Buying fabric is something we all seamstresses can agree to make us so very happy. The adventure of creating something beautiful and new or simply the desire to possess such fabric moves us to buy and horde it until inspiration suddenly hits us. A question I often get but most … Continue reading →
Have you ever wanted to apply a bias tape to a v-neck and did not know how? This quick and easy tutorial will show you how to do this and is appropriate for woven and knit fabrics. This kind of technique can be use when you do not want to sew … Continue reading →
So what is shirring anyway? In preparation for a new project this week, I want to introduce you to a technique called shirring (which is sometimes known as smocking) with a simple practice tutorial. According to Wikipedia, “shirring is two or more rows of gathers that are used to decorate … Continue reading →
I know that a lot of you sell what you sew. Whether that’s online in your own store, or on sites like Etsy and Artfire or Folksy, the biggest hurdle to success usually falls into a single reason – traffic. So how to get traffic to your Etsy shop? Just … Continue reading →
Even if you just sew for personal use or you also accept sewing projects from friends and acquaintances for some extra earning, your best friend aside from your sewing machine and supplies is your sewing area. Hence, you’d want a sewing space that is both comfortable and efficient. That being … Continue reading →
Other articles have been written about mistakes to avoid when cutting fabric and I hope that helped you in avoiding them. Keep in mind though, that there are still a lot of challenges you will be facing as you continue to enhance your sewing skills. That being said, here is … Continue reading →
In between your full-time day job and your home chores, maybe be a couple of toddlers too, you might have lost hope of being able to find time to sew. It may seem impossible to squeeze in a project with all the other things that need your more urgent attention. … Continue reading →
Who doesn’t love saving some money right? With how things are going nowadays with global regression and everything, everyone (at least everyone that I know) is trying to cut cost wherever and whenever they can. That being said, many are compromising the hobbies they love because they are concerned about … Continue reading →
Articles of clothing are just like houses, or anything that is constantly used and exposed to the elements for that matter. If you see any small damage and hold off mending it, the small damage will turn into a big irreparable ruinous before you know it. That is why, seamstress … Continue reading →
This is the placket pattern & tutorial. A placket is a detail often used in tailored shirts and blouses. This is one of the skills that will raise your sewing to the next level. But first, let’s make sure everyone knows what we’re talking about. According to Wikipedia: A placket (also spelled placquet) … Continue reading →
Stress-free Sewing Stress is all around us these days. According to the Mayo Clinic, stress can wreak havoc on both your mind and your body. Thankfully sewing can be both a hobby and past-time that can really be a refuge from stress. We’ve written before about how Sewing Fights Depression as … Continue reading →
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