Here’s a quick video on testing fabric content. Before we get started, please be careful if trying this at home. In the video, I’ve used relatively large samples so you can easily see what’s happening. I’m also in a controlled environment and using fabrics I’m confident have not been soaked … Continue reading →
For many sewists, working with the stretchy knit fabric for the first time can be daunting, but moving forward, many soon learn to love knits because of the elasticity and texture. Knits are also wrinkle resistant and comfortable to wear. The word knit is derived from “knot” and it originates from … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I had the chance to get out my Kraft Tex again and try something new. If you’ve never heard of Kraft Tex before then check out these previous articles and you can see how versatile it can be. It’s often described as paper-fabric or just … Continue reading →
We can all agree that there is always more than one way to do things, especially in sewing. The method I am going to show you to gather fabric and add ruffles properly is slightly more time consuming than you may be used to, but it will give you the … Continue reading →
Lace was once reserved for only the nobility. It was expensive and scarce. Fortunately, we live in an age of affordable lace fabrics with wide availability and tremendous variety. Here is an introduction to lovely lace fabrics. Lace Fabrics Bridal shops and fabric stores use special terms to describe the … Continue reading →
Will Polyester Shink?: Pretty and Practical Polyester Questions Answered Do you enjoy the easy, wash and wear convenience of modern polyester fabrics? You can machine wash polyester with confidence, giving no thought to the question, “Will polyester shrink?” It will not. You can buy or sew garments with confidence they … Continue reading →
Congratulations! You have already sewn some small projects and are set to move on to sewing your own garment. Perhaps you are now getting ready to sew your first dress and looking forward to wear your first creative sewing expression. And if you are a bit nervous that it will … Continue reading →
It’s been a while since I did a feature about sewing pins on Pinterest. Check out this earlier article about binding and bias tape pins and one of my favorite boards that I refer to often for tips and reminders: Pinterest – bias and binding pins If you aren’t yet … Continue reading →
I must admit, I am new to blogging, but I wanted to start with a topic that is near and dear to my heart. So many people spend hundreds of dollars on a good sewing machine, use it for a few months and then they give up, and put it … Continue reading →
We looked before about how to print on fabric and I carried out a review of 4 different methods. Freezer paper sheets Freezer paper on a roll Ready-made printable fabric sheets Fusible web such as Heat N Bond Check out the earlier article for the review and information on all … Continue reading →
Hello my name is Michelle Dorsey. I am a pattern designer and digitizer doing business under the name, SewMichelle. First of all, I would like to thank Deby for letting me appear as a guest on her blog. I enjoy designing patterns that are easy and quick to make. After all, … Continue reading →
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