What basic sewing machine embroidery stitches can you find already on your machine? In some machines, these types of stitches are also known as decorative stitches. Most machines come with a series of these stitches, on my machine I’m fortunate to have many more than I thought. I am the … Continue reading →
I am sharing with you the best hand-sewing stitches for making clothes by hand. Let me first clarify that there are many hand-sewing stitches and combinations of stitches that can be used to make clothing by hand. But I will focus on the three that I have used in the … Continue reading →
Quilters are familiar with the walking foot, and generally, they have one in their possession. However, many other generalist sewists aren’t aware of the many reasons you need a walking foot and everything it can do for you. This specialty foot is larger compared to the regular foot and more … Continue reading →
Have you ever heard of Kraft-Tex? It’s been on my wishlist for ages, but I can’t get it here and had to wait for the lovely Lucy to bring me some over on her bi-annual visit. It’s a strange sort of material. Described as a paper fabric, it is … 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 →
Fabric Hunting Segovia, well… almost. If you had told me back in February that I would be writing this post in a hotel room in Segovia, Spain, I would have said “No Way! But do tell, I like to hear a good story…” Yet here I am. I have … Continue reading →
Ah, sweater knits! These highly textural, stretch fabrics can be cozy, lacy, casual, or sophisticated. With a good sweater knit and a little practice, you can cut and sew a sweater in a day or less, even if you can’t knit or crochet. Yes, they’re enabling. And they’re beautiful. If … Continue reading →
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 →
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 →
Recently we created a list of zero-waste sewing projects that was very well received by our readers. A few people asked for more tips on how to go zero-waste, so we put this list together. Zero-Waste Sewing Projects – Helping Save The Planet 12 Essential Tips For Zero Waste Sewing … Continue reading →
My daughter and I just arrived in Madrid this morning. It’s really the first trip we’ve done in the better part of a year. Our neighborhood in Santiago has been pretty much on lockdown since March so we haven’t gone out much at all. I decided to republish this … Continue reading →
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