What Is a Flange in Sewing?

Answer A flange is a decorative flap of material added to the body of the sewing project. It is most often used to add extra length and width to a decorative sofa or bed pillow, but a flange can be applie... Read More »

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I need to replace my toilet flange. how do you get a glued on flange off without damaging the actual pipe?

you can't cut the pipe back use a cuppler and come off of thatThere is a tool that will cut the old flange off that will not damage the pipe. It is brand new to the market and is available through ... Read More »

What sewing needle should I use on the sewing machine with 100 percent polyester?

When sewing 100 percent woven polyester fabric, use a universal-type needle in a size appropriate for the weight of your fabric. When sewing on a 100 percent polyester knit fabric, use a ballpoint... Read More »

Why is my sewing machine not sewing the buttonholes properly?

EDITED TO ADD:Wow, that is a wonderful example of a buttonhole that needs to be balanced! The procedure is in the manual, called "adjusting the buttonhole". If you have misplaced the manual, yo... Read More »

Can you use hand sewing needles on sewing machines?

You cannot use hand sewing needles on sewing machines. Sewing machine needle eyes are in the pointed end while hand sewing needle eyes are in the blunt end. Also, hand needles have a consistent dia... Read More »