How do you clean a sewing needle? These options were suggested: Sewer’s Aid: “If you put a drop on your needle before sewing through fusible it even prevents…

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Yarn Weight US Needle Size Knitting Stitches Per Inch, in Stockinette Stitch Light worsted or DK (double-knitting) 5–7 5–5 1/2 Medium- or worsted-weight, afghan, Aran 7–9 4–5 Bulky…

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A cut that has been closed with stitches will start to heal within 48 hours with new skin starting to grow in two to three days. Showering without…

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It mainly depends on what’s your purpose on sewing. If you want to make a garment from scratch, you might want to learn to hand-sew first because you…

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Using the tweezers, pull gently up on each knot. Slip the scissors into the loop, and snip the stitch. Gently tug on the thread until the suture slips…

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The best yarn for afghans is soft, inexpensive, and washes well. Acrylic yarn will do the job. Check the yardage of the acrylic yarn you’re looking to buy…

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Knits come in the same variety of fiber contents as woven: 100% cotton, 100% polyester, cotton/polyester blends, cotton/spandex blends, wool, nylon, rayon, etc. I’m personally quite fond of…

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Curly maple figuring is similar to quilted maple, but curl is a primarily horizontal pattern perpendicular to the wood grain. Unlike quilted maple, curly maple is most pronounced…

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How do you seal embroidered clothes? Place your embroidery face down on your ironing board. Center your Heat N Bond, paper side up, on the back of your…

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Braided elastic is best used inside of casings. Knit elastic is a soft, lightweight elastic that can be used directly against the skin. It does not narrow when…

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