It’s hard to consider sewing to be a money-saving activity when you add up your costs. After you buy a pattern, full-price fabric, and any accessories, you can easily spend twice as much as you would on the same item – already made – at a discount department store. Occasionally, … Continue reading →
Introduction Have you ever come across a name of a sewing tool and had absolutely no idea what it is? Well, for me, when I was learning how to sew, it was the word “bodkin”. What a strange word I thought back then and I imagine many new sewists today … Continue reading →
Whether you’re planning to hem a garment or strengthen your stitches, adhesives for sewing are obviously a great help. Aside from being perfectly suited to certain jobs, they are also intuitive and easy to use. Additionally, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, they are simple to handle and … Continue reading →
When you open your closet and stare at your clothes, does boredom sweep over you? Are you tired of looking at the same old pants, skirts, and tops? Before you go out and blow a paycheck on a new wardrobe, why not consider recycling what you already have? With a … Continue reading →
They are our most special friends…bottomless cups of cuteness all day long and all night too! We want only the best for our furry friends because there’s no one in the world who loves us quite like they do and the feeling is definitely mutual! Sewing for your dog might … Continue reading →
We’ve been looking at sewing tools recently and asking if you can get better sewing results, save time in the sewing room or just have more fun if you spend more money. Covered so far: Sewing machines Seam rippers Today I’m looking at another sewing essential and something you use … Continue reading →
It arrived at last! I’ve been waiting on this for ages, ever since I started writing that series about sewing tools – budget/quality. We talked about bobbin storage in a couple of articles recently: Tool tips – sewing storage ideas Best bobbin storage ideas and solutions I decided to upgrade … Continue reading →
I hope the series about spending in the sewing room has been interesting and useful these past few weeks. We’ve looked at whether spending more money on sewing tools, gadgets and gizmos can give you better sewing results, save you time or just make sewing more fun. Covered so far: … Continue reading →
Two different fabrics may be used for the same events, but that doesn’t mean they are exactly the same. The preference and taste of the user is a factor in choosing which fabric to use. Because of this, one may prefer a special kind of fabric for their special day … Continue reading →
So…with well over 2 billion t-shirts being made every year, it’s no wonder so many of us find ourselves with cupboards (especially our male counterparts’ cupboards) which are starting to overflow with years and years worth of t-shirts which are kind of cool but just don’t seem to get worn … Continue reading →
Sitting down for a quiet afternoon of sewing is just the dream, but unraveling yards of thread to find, (and detach) the bobbin you need is probably not what you had in mind! Time to tidy up? Well we’re on the case for you. These fabulous blogs shared their bobbin … Continue reading →
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