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19
Aug

Basic Items for a Starter Sewing Kit

If you are new to sewing and you have no idea what to get for your first sewing kit, don’t worry, because we will cover all the basic tools you will need for your new hobby.

Scissors

Most experts in sewing will advise you to get three types of scissors to cover all the requirements for your future projects. First, you must find quality dressmaking shears in a hobby shop in Singapore. This type of scissors should be able to cut through any type of fabric, so that means you’re not supposed to use to cut other materials. Next, you will need small scissors with sharp points for threads, clip curves, and seam lines, because the first pair of scissors are too big for such tasks. Lastly, you will need utility scissors for cutting other items.

Measuring Tools

You will need a set of measuring tools such as a see-through 12-inch ruler or yardstick, a 6-inch metal sewing gauge, and a measuring tape that is at least 60 inches long. If you need to create bigger projects in the future, you might want to buy longer measuring tapes. The see-through rulers are useful for creating patterns, while the sewing gauge is used to keep a consistent measurement while working on a piece. Rulers used for drafting and other crafts and arts can also be used for sewing, especially if you’re planning to try quilting.

Marking Tools

These are used to mark your measurements and patterns before cutting the fabrics, but the tool you will use will depend on the type of fabric that needs to be marked. Marking chalks and pens are used for less stable fabrics like wool and fleece, because the marks will disappear or dissolve. For cotton fabrics, you will need a tracing wheel and tracing paper. You might also want to stock up on painter’s tape, especially if you’re still learning how to sew straight lines, and hem tapes to hold the folded hems in place while you’re sewing.

Seam Ripper and Rotary Cutter

These are also cutting tools like the scissors, but have special functions such as ripping stitches and cutting fabrics. Some sewing machines include a seam ripper, but in case you don’t have one yet, find a piece that has a comfortable grip and sharp tips. The rotary cutter is used for cutting through curves, long fabrics, and making sure that the fabric edges are cut straight. You will need a cutting mat to use the rotary cutter to protect your furniture from scratches.

Iron, Pressing Cloths, and Hams and Rolls

Most newbies forget basic pressing items, but these items help create clean edges. Get a steam iron, ironing board, pressing ham for hard-to-reach areas, and pressing cloths to protect fabrics from direct heat.

Finally, you will need an assortment of safety pins, needles, threads, buttons, patches, zippers, snaps, and a pin cushion, magnetic pin holder, thimble, and a container to hold all the sewing tools.

31
Aug

Common Household Items That Can Clean Your Car

Take a look at your bathroom or kitchen and you’ll be surprised how much of those you can use to clean your car. When you make use of items you have at home, cleaning your automobile is much easier and more straightforward. They are cheap, gentle and easy to use on your vehicle.

1. Hair Conditioner
A hair conditioner that contains lanolin in it will help clean your car easily. Plus, it leaves a shiny finish to your car’s surface, making it look freshly waxed. Your hair conditioner can make your locks look shiny, and it’ll do the same too your shoes, tools and car, too.

2. Cola
Unpredictable sunny-rainy weather can turn your windshield into a streaky and blotchy mess. Get rid of the dirt by pouring some cola over your windshield glass, but be sure to stretch a heavy absorbent fabric along the bottom part of the windshield to protect the paint of the car hood. The cola bubbles will simply fizz away the dirt and grime. Rinse thoroughly the sticky cola afterwards, or else you’ll end up attracting more dust and dirt.

3. Vodka
When the windshield-washer runs out, search through your liquor cabinet to make your own washer refill. Mix three cups of vodka, four cups of water and two teaspoons of dishwashing liquid. Shake it well and pour the mixture into the reservoir.

4. Wet Wipes
Wet wipes—you may even have this in your glove compartment. You can quickly clean your car windows, windshield, dashboard and mirrors with it. What could be easier than this?

5. Window Cleaner
Keep your headlights clean and bright (and yourself safe) by using a window cleaner to polish it clean. Wet a lint-free fabric with a window cleaner and rub it vigorously onto your headlights to remove water stains and grime.

6. Ammonia
If you have dirty windshield wiper blades, they will streak the glass rather than cleaning it and keeping it free from debris. Make a solution of one quart cold water and a quarter cup of household ammonia. Lift the blades gently and wipe both sides with paper towel or soft cloth soaked in the solution. Before lowering them back to their places, wipe them dry with a lint-free cloth.

Your car may be one of your biggest investments, but it doesn’t mean you have to spend a fortune to keep it clean. If the time doesn’t really allow for a thorough car wash, these household items can be your quickest solution until your next professional car washing in an automobile shop.

10
Oct

The Health Benefits of Lemons

You ignore lemons because of its tang but you need to know that it contains lots of health benefits. Lemons are simple looking but the power resides within. If you want to know about the health benefits of lemons, you should read further. Here are some health benefits worth mentioning:

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  • Lemons contain lots of nourishing elements: The first thing that you should know is that lemons contain lots of nourishing components like vitamin B, vitamin C, carbohydrates, protein and phosphorus.
  • It helps in indigestion and constipation: Believe it or not lemons can help indigestion and constipation-related problems. You only need to add few drops of lemon on your favourite dish and it will do the trick.

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  • It helps nourish the skin: Lemons can act as a natural antiseptic. It can cure skin-related problems. For example, it can alleviate pain from sun burn. It does not end there because it can also help get rid of acne.
  • It helps nurture the hair: Lemons prove to be useful when it comes to hair and scalp treatment. Lemons can help when you have dandruff. It can also be used to treat hair loss and other hair-related problems. You only need to apply lemon juice directly.

Actually, the list goes on. Now you know the health benefits of lemon. You will not ignore it and make good use of it. If you want your kids to benefit from lemons, you can make lemonade by mixing water and lemon juice. You can also add honey.

Lemons are famous cleaning agent. It will effectively remove stains and the scent can repel mosquitoes. If you just give lemons a chance, they will make your lives better.

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