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From: AndreaSews
Date: 01-05-2007, 05:06 PM (1 of 10)
...and also useful as a reference for the seasoned sewing enthusiast:
Sewing Guidelines from the Home Sewing Association (
Includes techniques, vocabulary, and diagrams for all sorts of things: equipment/notions, matching body type to clothing styles, how to use bias tape, how to select fabrics, and on and on. I'm not sure, but it looks like they may have updated this site in the past few months. :up:
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: mommydionne
Date: 01-05-2007, 05:43 PM (2 of 10)
nice link Andrea, thanks!
User: mommydionne
Member since: 01-08-2004
Total posts: 838
From: Jeke
Date: 01-05-2007, 06:16 PM (3 of 10)
Great link - thanks so much. I have sewn for most of my life but it is always nice to have a quick reference.

User: Jeke
Member since: 11-10-2004
Total posts: 232
From: Bsalet
Date: 01-05-2007, 09:31 PM (4 of 10)
Hey thanks Andrea! Theres a lot of helpful information there, thanks!
User: Bsalet
Member since: 08-09-2006
Total posts: 43
From: PaulineG
Date: 01-11-2007, 03:43 AM (5 of 10)
Had a quick look at this link - some useful stuff - but then found myself stumped. What on earth is a tube turner for? I'd never heard of one before so I had to look and sure enough it was a tool used for turning tubes of fabric. Great. But why would I want to turn tubes of fabric?:nc:
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: AndreaSews
Date: 01-11-2007, 11:07 AM (6 of 10)
Think spaghetti straps.
User: AndreaSews
Member since: 02-18-2005
Total posts: 1007
From: PaulineG
Date: 01-11-2007, 08:19 PM (7 of 10)
That could be really useful. I'll have to go back and have another look. Thanks.
User: PaulineG
Member since: 09-08-2006
Total posts: 901
From: craftedbylouise
Date: 01-12-2007, 09:45 PM (8 of 10)
WOW this site is AWESOME I have been printing lots of information to put into my new "fast search info" binder that I am making to keep it in my sewing room so that I don't have to run to my computer everytime I need to know something.

I love sites that have tons of information to help me gain better skills with my embroidery machine.

THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :up: :up: :up:
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User: craftedbylouise
Member since: 12-25-2006
Total posts: 19
From: violet_blues
Date: 01-19-2007, 12:16 PM (9 of 10)
Thanks for the great link!
User: violet_blues
Member since: 11-17-2006
Total posts: 27
From: IsabelleB
Date: 01-24-2007, 09:28 AM (10 of 10)
Great link, thank you! :smile:
Sewing blog: Kitty Couture
User: IsabelleB
Member since: 10-25-2006
Total posts: 265
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