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Sewing is simply the stitching and joining of pliable materials, such as cloth, various fabrics, leather, etc. using needle and thread. Sewing can be done by hand or by machines. Questions in this topic also include types of stitches, patterns, and how to do them.
There are 108 double stitches on a baseball (which some people call 216 stitches). The first and last stitches are completely hidden. They are sewn by hand, using 88 inches of waxed red thread.
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A baseball has 108 double stitches.
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Lose weight: eat fewer calories and burn more through exercise.There's really no way to just lose weight in certain places.
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there are different sizes and colors
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Answer Check out: http://www.discovery.com/area/skinnyon/skinnyon970326/skinny1.html It says there are 108 stitching holes. So I think that mean half the amount of stitches: 54. Answer According to the Rawlings Sporting Goods website (FanZone link) their are 108 stitches. The site sta…
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Answer A really intelligent company would want to "keep" you and help you to get a Patent for your wonderful invention? You did get a U.S. patent for it, right??? Patent the machine first. Although, many many US companies have a contract that anything you invent while working for them, belon…
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Licensing an Art Design or PatternThe first step in protecting your art design or pattern is to protect it through a copyright or trademark. Visit www.copyright.gov for complete details. Next, visit an attorney and have them draft up a license agreement that you can use with third parties. Another o…
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You Can Go To argos when they are on sale for example now until the 31st august 2011 and you can go to charity shops they usually have sewing machines which are cheap
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Vendo was a major manufacturer of soda and candy machines. The Vendo model A23B5K Coca Cola machines are extremely collectable, selling for around 2,500 to 3,200 dollars, depending on condition.
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Answer im sure someone in the world knows how. but i can offer an alternative. instead of taking fabric off of the shirt, you could try adding fabric to make the neckhole smaller. i dont know how it will look on the shirt you want to shrink. but im sure you have seen those t shirts that look like…
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Hand sewing is an art form that is over 20,000 years old. The first sewing needles were made of bones or animal horns and the first thread was made of animal sinew. Iron needles were invented in the 14th century. The first eyed needles appeared in the 15th century. The first possible patent conne…
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Making a Worry Dollmake a doll whose face expression should be looking like cute with having attention for anything or matter or person.....................
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One MethodRip out the inside and outside seams until you get above the knee area. For straight-leg pants, mark new seams to be the same width as the leg near the knee area. For a tighter cuff, mark the cuffs to be a little thinner than the knee area and then mark new seams between your cuff marks an…
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Answer It sounds like you may have Bell's Palsy, a condition where half of your face suffers paralysis from trauma to a facial nerve. This condition is normally temporary, but I suggest you see your doctor anyway. I added an informational link below.
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Muscle Shirt With siccors. You know what one looks like just cut a t shirt to look like one. Or whatever you want to make look like one. If you already have or purchased a muscle shirt, try to make a pattern from it. Designing and creating a pattern is a very special skill due to the form of eac…
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Making Helmets without Troubles I assume by trouble, you mean with licensing restrictions and rules for specific football teams, perhaps college or NFL teams? I also assume you want to make the helmets and sell them. A way to get around licensing regulations is to make the helmets general and…
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Learning to Sew Here are answers and opinions from FAQ Farmers: Yes it is good to go to different websites but my opinion with starting is to go for hands on classes to learn the finer details which is very important. Your preparation with anything is the good end result of your final product.…
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Use the sme color string as the other buttons. Now, look at the other buttons on the shirt, are the dtrings inside the button holes cris-crossed like an x, or are they straightup and down like two parallel lines? Follow that pattern, but start underneath the button so the extra string doesn't show i…
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Best Sewing Machines for Beginners Hi, Here are the things I would look for: Purchase the machine where they HAVE warrantee service on site. Purchase a brand name such as Janome, Bernina etc. It is better to buy a low end, high quality machine than to purchase a low priced no name product no mat…
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Universal 10/70 for Machine I assume that you are speaking of a sewing machine needle size. Sewing with cotton etc., you can use the universal 10/70 for most projects. Remember to change the needle often for best results. ADDITIONAL ANSWER: Needles, thread and fabric are project specific. If yo…
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Universal 10/70 A universal 10/70 is just fine. Kate ADDITIONAL ANSWER: Needles, thread and fabric are project specific. If you are using a light weight fabric a 70/10 Universal needle should work nicely. However, if you're sewing with denim then you would need a "denim needle" or a universal 9…
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Answer A seam gauge is a small ruler that has an adjustable flange (or marker) so someone can keep a hem or seam even while pinning and/or sewing. It is used by sliding the marker (flange) to a spot marked with the seam number you want to sew and then sliding it along your fabric to make creases …
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Patching up those jeans It really depends on the size of the tear. There are patches made out of denim which may be ironed on that are easily found. You could also make your own cute patch out of a favorite fabric, back it with heat and bond "light", iron it on the outside of the jeans then sew a…
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Answer Hand basting is just a stitch that holds a project together prior to permanent sewing. Just take longer stitches and make certain that they can be removed easily. I wanted to add that hand basting has got to be the easiest stitch there is. Depending on the project, each stitch is usuall…
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Answer Hi, Check any stores that carry fabric for their pattern catalogues. You can also find older style patterns on-line, just type in "patterns" to find just about anything you are looking for. Have fun, Kate www.simplicity.com Simplicity 4055 www.mccall.com McCalls 5647, 5444, 5155 Check…
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The most basic and frequent stitches used are the single needle stitch, the overlock stitch and the cover stitch. In my sewing, I most often use the prick stitch, whip stitch, and running stitch.
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There are books available through sewing centers or sewing catalogs on line. Some of the books are very inexpensive. Also check your local library. They are an excellent source of information. You also didn't state whether you were speaking of machine stitches or hand stitches. Either way, give your…
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Fabric Marking Pens Some say the air solible pens are the best, unless you live in an especially humid area or gets lots of rain. Then the marks can disappear very quickly; even while you're working. Some people still prefer chalk pencils. ANSWER: The answer depends on the project and the fabri…
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Sewing a Shank Button The shank is a great button. It relieves stress from the garment and makes buttoning easier. I would place a small piece of fabric on the inside of the garment in the area that the button will be sewn. The weight of the garment and the button will determine the weight of the…
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Making a Skirt Waist Bigger Sometimes these questions don't give you enough information but if my answer doesn't help, please submit it again. Once a garment is made it is very unlikely that you can make the waist larger, BUT................Idea #1,if there is a button and a zipper in the garment, y…
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A serger is a sewing machine that sews and cuts the fabric at the same time. This makes for a neater seam. It is used a lot in professional sewing. Check out the inside seam on most store bought clothes and you will see that there is no extra fabric on the seam. A serger machine is used to trim the…
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For hand bath towels you can change them out every 4 days unless they get dirty before then and for kitchen towels, I like to change mine out everyday to ever other day:) It just really depends on the person. I hope that this helps:)It also depends on what kind of towel rack or towel ladder these to…
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There is one fact that gets overlooked often. Make certain that your bobbins are the exact ones recommended for your machine. Many look similiar, but if they are off even slightly in depth, they will not work. Also, make certain your bobbin in locked into position in it's case and the thread is comi…
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Stiches on a Baseball 108 stitches in total but, only 106 visible.
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Cloth is a "type" of material. Material is like metal, plastic, rubber, wood, glass, etc.
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How to thread a sewing machine Place the presser foot in the upward position.Place a spool of thread on the spool holder.Traveling from the spool holder, across the top of the machine, look for a minimum of one thread guide.Insert the thread in the thread guide(s). Now look for a tension mechanism.…
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The first sewing machine was made by Thomas Saint in 1790 for sewing leather and canvas.
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take a needle and a thread and put the thread through the hole (also known as the 'eye') in the needle. Tie a knot at the end of the thread and put the needle through the material and pull until the knot gets to the material. put it back through the material and pull. keep on repeating these instruc…
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Answer Make a loop, pull it through, repeat. I learned with a rhyme. In through the front door, once around the back, peek through the window and on jumps Jack. a little young, but hey, it worked. Its hard to learn without watching someone knit. You need: ball of yarn large sized knitting nee…
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First Velcro was made out of cotton by George De Mestral, although this cotton wasn't as strong as De Mestral had thought it to be. Today Velcro is made of various materials ranging from Nylon and pollyester to stainless steel and Synthetic fibers! The EXTREME Velcro (stainless steel and synthetic f…
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Answer Cross stitch patterns are usually grids that show the placement and color of the stitch. If you make 5 stitches per nch, your work will be very large. If you use the same pattern, on 10 stitches per inch, it will be smaller. The more stitches per inch you use, the smaller your picture will…
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Whilst there have been many variations of the sewing machine through the years, credit is generally given to Elias Howe. Elias Howe was employed in a machinist's shop, where he had the opportunity to experiment with inventing a sewing machine. He successfully demonstrated his first sewing machine in…
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As the traditional textiles of Japan were made primarily for personal attire, what we know today as the kimono determined not only the construction of the weaves and the patterning of the fabric but also the width of the cloth itself. A single bolt, or "tan", of cloth measures approximately 9 meters…
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george De mestral was 41 when he invented the velcro
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Hi,I was about to ask the same question. Have you received any answers?Anne
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Answer In creating a flower girl, or beauty pageant dress, you create a very large bow that hangs down the back like a bustle. The bow can include flowers, and can be tied separately from the waist sash, or as part of it. For a wedding dress, the bustle sash can be gathered up as part of th…
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Answer Your best bet would be to visit the Husqvarna update site. This update is available to all registered Husqvarna Viking Designer SE owners. You need the Designer SE 3D Embroidery Software CD, (3D Quickfont, 3D Organizer, Computer Connection) which came with your Husqvarna Viking Designer S…
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single stitch, running stitch, cover and over lock stitch!!!!!!!:) :¬)
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I would also love a copy of the manual if possible! AnswerNot sure if you still need it or not. I have the manual to this machine and can thread it with no problem. It is a great machine. If you would like I can scan the parts of the manual that you need. Let me know.I have a Kenmore 148.12071. It h…
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depending on how much hair you are going to be putting in should depend on how many braids you will be doing. If you intend on your entire head being covered in hair extentions you should braid your entire haid in a circlar shape. If not the just a few rows with about an inch in between each row sho…
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It depends on what kind of stitch you're talking about: Sewing stitch: A single complete movement of a threaded needle in sewing. Stitching holds two fabrics together Medical stitch: A single complete movementin medical suturing. A stitch holds skin together. Pain stitch: A sudden sharp pain, …
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They add gas in the air just like microwaves
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Cotton doesnt come from one specific country. It comes from all over the world. Sertain brands come from different places.
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There are many ways http://www.scrapfriends.us/articles/alter_flower.html http://entrepinoys.blogspot.com/2007/08/how-to-make-fabric-flower.html http://mollychicken.blogs.com/my_weblog/2005/07/fabric_flower_t.html http://www.masterstech-home.com/The_Sewing_Room/Crafts/FOREVER_FLOWERS_folder/ForeverF…
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There have been a large number of cosmetic improvements, such as; it has changed by it has a cover and a drawer, but the major change was changing from manual power, with a crank of foot pedal to electric power.
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Answer Madras Patchwork fabric is fabric made of patches of Madras plaid fabric. Madras plaid fabric is pure cotton fabric woven in the city of Madras,India, and is known for its bleeding qualities and softness making it ideal wear for summers. The patchwork madras fabric is patch-work stit…
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Cotton has been discovered in the earliest human dwellings, so we can be sure it has been around since prehistoric times. No one knows for sure the origin.
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In 1846, the idea of the sewing machine was new. The first patents for such a machine had been granted in England in 1775. People improved it through the years, but the original in 1775. Whilst there have been many variations of the sewing machine through the years, credit is generally given to…
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Answer Because of the popularity of these machines and the excellent quality, many are still in use today. The value to collectors will depend entirely on how well the machine has been maintained, and what accessories you have. From what I have seen, no one is paying much more than $100 for the…
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Walter Hunt, an American inventor, patented a design that served as the basis for the modern safety pins in 1849.Probably, the ancient Egyptians, but the modern one was invented by Walter Hunt. Walter Hunt received US patent #6,281 on April 10, 1849 for a Dress-Pin. The safety pin was one of the ma…
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This question cannot be answered. It is the thickness of the thread that matters, not the length.
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You can buy patterns in fabric stores (or fabric departments of department stores), buy fabric and cut it to fit the patterns, then sew the cut fabric together. If you don't know how to operate a sewing machine... ask someone to show you how, and PRACTICE before you spend a lot of money on dress mat…
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Answer According to Ian's shoelace site, you don't need a tool. There are many ways of fastening aglets, for plastic, you simply wrap, and melt. For more info, see the link I have provided.
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Oh my word ask something little kids can understand!
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A sequin is a shiny, sparkly circle thingy with a hole through the center so you can sew with it. You can also glue it to something.Sparkly things
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you do it buy going our and buying it then doing something:)
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Adhesives There are several brands of glue that are specifically formulated for bonding rhinestones to fabric. Some of the more common brand names are Beacon Gem-Tac, E6000, and Aleene's Jewel-It. Other fabric glues that work are Beacon Fabri-Tac, Bond Fabric Glue Washable, Aleene's Flexible Strecha…
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filigree I believe it is called filigree. There is also an embroidery technique in which metallic threads are sewn to the fabric with a contrasting color thread, called Or nue.
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Needles were used for sewing.They were an important tool used by women, because before the industrial revolution that started in the 1700s, all clothing was sewn by hand, mostly by women. Almost everything made of silk, wool, cotton and other fabrics had to be sewn by hand.Larger sized needles were …
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A seam gauge is a small ruler that has an adjustable flange (or marker) so someone can keep a hem or seam even while pinning and/or sewing. It is used by sliding the marker (flange) to a spot marked with the seam number you want to sew and then sliding it along your fabric to make creases (iron), or…
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in 1846 Elias Howe invented the sewing machine (modern)
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Whilst there have been many variations of the sewing machine through the years, credit is generally given to Elias Howe. Elias Howe was employed in a machinist's shop, where he had the opportunity to experiment with inventing a sewing machine. He successfully demonstrated his first sewing machine in…
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Novelty Prints on Fabric Novelty fabrics are fabrics with a theme of some sort. Pets, holidays, toys, and sports are just a few of the numerous motifs printed on fabric. This type of fabric became popular during the last quarter of the 19th century . At this time they were called conversation pr…
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Walter Hunt was the first American to build a working sewing machine, but he didn't patent his invention. He did not want to cause seamstresses to loose their jobs. Elias Howe invented the first Automatic Sewing Machine. Howe obtained the first patent for the machine. Howe worked for Ari Davis and…
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4 metals are not magnetic 1. Aluminium 2. Gold 3. Copper 4. Brass these metals can only be magnetised by very scientific work which i cannot understand5. don't forget silver...
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The sewing needle was developed back in the stone age, nobody knows who came up with the idea.
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I have a Victor Talking Machine Model VV-xiv -69385e I would like to know the value
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Twill is fabric that has a diagonal pattern. It is actually woven in such a way as to create diagonal "ribs" in the fabric itself (not just colored diagonal lines). Think of cordoroy - that is a fabric with a vertical (up and down) pattern woven into it. Twill is diagonal weaving. If a twill fabric …
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this is a form of needlework. Material is laid over another and secured by stitching and this creates designs. Patchwork quilts and fashion accessories can be created in this way. A modern example may be patterns created by embroidery machines, anyone can use the final product
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A seamstress is a person that makes, repairs, and does alterations to clothing.
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Antoine Lavoisier was the one who made carefully controlled experiments using measurements.I'm sure of this matter. Haha,hope this help a little for those students just like me especially the TRIZALIANS 2010-2011. Guess me? _08
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Average yards of fabric needed to upholster a couch are: Love Seat 11 yards, 72 inch Sofa 13 yards, 90 inch Sofa 14 yards. You always want to get a little more than you think you'll need just to be safe.
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Using an embroidery hoop to secure the fabric, one can make a simple canopy drape to hang over a twin size bed with about six yards of fabric. To make a fuller, more elaborate canopy for a queen or king size bed can take as much as 24 yards of fabric.
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Shell fabric is the outer layer of an insulated item of clothing. It is ideal for outdoor wear as shell fabric is generally windproof and waterproof.
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hand wheel, needle, carrying handle, reverse stitch, robbin hold
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There is an excellent pattern for the experienced sewer in Folkwear Pattern #135 in the link I have provided. See also the Butterick pants and tunic pages choose from the many fine patterns available. None of the patterns I have found so far have the matching scarf, but there are many scarf patte…
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People have had to rip out stitching, I am sure, for as long as they have been sewing. Needles, scissors another implements can be used, but the easiest is the kind that has a sharp, forked end that can be placed under the stitch.
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The most forward button, on each side of the front, goes directly above the front crease. Makes the crease stand out a bit, and the trousers to hang nicely. There is some controversy, created entirely by me, over the next one. The official version says 3.5 inches aft of the more forward one. I don'…
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There are many different types of hand stitching used in sewing such as tacking, blanket stitch and hemstitch. Other types of hand stitches include chain stitch, cross-stitch, darning stitch, embroidery stitch and a running stitch.
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Answer First you take some sort of thread, whether it be wool, silk, cotton, or nylon (acrylic), then you weave it. In weaving, you stretch a bunch of threads up and down, (they are called warp threads) Then you take another piece of thread and weave it under and over the warp threads and you …
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The gusset is designed to give extra "give" in a garment that fits too tight. To do this, open the seam where you need to have extra room. A gusset is a piece of material that is shaped like a double triangle (or diamond) and is made from the same material as the pants. You cut a gusset from the fo…
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1yd = 3ft so 3yd = 9ft* * * * *1 yard = 3 feet, 1 foot = 12 inches so 1 yard = 3*12 = 36 inches.
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