Do you own anything with a lettuce edge hem? Typically seen on little girls’ clothes, but often in women’s clothing too, on the hemline of casuals and maxi dresses. This curly-wurly hemline looks pretty and is practical too, adding no bulk to the hemline and no fabric is turned up … Continue reading →
Following my earlier article on staystitching, Anne Bell left a message on the Facebook page to say she would like to learn more about Understitching. Me too Anne, so I’ve read lots of articles on the matter and carried out a few tests. I admit, sometimes when it came to … Continue reading →
Sewing for Love It is believed that humans started sewing with a needle 25,000 years ago. Yes, the art of attaching objects together by using a needle and a thread dates back as early as the prehistoric age! Imagine a woman lovingly sewing together a hide or bark for clothing, … Continue reading →
When you’re looking for just the right buttons for your latest clothing project, as jewelry components or as trimmings for your scrapbooks, there’s nothing like the DIY approach for that perfect finishing touch. Homemade buttons are easy and fun. Once you’ve made your first batch, you’ll never want to use … Continue reading →
The reality for most is that, with small children in the house, it is very difficult to complete any task, other than the most basic one – and often that is beyond reach. Small children are synonymous with interruptions, distractions, and interferences (as well as being absolutely adorable) and the … Continue reading →
If you’re just starting to discover sewing as a creative expression, you’re probably still using your dining table as your sewing board and dreaming about having your own work space. There’s nothing wrong with converting your dining room into your sewing space, but believe me, having an organized sewing room … Continue reading →
It’s hard to consider sewing to be a money-saving activity when you add up your costs. After you buy a pattern, full-price fabric, and any accessories, you can easily spend twice as much as you would on the same item – already made – at a discount department store. Occasionally, … Continue reading →
Whether you’re planning to hem a garment or strengthen your stitches, adhesives for sewing are obviously a great help. Aside from being perfectly suited to certain jobs, they are also intuitive and easy to use. Additionally, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, they are simple to handle and … Continue reading →
Everyone has bad habits. Whether you aren’t the best housekeeper, you cut corners on your work projects or you eat unhealthy foods while you are supposed to be dieting, everyone has bad habits. If those bad habits are part of your sewing experience, however, it may be time to say … Continue reading →
When you open your closet and stare at your clothes, does boredom sweep over you? Are you tired of looking at the same old pants, skirts, and tops? Before you go out and blow a paycheck on a new wardrobe, why not consider recycling what you already have? With a … Continue reading →
People who have never been interested in sewing before or who only practiced sewing as a hobby in their younger years may wonder what it takes to get started or get back into sewing. Many of these prospective sewists often wonder what are the essential sewing tools that would make … Continue reading →
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