just beginning because you have no thread changes. The most difficult part about this project is cutting your material. In our example we used tule in the instructions it recommends organza which is finer, a closer weave, and silkier.  The hoop we are using is the DIME Magnetic Hoop which is loved by Shirlene and it makes it easy for her to hoop! The new product we have in the store is the Kimberbell Wash Away...
by Nicholas Myers on February 11, 2021
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