Tension, tension, tension! In the sewing world, here's nothing more feared and misunderstood than sewing machine tension. Fortunately, once you have a good, basic understanding of how a sewing machine works and particularly how it forms stitches, you'll understand there's really nothing to fear and will know exactly how to handle any problems that arise!
By far, the two most popular self-enclosed seams are the French seam and the flat-felled seam. While these two seam finishes are often confused with each other, they're actually two entirely different finishes which both look different, are made differently, and have different purposes.
In an on-going attempt to help foster the love of sewing and crafting, I've created a new destashing group on Facebook: Sewing It Up - The Great Destash. Membership for the group is $1 USD, which helps cover administrative costs and helps prevent the spam these types of groups attract.
In-case you're not familiar with the destash concept, the purpose of this group is for the selling, buying, trading, and even the giving away of sewing supplies and tools (everything from buttons to fabric to sewing machines). As sewers and crafters, we often have a tendency to accumulate a lot of supplies that we'll never use or simply want to pass on to other people in order to "destash." Through this group, sellers and buyers are able to connect on a more personable level in an environment catered specifically for sewers.
Primarily, this group is based in the United States, however both international sellers and buyers are welcome to participate!
To purchase membership, use the PayPal button at the bottom of this post. After that, simply request to join the group on Facebook. You'll be added shortly after, but it may take up to 24 hours (though it will typically only take a few hours or in most cases just minutes).
Can't wait to see you in the group!
Regardless of whether you sew or not, sewing a button is simply something everyone should know how to do. And fortunately, if you follow the methods shown here, it can be a super quick, easy, and even enjoyable experience!
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