Elsa Schiaparelli was a pioneering Italian fashion designer active from the 1920s to the 1950s. Many are unfamiliar with her work, having only heard of her contemporary rival, Coco Chanel. I am here in Paris to attend an Haute Couture class and thought I take the time to attend the … Continue reading →
Woven fabrics and knit fabrics are two distinct types of textiles that are created using different methods. Understanding the main differences between these two types of fabrics is essential for any sewist, as it can help them choose the right fabric for their projects and use it to its full … Continue reading →
Sewing needles are a simple yet essential tool in the world of sewing and textile production. They are used for a wide range of applications, from attaching buttons and repairing clothing to embroidery and quilting. While sewing needles may seem like a basic and straightforward item, their manufacture is actually … Continue reading →
Viscose (known in the US as Rayon) often elicits very strong feelings. Some sewists hate this material, while others see its benefits. I remember back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when this fabric started to be popular and it was used for numerous garments that you would see … Continue reading →
People sew for all kinds of reasons. Some, like me, consider sewing as a passionate hobby –which I practice as often as I can. Whereas for others, it can be a means of livelihood or sewing to sell. Whatever the reason you pursue this wonderful hobby, there is nothing wrong in … Continue reading →
Do you need an industrial sewing machine? Take a good look in your basement and perhaps you already know the answer. Down there under the dusty covers and dark shadows, there are the many wounded soldiers of your exploits and garage sales. Unless you are an antique dealer or a … Continue reading →
Ok, so you’ve taken up sewing but you’re still learning the ropes, as they say. When talking about sewing machine needles, people in your sewing circle keep spouting off numbers like 90/14 and 75/11, which makes little to no sense to you…the problem is, you’re just a tad too shy … Continue reading →
There were a couple of articles in July that had a lot of interest, both about sewing to sell. How to price your work and a round up of projects that are good to sell. Good to see so many people were interested in this subject, but at the same time … Continue reading →
Do you remember in the last Readers Questions that I said it would be the last one for a while because I was working on something new? Well that something new has been a lot of work and took me longer to get off the ground than I was thinking, … Continue reading →
Welcome to another Readers Questions. This is going to be the last in the present format of readers questions for a while because I’m working on something new. It’s not yet fully ready to be revealed, but I’m hoping it will work better for you all to be able to … Continue reading →
Another round of Readers Questions. New and not so new sewists with sewing dilemmas for you to give advice, guidance and solutions. Please leave your answer in the comments below. And if YOU have a sewing question you would like answered, drop me a line using the Ask A … Continue reading →
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