Seriously, what does "basting" mean?
Of those of you who sew, how many actually leave the straight pins in the fabric and take them out AFTER you've sewn over them?
Is there a trick to keeping your fabric chugging through in a straight line? I've used the fat framer's tape as a trick, but even that doesn't help my hopeless seams from being as zig-zaggy as a zebra's stripes.
Finally, should I be terrified of attempting to mess with denim? I've got a couple jeans that need hemming, but I admit being slightly afraid of taking out my eye when a needle breaks and flies off angrily at me for attempting to push through denim... especially where the seams overlap.
Okay, I'm done now. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks! :)