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Basic Textiles & Patterns

The easiest and least expensive fabric for beginners to work with is a plain weave fabric made of cotton fiber. To be clear, cotton is not a fabric. Cotton is

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Needles, Thread & Bobbins

Using the correct needle, thread and bobbin when sewing is very important in producing quality stitches for your projects. In this section I’ll discuss the basics of these three components,

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Sewing Machine Orientation

Of course, you will need a sewing machine. If you are a beginner, it’s my recommendation that you not spend a lot of money on a machine. I recommend this

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Sewing Tools & Supplies

There are some basic tools and supplies you will need to get started. The full list of supplies and tools can be downloaded, please check the bottom of the page

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Robert Joseph

sewing guru

With over 30 years of professional experience I’m excited to share my knowledge with you!

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