Many people would only associate reusable shopping bags with zero-waste sewing projects. However, we’ve discovered that there’s really a lot more you can sew to limit and even eliminate your waste stream. One of the trends going around our neighborhood at the moment is “zero-waste.” The idea is a noble … Continue reading →
A lot has been written about the many benefits of quilting, but it is only in the last couple of years that scientists and scholars really started to study this claim. A long time ago, quilting was done for a very practical reason –to keep the family warm especially during … Continue reading →
One of our most popular giveaways ever, the Brother Serger Giveaway, ended a couple of days ago. There were almost 33,000 entries so the participation was really fantastic! Doreen S. from Eagle Point, Oregon was the lucky winner. She should be receiving her new serger shortly and we look forward … Continue reading →
Belt bags, fanny packs, banana bags, bum bags, etc. –there are many names for them, but those super convenient bags or pouches that go around your waist or attach to your belt are really a must-have for an active lifestyle. These types of bags have been around since antiquity and … Continue reading →
Whether you are a beginner in the sewing world or an expert who has completed innumerable projects, there is always a chance that your sewing machine might create some trouble for you. Sometimes it can be that annoying sound or as bad as the machine refusing to work at all. Here … Continue reading →
We’re delighted to announce the winner of the Brother Serger Giveaway. I’m sure the lucky winner is going to really enjoy this new Brother machine. It’s a very popular serger and we’ve actually written a lot about it here on the site including instructional videos like this one on how … Continue reading →
This elastic waist linen shorts project is something that has been requested by quite a few of you by email. I appreciate the kind request. Sometimes I forget that the majority of the readers of this blog are beginners. So sometimes I need to dial back my impulses and to … Continue reading →
Just a quick reminder to everyone that the Brother Serger Giveaway ends Sunday at midnight, US West Coast time, Aug 2. We will be announcing the lucky winner on Monday so please get your entries in. There’s still time to get another couple entries in before the competition closes. In … Continue reading →
Swaddling is the age-old practice of wrapping a newborn up tight and cozy in a blanket, in order to restrict the movement of limbs. It helps to keep the baby on it’s back and makes for a sounder sleep with fewer upsets and tears. If you have a newborn or … Continue reading →
Considered as one of the oldest kinds of textile arts, hand sewing started during the Paleolithic Age, when Stone Age people made clothes out of fur and skin. We published an article recently tracing the origins of sewing back over 25,000 years to the very beginning. I Love You with … Continue reading →
Another free pattern for you today. Another quick and simple to sew dress pattern that looks good on lots of different body shapes. I know many of you will be feeling the chill as you are approaching winter, but that also means many are feeling things warming up and summer … Continue reading →
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