Men's Day-To-Day Sewing Tips Survival Guide

This day-to-day survival guide to sewing for men shares sewing tips featuring the five specialized sewing needles needed for repairs.



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Lap seam: In fabric, two pieces of cloth merely overlap. For footwear, the overlapping pieces of leather are often tapered for a better-looking fit.
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Saddle seam: This vertical joint is stronger, more waterproof and lasts longer than a butt seam.
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Types Of Seams: For all practical purposes there are only three major types of seams found in garments and footwear. Types Of Stitches: It stands to reason you can't be too fancy when you're using a big needle and heavy thread. These four, basic, simple stitches are all you'll need.Butt seam: Two pieces of material meet head-on.
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The five essential sewing needles for sewing survival: bookbinders needle, packing needle, carpet needle, sailmakers needle, and curved needle. 
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Crossover stitch: Simplest stitch of all and useful in any recycling sewing.
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Straight stitch: Suitable only for lightweight fabrics, this stitch is fairly weak and not very permanent.
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Cross stitch: Good for light leather and virtually any fabric. Great holding strength.
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Parts of a shoe, areas for repair using specialized sewing needles.
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Blanket stitch: Each stitch is "locked" by a semi-knot. Thus, the seam can break or come apart only one stitch at a time. An excellent stitch for any material
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Step-by-step instructions on constructing an awl.
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A step-by-step method for sewing on new leather half-soles.
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