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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
This is the placket pattern & tutorial. A placket is a detail often used in tailored shirts and blouses. This is one of the skills that will raise your sewing to the next level. But first, let’s make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about. According to Wikipedia: A placket (also spelled placquet) … Continue reading →
I’ve been sewing for the past 40 years since I was a young girl. During this time I’ve come across some great supplies that I wouldn’t want to be without. Some I’ve most recently discovered and wonder how I ever got through my projects without them. I’m sure you have … Continue reading →
Every family deserves the best sewing machine. If you pick the right one it will last you for years, perhaps decades! Everyone wants to avoid the expensive trip to the repair shop if your sewing machine turns out to be unreliable. It’s very important to choose the right brand with … Continue reading →
This is a review of The Better Bag Maker by Nicole Mallalieu. What a great book – as a regular bag maker with a number of books on the subject this book compliments my mini library perfectly has become the star on my shelf. It’s subtitled “An Illustrated Handbook of Handbag Design” … Continue reading →
The Hong Kong finish is my favorite way to finish a seam. I discovered it when I was 13 years old on a garment my grandmother wore…a corset. My sewing machine could only do a straight stitch and an ugly zigzag. So I took to using the Hong Kong finish … Continue reading →
I’ve started to accumulate. Not just fabric, of course, we all need a sizable fabric stash in case of well, a zombie apocalypse or something, where we can’t get out to the fabric shop for a while. I’ve also started to accumulate some sewing tools. Small tools that make sewing … Continue reading →
History Of Cotton Today we’ll take a quick dive into the very interesting history of cotton. Humanity’s history with cotton is extremely old, some of the oldest estimates go back as far as 7,000 years ago! But to the European civilizations, the widespread use of cotton is relatively new. The … Continue reading →
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