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Beginner's Guide: Rotary Cutters vs Fabric Scissors

Beginner's Guide

Beginner's Guide: Rotary Cutters vs Fabric Scissors

Whilst fabric scissors have always been an essential item in any home-sewer's kit, the rising popularity of rotary cutters has seen many people contemplating the switch. Rotary cutters (as seen, for example, in the Great British Sewing Bee) appear to be much faster for cutting your fabric, however do require more practice to cut accurately. That, coupled with the additional costs using a rotary cutter requires, may put people off ditching their trusty scissors. But what really is the best tool for cutting out your pattern pieces? We've compiled a list of the pros and cons of both rotary cutters and scissors to help people...

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Beginner's Guide: Basic Machine Stitches

Beginner's Guide

Beginner's Guide: Basic Machine Stitches

Starting on a machine? With the sheer amount of features and options available on even the most standard of sewing machines it can be hard knowing where to begin, so we've put together a short guide to the most basic - and versatile - machine stitches that are key to the construction and finishing of garments. We've also included ideas on how to alter the features of each stitch in order to get the most out of your machine! Straight Stitch If you’ve sewed using a machine before, you’ve likely come across a straight stitch - its the most basic stitch used...

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