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Often knowing the basics is what will make or break a sewing project. But when we are in a hurry, or perhaps want to save a few $$ it’s easy to forget those best practices. And while sewing on a regular machine is pretty straightforward, skipping a few seemingly unimportant things can really impact the result in a bad way. So I did this video with five tips that I really think is important to remember when you are sitting down to sew.
What are your sewing machine fundamentals that you noticed makes a huge difference?
Products and tools mentioned in the video
Quilting guide bar
I think the English name is a bit misleading, as this is an inexpensive, and often included, multi-purpose tool that can be used for all kinds of dressmaking, especially hemming. The Swedish name means edge ruler which I think is more fitting. Example of a quilting guide bar (Amazon affiliate link)
Edgestitch foot/stitch in the ditch foot
If your machine lacks one, get one ASAP! It is simply life changing. Here is a generic edgestitch foot (affiliate link) that works on several brands.
Good quality needles
Get the best thread
As I show in the video, using cheap, bad thread can be a disaster. So opt for a reputable brand. I like Gütermann thread, but I would love to hear if you have any other thread brands to recommend!