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{Sewing Tips and Tricks} Lesson 3 of 3

Here it is, slightly later than I had hoped but {Here it is}.  

Drum roll please...

Lesson 3 of the 3 part series which was designed to help you get off on the Right Foot, 
sewing foot that is, to sewing successfully.

In this post we'll be discussing proper tension with sewing and troubleshooting tips.  These two things play a big role in your sewing success. 

There are {3} Videos, all shot from the same sitting, but I've broken them down for you.  
Below each video is a review of what was discussed. 




{Sewing with Proper Tension}

This project used:
 #12 universal Needle
All Purpose Thread
A Scrap of Broadcloth Fabric


O.k., so obviously looking back at the video we all know the word [Consistently] is a real word and I did not just invent it but I tell you, in the moment it didn't sound right.  Ha!   It's like when you type a word and it doesn't look right but it's right...that was me...putting a big L on my forehead. 

[Let's Review]
1.  The Thinner the Fabric, the higher the number on your Tension dial so you see consistent stitching on 
both sides of your fabric.
2.  Also, view this video for a review of my opinion on metal bobbins and their importance in sewing.



{Sewing without the Thread Arm Threaded}
Trouble Shooting tip #1


[Let's Review]
It could happen to you, or has happened, so when your bottom thread appears like so in this video, know the first place to look for troubleshooting. 



{Tension Dial Troubleshooting}
Trouble Shooting tip #2
This, by far, will be one of the best tips you'll learn about your machine.  I learned this from the Man that once 
serviced my machine.
PS: he hasn't seen me, or my machine in over 2 years.



[Let's Review]
The tension discs that move when you adjust your tension dial is the main culprit of clogging the inside of your machine.  So, make sure when you thread, and de-thread, your machine you have your tension dial at 0.



Thank you so much for following along.  I sure hope these tips have helped you and if you've been trying to sew, and my tips have helped you, please (Please) share your success with me.  It brings me so much joy to hear from you. 

To Visit Lesson 1 of 3, click here
To Visit Lesson 2 of 3, click here

Also, as mentioned towards the end of the 3rd video, I'll be offering, in the coming weeks, a Handmade Tutorial Round Up of Tutorials I've found online, and deem as Handmade by Hilani approved for beginning sewers.  I find details and pictures are so important for those starting out. 

And because I love Free Stuff, especially Fabric, here's a fun Giveaway for you, enter via the Rafflecopter below for this Awesome Sisboom fabric.


Measures @: 12x44

Measures @: 14.5x60

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24 comments:

  1. I loved your tips! I never had a CLUE as to what the tension should be at, or what that was even for! So thank you for showing me, and teaching me that consistenly is in fact a word ;) !! {that is why you are my friend, you just rock my socks girl} I loved your little laugh HA! Great video- perfect tips!

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    1. Ha, Ha!! I just crack myself up sometimes! :) Thanks girl for watching, commenting and being so supportive! You rock my socks!

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  2. This is awesome ... I want to sew. I have a sewing machine. I can kind of go in a straight line. This whole tension thing is new to me, though. :)

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    1. Ya Karah, I hope this helps you, I'm always available with questions. :)

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  3. Thank you so much Hilani! Brilliant! I've always been a bit puzzled by the tension setting and you completely set me straight. Pinning for review next time I take out my sewing machine!

    Thanks a mil!!

    Jenn

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    1. Hi Jenn, so excited! Good Luck and always come back with questions, I'm happy to help. Great place is Facebook. :)

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  4. After 20+years of sewing...I still struggle with tension. Great tips!

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    1. Thanks Holly! Enjoy if you get back at it and I'm always available for questions. :)

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    1. Thanks Andrea! Good Luck if you start sewing. :)

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  6. awesome tips as ALWAYS, but I swore you had said "check yourself before you wreck yourself" LOL

    love you ;)
    xoxo
    Evey

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    1. Ha, thanks girl. I crack myself up. :)

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Good Luck on sewing! :)

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  8. Thank you for the GREAT tips!! Tension can be such a pain to deal with!!!

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    1. Hi Stacy, thanks for stopping by and commenting. Have a great day!

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  9. Thanks for the tips and the giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Mary, good luck on the Giveaway!

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  10. Hi, Im a new follower and am fairly new to sewing. Im cant wait to learn more and see more of your tips and projects.

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    1. Ya, I'm so glad you stopped by. Good Luck with sewing, be sure to join our Facebook community where I answer questions on sewing.

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  11. Quite honestly I am such a beginner that even this was above my head, but I have bookmarked your site for future reference.

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    1. Hi Jo, did you start at Lesson 1? View it here, might help a bit. :) http://handmadebyhilani.blogspot.com/2012/06/sewing-tips-and-tricks-lesson-1-of-3.html
      I'm always up for questions to help, find us on Facebook and ask the community there.

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  12. Oh my, the number 0 is such an awesome tip!! It makes so much sense! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Isn't it! I just loving that advice, but the remembering to put the tension at the right number is a big learning curve! :)

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