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Add an invisible zipper to a pillow cover with piping

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Add an invisible zipper to a pillow cover with piping

I love pillows that have invisible zipper closures.  When you think of an invisible zipper you usually think apparel, pants and dresses.  I love to install invisible zippers in pillow covers.  An invisible zipper closure on a pillow cover is just that, invisible, so it does not distract from the design of the pillow and it leaves all of the pillow surfaces soft and ready to snuggle, while still allowing you to remove the cover easily to wash or rotate with your seasonal home decor. Here is a short video about how to install an invisible zipper on a pillow...

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The Piping Foot

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The Piping Foot

The piping foot is sometimes also called a cording foot.  This sewing machine foot is used to attach piping to fabric.  When you look at the foot, you see a small hole in the top of the foot, where the needle passes through.  On the bottom of the foot is a groove.  The foot comes in two sizes, 1/8 inch and 1/4 inch.  The groove in the bottom of the foot corresponds with the the diameter of piping.    The needle hole falls right at the edge of the groove, so as you sew the fabric around the piping, the...

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Have you see the Baby Lock Alliance?

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Have you see the Baby Lock Alliance?

Alliance, I am in love.It all started rather innocently.  I was very happy with my sewing machines.  For a closet collector, I have done a really good job of keeping my nose to the grindstones, staying focused on work and controlling my wandering eye.  Then, in a conversation with my sister she indicated that she wanted to find a better embroidery machine.  She has, and still uses, the Singer Futura; her's is 10 years old.  Well of course I volunteered to help her out and take a look around for something of an upgrade, nothing too fancy, just better display...

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Have you ever used your hemmer foot?

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Have you ever used your hemmer foot?

Have you had a good look at your feet lately?I’m talking sewing machine feet, of course.  Most machines come with quite a few feet. Even if your machine is very basic and did not come with a hemmer foot, there are lots of options for purchasing machine feet for your sewing machine model.  Just google your sewing machine model and “sewing machine feet.”Have you ever used your hemmer feet?  They come in three sizes, 1/16, 1/8, and 1/4.  I have a hemmer foot or two, with all of my machines, I just never used them.  Instead, I would toil over...

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