• Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In episode 7, you’ll learn about the Rolled Edge. We’ll show you how to do a wide a narrow rolled edge using a 3 thread stitch. You’ll also learn about a narrow 2 thread rolled hem using a converter/spreader. A rolled hem is a great decorative feature and can be created using all purpose…

  • Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In episode 6, we’ll learn how to serge curves and corners on your overlock machine, as well as how to maneuver small circles and cuffs. They can be a little tricky at first, but with a few tips and some practice, you’ll be a pro in no time. If you find your fabric is…

  • Welcome back to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In episode 3, we’ll teach you how to thread a basic overlock machine. Generally, all sergers have the same basic parts, but depending on your brand, your threading system may be set up a little differently. Follow along as we thread the upper looper, lower looper, and both needles. Stay tuned for episode 4!…

  • Welcome to our Beginner’s Guide to Serging! In this series we go everything you need to know about Overlock machines. We’ll teach you about the parts, the tools, and the stitches, as well as how to thread your machine quickly and efficiently. Join us in learning all there is to know about these wonderful machines. Watch episode 2. We’ll learn all about…

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    Elna Lotus Giveaway!

    by Jeremy K. February 3, 2016

    To enter this giveaway, simply login below. Then you have 4 ways to enter the contest: #1 Join our Sewing Parts Online Mailing List #2 Follow us @sewingparts on twitter #3 tweet about the giveaway #4 leave a blog post comment below. You have to click the buttons in the box below for your entry to count! a Rafflecopter giveaway Elna Lotus…

  • Welcome back to our Sewing Mini’s Series! In this episode, we learn how to sew a micro-sized paper piecing project from the collection of Carol Doak. This “Cat in Pumpkin” project measures only 3×3 inches when it’s finished, making it a perfect fall afternoon craft. This is a great project for hand sewing in your favorite lounge chair or for quickly whipping…

  • Welcome back to another Sewing Mini! Today we learn how to quickly attach facing to a v-neckline. Facing gives your neckline structure and stability. It prevents the neckline from stretching out of shape and keeps the neckline flat on your chest. In this tutorial, I attach fusible interfacing to my facing fabric. I’ve heard other sewers skip this step depending on their…

  • Struggling to sew set in sleeves? Or maybe the horror stories have kept your from even attempting a set in sleeve? You’re not alone; set in sleeves can be intimidating and down right confusing. That’s why we’ve created this quick video with tips and tricks to help you successfully attach a set in sleeve. We’ll talk about the important markings, the purpose…

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