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    Sewing Machine tips?

    Hey Yall,

    I want to improve my sewing skills...can anybody recomend a few good sewing web sites?

    Thanks!

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    This is a great site.

    http://www.geocities.com/gengvall/sew/sew.html

    I can give you a few tips of my own. Something I found that really helps is ironing the seams. If I am going to put a 1" seam on something I will fold over an inch of material and iron it. That way when I start sewing I can roll the hem by hand without the need of pinning. The crease you ironed in helps keep the hem even. I just started doing this and it helps a lot.

    Use good needles. I use the Singer brand.

    It takes time to become good at sewing. I am just now reaching the point where my sewing skills are starting to look really good, IMHO. Get some test fabric at WalMart $1 bin and pratice.

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    I also iron the seams. I think it makes the final product look better. Next time I sew I am going to pin. With some materials, it is easier.

    Other than that, go slow. Everytime I get in a hurry I mess something up. Everything I sew usually has 9' or 5' sides. It makes it easy to want to go faster.
    Is that too much to ask? Girls with frikkin' lasers on their heads?
    The hanger formly known as "hammock engineer".

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