Tips On Tuesday - Joining Piping.

Tips On Tuesday - Joining Piping.

Here’s a quick ‘how to’ join piping in a round. Perfect for adding piping to cushions or necklines or armholes.
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A Fast and Easy Bandanna for your Favourite Four-Legged Friend!

A Fast and Easy Bandanna for your Favourite Four-Legged Friend!

Did you know that February 20th is National Love Your Pet Day. In honour of all the pets we've ever loved, we thought we'd share a quick how-to for making a reversible tie-on bandanna for your dog. This is a fast and simple project, and great for using up fabric ends or off-cuts.
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Specialist Pins And When To Use Them - Part 1

Specialist Pins And When To Use Them - Part 1

As the pin selection has grown at Sewing Gem it was time to do a quick run-down on choosing the right pin for the job.
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Odicoat!

Odicoat!

Here you’ll find a few tips on using Odicoat, from applying to sewing.  Read here for more information on project placemat.
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Dyeing Fabric - A Fun Project!

Dyeing Fabric - A Fun Project!

Need the perfect coloured fabric, but can’t find it anywhere. Perhaps consider dying your fabric. Here’s a run down of a quick dye project...
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Attachments for the Prym Vario Pliers

Attachments for the Prym Vario Pliers

Here's a quick run down on how to use the Prym Vario Pliers to attach eyelets.
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The Sewing Gem Christmas Gift Guide

The Sewing Gem Christmas Gift Guide

If you need present ideas for a sewer in your life then we have you covered. Take a look at our Christmas gift guide...
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Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings

Here's a quick how to make Christmas stockings. Make one as a decoration for the tree or twenty-four and use them as an advent calendar. Enlarge the pattern and make a stocking for Santa to fill.
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Tips On Tuesday - How To Use Carbon Paper

Tips On Tuesday - How To Use Carbon Paper

We thought we'd give a quick 'how to' on using carbon paper and a tracing wheel as a method of transferring pattern markings. There's a few things to consider when it comes to deciding if this is the best method for your project.
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Tips on Tuesday - Sewing Bust Darts

Tips on Tuesday - Sewing Bust Darts

A few tips for sewing all darts, but particularly bust darts and avoiding the Madonna look!
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Tips For Working With Stretch Fabrics

Tips For Working With Stretch Fabrics

A few tips for sewing, hemming and assessing the stretch percentage of knit fabrics.
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How To Shorten An Invisible Zipper

How To Shorten An Invisible Zipper

I love invisible zippers - I find them quick and easy to insert. They can also be shortened, which means as long as your zipper is longer (rather than shorter) that you need it will work for your project. Perhaps this is a good way of using up extra long zippers that you are wondering if you'll ever need.
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