So What Is Rickrack Anyway? According to Wikipedia: Rickrack is a flat piece of braided trim, shaped like a zigzag. It is used as a decorative element in clothes or curtains. Before the prevalence of sewing machines and overlockers, rickrack was used to provide a finished edge to fabric, and its popularity was in part due … Continue reading →
Fall is a wonderful time for sewing. As the days get cooler, the more and more appealing it is to stay inside and sewing something beautiful. One of the most wonderful aspects of autumn, if you’re in the right part of the country, is the changing of the leaves from … Continue reading →
I am suffering from a severe case of mug rug madness. I can’t help it. Being English I love tea and drink at least 10 cups a day. I also like a biscuit to go with it, like a digestive or something English like that. Imagine my amazement when I … Continue reading →
Many people would only associate reusable shopping bags with zero-waste sewing projects. However, we’ve discovered that there’s really a lot more you can sew to limit and even eliminate your waste stream. One of the trends going around our neighborhood at the moment is “zero-waste.” The idea is a noble … Continue reading →
Belt bags, fanny packs, banana bags, bum bags, etc. –there are many names for them, but those super convenient bags or pouches that go around your waist or attach to your belt are really a must-have for an active lifestyle. These types of bags have been around since antiquity and … Continue reading →
Swaddling is the age-old practice of wrapping a newborn up tight and cozy in a blanket, in order to restrict the movement of limbs. It helps to keep the baby on it’s back and makes for a sounder sleep with fewer upsets and tears. If you have a newborn or … Continue reading →
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too familiar with the Minions franchise until a reader suggested doing this roundup of free Minions sewing patterns. My kids were too old in 2015 when the film came out so we pretty much missed the phenomenon that developed around the characters. The film … Continue reading →
Happy 4th of July! If you were born an American or even if you’re just visiting, you’ll really enjoy how American’s celebrate the 4th of July. Picknicks, barbecues, parades, trips to the beach and of course those much-anticipated fireworks! To help you prepare for the celebrations this year, we’ve put … Continue reading →
A June 15, 2020 update from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reminded us that we need to be prepared when we venture out to the house in these times of widespread illness. According to the CNC, you should: Keep these items on hand when venturing out: a … Continue reading →
With the warmer months approaching, at least for those of you in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to think about keeping things cool when it gets hot outside. There’s no simpler way to do this than with using insulated fabric when you sew. Insulated Fabrics Keep Things Hot OR Cold … Continue reading →
Are You Struggling To Keep Hand Sanitizer With You All The Time? If you’re trying to keep clean and healthy during this health crisis, I’m sure you, like me, use a lot of hand sanitizer. When I go to the grocery store, not only do I wear gloves, but I … Continue reading →
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