Stitch ‘n Swap – a Book Review

Book review for Stitch and Swap. Book filled with small sewing projects in all sorts of topics for things that you can make as gifts or to sew and swap with others. Details on how to run a sewing swap also included.

This week I had the chance to peruse a review copy of this fun book Stitch ‘n Swap!  The book is full of practical tips for organizing a swap, everything from choosing a theme, and putting together a group to setting guidelines and dealing with dropouts. Sew, Give, and Receive. These are the basic … Continue reading

5 Reasons Why Sewing Online Groups Reduce Stress

sewing online groups reduce stress

The millennial generation, sometimes also known as the ”therapy generation”, have widely accepted and acknowledged therapy as a beneficial treatment to improve mental health.  Over the past decade openly talking about mental health has become much more destigmatized.  Now it is quite normal to look at hobbies not only as … Continue reading

The Baby Seam Finish – A Strong Finish For Delicate Fabrics

Baby Seam Finish

The baby seam finish hails from the faraway land of Haute Couture, France.  Who exactly came up with such a stitch is unknown, as well as when it came into use. However, by the 1920s and ’30s, it became very widely used and we can see many period examples. This … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Use Specialty Presser Feet for Your Sewing Projects

Specialty Presser Feet

Sewing machines came with various (usually 4-12) presser feet that differ in every model. The presser foot is utilized for most general sewing tasks like hemming, zippers, seaming, buttonholes, and more. Many sewers utilize the presser feet in all their sewing work and not in any way pay attention to … Continue reading

Have a Wrinkle-Free Trip: 6 Best Fabrics for Travel

best fabrics for travel

Thinking of traveling again after the lockdowns?  Going on a business trip? Preparing for that long-awaited vacation with friends? Planning to be on a solo journey to give yourself that break you deserve? Traveling, even its planning stage, is already too exciting, isn’t it? It is! Until you reach the … Continue reading