This is the easiest way I know of how to sew piping to a flap or a collar. You can use this technique to make an iconic Chanel-inspired jacket, a sophisticated set of silk pajamas, or even cushions. When I was in design school, the thought of adding piping to a … Continue reading →
Article Summary Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Grown? Pima cotton is a high-quality cotton variety that is known for its strength, durability, and softness. The origins of Pima cotton can be traced back to the early 1900s when it was first cultivated in the United States. The … Continue reading →
If you’ve gotten tired of hand stitching, but aren’t ready to make the big commitment that is buying a full sewing machine, or you’re looking for a really handy tool to add to your sewing arsenal, than a handheld sewing machine might be for you. Article Summary Quick Reference Why … Continue reading →
Why Should You Know So Many Types Of Skirts? This is a long list with a fair amount of detail… So why bother knowing all this, when it’s just about some of the many types of skirts that are out there? Well, although the skirt is a simple thing, the … Continue reading →
The choice between using satin or silk in your sewing project is an important one. They are similar enough to cause confusion but different enough in price to demand some research. In this article, we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of satin vs silk in a variety of uses, … Continue reading →
A small hooded poncho with kangaroo pockets and a hood? Why? Well even though it’s summer down here in South America it can get cold! Right now I’m on a farm in the middle of Chile, in a region called the “Cold Coast”, during the day it can get chilly, … Continue reading →
Do You Know What You’re Wearing for Valentines Day Yet? If, like me, you’re still not sure what you’re wearing for Valentines Day, here are some ideas for you. I recently checked out my closet for ideas of what I could wear this Valentine’s Day and I didn’t like what … Continue reading →
Want To Sew A Fairy Costume? Today we’ve put together some fun-looking fairy costumes for you to sew for a little one. The fairy costume is a favorite, particularly for the coming spring time, and is pretty easy to make (depending on the project you choose of course). Why Do … Continue reading →
I’m not a big fan of “un-sewing”. Perhaps I do it more than most because I often design my own patterns so along the way there is a lot of testing, experimenting, and altering things as they are developed. That often means that a seam needs to be unpicked. I’m … Continue reading →
Are There Tough Times Ahead? I’m no economist or professional analyst of any kind, but I think I feel what most people feel when it comes to the direction the world’s economies are going. Whether it is a recession, or depression, or something different, I think that the next few … Continue reading →
Sweatpants have been a mainstay of casual and streetwear fashion for decades. Originally they were exclusively used by athletes for their warmth, comfort, and mobility, but now are used across society from the casual gym-goer to the professional who works from home. The history of sweatpants is not long, but … Continue reading →
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