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 →
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 →
We looked in my earlier article on sewing tools at sewing machines. 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 a frugal kinda gal and am … Continue reading →
In the Middle Ages, a mere apron was considered as a maternity dress. It was simply used to cover up because pregnant women’s dresses of the day did not fit around the belly anymore. And this was maternity fashion for centuries. Fortunately, mothers-to-be today have more options to choose from as maternity … Continue reading →
Fabric Hunting: Rome – In Search Of Inspiration… is a project I absolutely loved putting together. Rome is one of my favorite cities, not just because of the fascinating history, beautiful architecture and cultured people, but also for its rich fabric and leather works. This fabric hunt was like a … Continue reading →
As time goes on I seem to accumulate more and more sewing tools. Nothing wrong with that of course. I always am quite frugal with my spending though and wondered about whether it is worth spending more to get a ‘better quality’ tool that would give me ‘better’ sewing results … Continue reading →
Sewing is a great hobby. You can pick up a quick project and sew for 10-15 minutes then come back to it tomorrow, next week, even next year. Or you can sit and sew full-on for the full weekend if you like. Your sewing machine won’t complain it’s tired. Actually, … Continue reading →
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