The Fabric Burn Test

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Burning a fabric swatch is a simple way to test any fabric’s fiber content. Here’s how to burn and read the ashes for 10 common fiber types.   You can usually immediately detect the presence of a synthetic in the … Continued

Understanding Sewing Machine Tension

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Many people avoid the tension dials on their sewing machines like the plague, certain they’ll only make matters worse if they make adjustments. In fact, there’s nothing mysterious about setting and adjusting thread tensions on your sewing machine, whatever its … Continued

Know someone with ADHD?

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The most-viewed TED Talk of all time is more than a decade old. This is not just a testament to its popularity at the time, but the longevity of its relevance. It’s called “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” and it has … Continued

Extreme Knitting Anyone?

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Be prepared to enter the realm of Extreme Knitting!     We all love sewing but I’m sure there are some of us who also love knitting. Right? When you think of knitting, you think of two knitting needles gently … Continued

SA Sewing Directory

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Are you looking for sewing related businesses and service providers? Have you ever heard of SA Sewing Directory? The site is a collection of over 700 (and growing) sewing related businesses from across South Africa. Businesses can be searched by … Continued