Debbie at Squiggly Twigs Designs offers a pattern-saving tip. This would work wonderfully with our larger-sized patterns to preserve them for longer use.
I love her comment about not spending money on a "one use tool." A very good point.
Gigi from Behind the Seams shares lots of helpful hints for sewing the perfect top stitch. Straight and even, professional-looking stitches. From the size and width of your presser foot to the length of your stitch, she covers everything you need to know in a quick, easy read with lots of photos.
We all know about pinking shears, but Emily from Oliver + s goes one step further. It's frustrating to work with fabrics that fray too easily. Your left wondering if your stitching will even hold. I was impressed with her advice to take that extra step to pink, then stitch down the seam allowance. Simple genius.
Mary Ray, a contributor at Threads Magazine reminds us that the way we trim our fabric can make a big difference. From grading to avoid a visible ridge, to notching for a perfect corner.
I've found myself forgetting this rule while looking at a bunchy corner. It's discouraging to find that you need to go back a step.