Ah ha – the age-old question. Should we keep our sewing scissors just for cutting fabric? Will cutting paper somehow ‘dull’ the scissors, make them less sharp, or less able to cut fabric if we dare to cut paper with them as well? Is this just an urban myth? Did … Continue reading →
Over these last 3 1/2 years, I’ve picked up quite a few sewing tools that have really helped to improve my sewing. Some of the best ones have been the various presser feet I’ve bought. Our machines can sew awesome things on their own, but match the right stitch with … Continue reading →
I’m going to show you how to make these easy handbag handles. They are quick and easy to make and only use cotton tape and cord. The following tutorial is to make a couple of 22″ (56cm) handbag handles that are ready in minutes. I use these handles on my … 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 →
So you found this free quilting pattern online and you love everything about it from the style down to the color combination. Unfortunately, not all the materials or colors you need is available from your local specialty store. Or perhaps you are a novice quilter and isn’t very experienced when … Continue reading →
In between your full-time day job and your home chores, maybe be a couple of toddlers too, you might have lost hope of being able to find time to sew. It may seem impossible to squeeze in a project with all the other things that need your more urgent attention. … Continue reading →
You have been sewing for a while and have made it past the basic beginner stuff and is planning to take your skill to the next level, or maybe you are just plainly in love with the fashion from an era that was way before our time. Either way, extreme … Continue reading →
Haven’t you fantasized about being a 1930’s woman wearing that elegant dress that your favorite Hollywood actress wore during her time? Perhaps you’re looking forward to sewing your own dropped-waist dress, just like the ones which were in style during the early ‘1920s. If so, let’s take a quick look … Continue reading →
Unless you’ve been very lucky, most of us start out learning to sew on quite a basic machine. It may have been a shared machine at school, an old machine from the 60’s your mother used to use when you were a child or even a vintage treadle machine your … Continue reading →
Next in our series of articles on looking at tools and equipment in the sewing room and asking if buying a better/more expensive/high-quality tool will make sewing faster, easier or just more fun. Can you sew well on a budget or will spending more money make you a better sewer? … Continue reading →
We all spend a lot of time spend a lot of time and money on our clothes and this is particularly true if you’ve learned to sew your own garments. I was thinking the other day that we sewists may not pay as much attention to how we care for … Continue reading →
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