September 2, 2017

NATIONAL SEWING MONTH - DAY 2...

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SEWING TIP OF THE DAY
(Maybe you've heard this, but just in case you haven't) 

SLEEVE TIP - LET THE FEED DOGS DO THE WORK:
When inserting a one piece sleeve, sew the sleeve in flat after sewing the shoulder seam - and before sewing the side seam.  Place the sleeve on the bottom next to the feed dogs.  The feed dogs will actually work to ease in extra fullness for you.  Let the feed dogs do the work for you.

9 comments:

  1. That gif is my favorite! :D I love this tip too; it makes such a difference when putting sleeves in. Ok, unrelated question. On your blog you are Faye, but I know that a lot of the SMT ladies call you Linda. Which do you prefer? I want to call you what you want to be called; that's something I'm always thinking of being an Elizabeth who sometimes (against my wishes) gets called Liz.

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    1. I love the dancing pattern too Elizabeth and think it's way cool!

      As for my name(s) it's actually Linda Faye. You can call me by either name - just call me (lol)! Linda is most used in my professional arena and sometimes by my Mom. Alethia sometimes calls me Linda. Faye is used most by those who love me dearly. I am most known in cyberland as Faye or Fayedoll. Fayedoll is a term of endearment given to me by my Great-Grandfather and remains my nickname. (We all have nicknames in my family.) Faye or Fayedoll is very personal to me, so when I hear either, I know I'm being summoned by someone who knows me very well. My blog is a very personal place to me so I decided to give it the name "Faye's..." although I've often wished I had named it something more trendy.

      I understand you not wanting to be called Liz - after all it's not your name. The thing that's like fingernails on a chalkboard to me is when people address me as "Ms." I'd rather be called "Ms." by only
      my students or fellow teachers. But, I do recognize that people call me that out of respect so I don't ever say anything about it; because how do you tell people not to respect you? Silly I know.

      I'm wordy...what can I say (lol).

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    2. Ha! I think we all have strong opinions about those things! I know the couple of times I've been called by my family nickname by someone outside of my family (Biz, a name born out of associations with both my Grandmothers plus one of my Great Grandmothers), I've been shocked, like, you have not earned the right to call me that! :D I will stick with Faye then since I've met you here, and I'm very grateful for your writing and how you engage in the sewing community!

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  2. CUTE!! Thanks "SEW much! HNSM to you,also!

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    1. You are welcome so much!
      Now you have me stumped with "HNSM"? I can usually figure acronyms out but not this one.

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  3. Good to know, because I do the opposite, haven't had problems, however will try this next time. Thank you Ms. Faye!

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  4. I always use the feed dogs to help me ease in princess seams. Always let the feed dogs do the work.

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    1. It's like a magical sewing technique. Keeps me from fight with sleeve puckers.

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