How to: Sewing Elastic Made Easy?

Answer Seamstresses commonly use elastic in the waistbands of pants, shorts and skirts. You can create a casing for the elastic by turning down the top edge of a garment and sewing a wide seam that leaves... Read More »

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How to Make Cheap & Easy Slipcovers Without Sewing?

Make a custom slipcover for a chair or couch without spending much money or sewing a single stitch. Slipcovers offer a layer of protection against day-to-day grime, spills and pet hair, and protect... Read More »

What are sewing needles made of?

Originally, sewing needles were made of bone in Central Asian and Western Europe. During the 20th century, manufacturers began making sewing needles two at a time, from steel wire coils. Gold- or b... Read More »

How is sewing thread made?

Thread is essential for a sewing project, of course, but not many crafters probably think about how sewing thread is made. Spools of thread result from twisting together several strands of fiber.Wh... Read More »

What is sewing machine oil made from?

Oils formulated for sewing machines are usually petroleum-based. It is a "light" oil, much less thick than heavier "3-in-1" type oil that is found in many households for tasks such as oiling hinges... Read More »