"Give us the tools and we will finish the job." Winston Churchill. One of the signs of a truly well-made project is that it looks nearly as good on the inside as it does on the outside. Finishing a project's inside raw edges will not only elevate the final appearance， it will also elevate your sewing skills to a new level. In general， the purpose of any seam finish is to prevent fray-prone fabrics from raveling beyond the seam， which would then leave a hole in your sewn project. It also helps reduce bulk on certain fabricspersonalized gifts for girlfriend， such as fleece. And， finishing stitches always provide added strength to a seam and the fabric's edge. However， it's often only about the look， and most professionals recommend you finish fabrics that don’t even appear to require it.personalized gifts for 1 year old
If you're a power sewer， you may turn to a serger to handle a lot of your seam finishing， but there are many available solutions using just your trusty sewing machine. That's what we have collected for you today.
Since we started with a quote about finishing， we'll end that way as well. With words of wisdom from Dave Barry：
"My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far today， I have finished two bags of M&；Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already!"
Covers straight stitch options， zig zag， and overcasting， plus reviews some of the specialty presser feet that can be used.
A pretty option and ideal for sheer and/or delicate fabrics.
These come to us by way of fine couture and heirloom sewing， but have a variety of flexible uses.
Learn two advanced techniques for wrapping a seam allowance's raw edges with a bias cut strip of lightweight fabric.
If you'd like to continue to build your knowledge about other seam and hem finishes check out the following Sew4Home tutorials：
Flat Felled Seams
Introduction to Sergers
Sewing with Sheers
Narrow Hem with Neat Corners
Corner or Mitered Hem
Whether it’s favorite ice creams, favorite blogs, or favorite Rihanna tweets, it can be overwhelming to feel the need to narrow down. Thankfully, when it comes to decorating, the gallery wall is the perfect option for those of us who are decision-challenged. In fact, the gallery-wall-goal is to showcase your aesthetic with as many pieces as possible! Here, the creator of Headed Somewhere, Mary Lauren, gives us her take on how to create this focal point in your home.
One of many things we love about artist/designer/craftsman/journeyman Max Lamb‘s work is that he ALWAYS has an unusual take on the practical AND he loves to reveal his process, offering in a powerful lesson in EMPOWERMENT. ?This video shows him making a wood stool out of huge chestnut tree log he hauled home from Springfield Park, London. It especially interests us because we lugged home several fallen tree hunks on our trusty Magna Cart?after Hurricane Sandy, then wondered what to do with them, having no access or facility with a chain saw. Fallen trees are a readily available raw material for a lot of people.
From the trendy waterfall countertops spotted in Mandy Moore's kitchen remodel, to stunning engineered quartz'that's now more popular than granite, we can't help but take notice whenever a beautiful kitchen countertop is involved. With our Instagram feeds flooded with pretty kitchens, it's not just the kitchen cabinet colors that are making us swoon'but also the marble, engineered stone, and butcher block counters.