Rouleau Straps With A Loop Turner

Rouleau Straps With A Loop Turner

Here's a quick run down on using a loop turner to create Rouleau straps. 

Rouleau straps can be used for a variety of projects, including (unsurprisingly!) spaghetti straps, loops and ties to name a few. 

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More Hemming! Using Horsehair Braid.

More Hemming! Using Horsehair Braid.

If you're wanting a hem to have structure and volume then why not try horsehair braid. Read on to find out how to insert it into your garments.
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Hand Stitching A Hem - Blind Catch Stitch

Hand Stitching A Hem - Blind Catch Stitch

For those of you who prefer to hem by hand read on to find out how to sew a blind catch stitch.
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Pattern Matching

Pattern Matching

Pattern matching shows real attention to detail and is totally worth it for those special fabrics (or just those people who pay attention to details!).

Here’s a quick run down on how to pattern match. 

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Using Ban-Rol For Narrow Hemming

Using Ban-Rol For Narrow Hemming

Ban-Rol is a great product to use for hemming shifty, fine or sheer fabrics. Read on to find out how.
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Narrow Hemming

Narrow Hemming

This is my favourite method for narrow hemming. I love it as no pinning is needed and it can be completed in 4 easy steps.
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Self-Covered Buttons

Self-Covered Buttons

Here’s a quick ‘how to’ on creating your own self-covering buttons. A great way to make sure your buttons match your project perfectly.
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Meet Becky!

Meet Becky!

Meet our resident expert Becky who will be adding valuable tips and advice to our Tips on Tuesday blogs (from next week!).

Meet Becky... 

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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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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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