This blog post gives you 10 common sewing mistakes that make your garment look homemade, which is not a good thing. HANDmade doesn't have to look HOMEmade. Sew clothes you'll be proud to put your name on by eliminating these 10 mistakes.
END METALLIC THREAD WOES When I sew with metallic gold thread, it often frays and breaks. To solve this problem I now thread both the metallic thread and a yellow thread through the same needle. The dual threads give more definition to the stitch and work beautifully.
Serger Stitches with Amy Alan For those of us who don't own a Serger, but do have a sewing machine a good zig-zag stitch can accomplish some of this. Embroidery stitches can also be used on our knitting. Get creative.