Reuse plastic bags for smooth sewing. bulky or loose-weave fabrics, faux fur, or Velcro) doesn't glide smoothly over the machine plate or gets stuck in the machine foot as I'm sewing, I use a plastic grocery or other store bag to help.
Understanding Thread Tension on Your Sewing Machine
[FABRIC + THREAD + NEEDLE CHART] Thread advisor, shows fabric type, thread to use, and needle to use. Site also has pdf file version. Good chart for hand & machine needles but only specifies one brand of thread--that of the advertiser.
How to make a lined zippered pouch tutorial ----- One pinner wrote: I need to bookmark this tutorial because every time I make a zipper pouch I have to look it up. Tried and true this tutorial is PERFECT.