What are “fussy cuts” anyway? Hi Everyone, first of all, for those of you not familiar with the term “fussy cut” I thought it would be helpful to define it. A fussy cut is a term used in sewing and often in quilting, where a piece of fabric is … Continue reading →
I did an article a little while back now about the new smart and tidy way I was storing my modest fabric stash. I shared it in the group and got so many new ideas to try that I wanted to do a follow-up with some extra bits and pieces. … Continue reading →
Continuing today in our series about budget or quality sewing tools. Can you have more fun, save time, or get better sewing results if you spend more money on your sewing tools or on all the extra gadgets and sewing gizmos. In our previous articles: Sewing pins When I first … Continue reading →
My daughter asked me a funny question the other day. “Mother, you keep using that word ‘notions’, so what is a notion anyway??” Unfortunately, I can’t quite replicate the teenage tone that blends mild sarcasm with a whiff of indifference. I think there was a little sideways shake of the … Continue reading →
Articles of clothing are just like houses, or anything that is constantly used and exposed to the elements for that matter. If you see any small damage and hold off mending it, the small damage will turn into a big irreparable ruinous before you know it. That is why, seamstress … Continue reading →
Who doesn’t love saving some money right? With how things are going nowadays with global regression and everything, everyone (at least everyone that I know) is trying to cut cost wherever and whenever they can. That being said, many are compromising the hobbies they love because they are concerned about … Continue reading →
Here’s a pattern for a running belt with pockets and an elasticized adjustable strap so you can tailor it to any waist size. This pouch could also be called a money belt, travel belt or sports belt. Place the pouch on your front or back and cover it with a … Continue reading →
Pulling on a pair of vintage 1980s pleated shorts (sharkstooth print, no less), I found myself thanking the fashion gods that the best of fashions always keep coming back for a revival, thank goodness for retro style! The pleated high waist, which was a no-no for so long, finally acceptable … Continue reading →
We’ve all heard it, seen it, worn it. It’s the fashion phenomenon which swept the globe at the turn of the century and it’s firmly taken hold in our society. The majority of women, from teenage girls to middle age moms, are rocking some sort of boho-chic these days. For … Continue reading →
In previous articles, we’ve looked at sewing tools and sewing machines, with one of the main questions being “how much should you spend?” Will buying an expensive machine make you a better sewer or get you better results? Or should you just go with the best machine your budget allows? I’m … Continue reading →
Article Summary What Makes A Good Pair Of Fabric Scissors? At the top of every sewing enthusiast’s must-have list are the perfect pair of fabric scissors. Sharp, precise, and comfortable to use, these essential tools are crucial for creating flawless garments and projects. But that begs the question: What makes … Continue reading →
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