So What Is Rickrack Anyway? According to Wikipedia: Rickrack is a flat piece of braided trim, shaped like a zigzag. It is used as a decorative element in clothes or curtains. Before the prevalence of sewing machines and overlockers, rickrack was used to provide a finished edge to fabric, and its popularity was in part due … Continue reading →
Fall is a wonderful time for sewing. As the days get cooler, the more and more appealing it is to stay inside and sewing something beautiful. One of the most wonderful aspects of autumn, if you’re in the right part of the country, is the changing of the leaves from … Continue reading →
I am suffering from a severe case of mug rug madness. I can’t help it. Being English I love tea and drink at least 10 cups a day. I also like a biscuit to go with it, like a digestive or something English like that. Imagine my amazement when I … Continue reading →
Hasn’t the summer break been great this year? For me, I had a great couple of weeks staycation here on Cayman and enjoyed some fabulous scuba diving. At the time of writing, we’ve not had any hurricanes (fingers crossed) and we’ve still got plenty of summer weather to look forward … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too familiar with the Minions franchise until a reader suggested doing this roundup of free Minions sewing patterns. My kids were too old in 2015 when the film came out so we pretty much missed the phenomenon that developed around the characters. The film … Continue reading →
Did You Know You Can Sew Rugs From Fabric? Well, you certainly can. There are many ways to go about it and I wanted to show you as many as I could. So I collected projects using lots of different methods and styles. Some of the most interesting ones use … Continue reading →
Do You Love Sewing With Bows? Bows are a favorite clothing embellishment for me. They can add such an elegant touch to something simple and can make it into something special. Bows have been used like this for a long time although I really don’t know where it all started. … Continue reading →
Have You Ever Used a Bag to Wrap a Gift? We had some friends over for dinner the other night and my friend brought a bottle of wine wrapped nicely in a fabric wine gift bag. Of course, I had seen this before. We have a pattern on our site … Continue reading →
I’ve really enjoyed putting together this collection of Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners. If you are new to sewing or looking to learn, many of the sewing patterns, projects and blogs out there can be intimidating to start with. Get you sewing muscles exercised and your foot at the sewing … Continue reading →
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