We’ve mentioned previously at a few articles about sewing to sell, or selling what you sew, either online in marketplaces like Etsy, or locally at craft fairs. For example, How to get traffic to your Etsy Shop. In the sewing chat group, people often post pictures of what they’ve made and make … 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 →
I was fortunate, learning to sew at school – it was one of the few lessons I took to but that’s a rather long time ago now. The course “40 Techniques every sewer should know” on Bluprint is great!! Divided into seven sections covering: Pressing, Stitching, Curves and Corners, Interfacing … Continue reading →
There are a lot of practical reasons to make your own natural DIY dye from natural ingredients. It’s cost-effective, non-toxic, and eco-friendly. It’s derived from renewable resources and is biodegradable; it can be disposed of safely in your kitchen sink. These are all things to feel good about, but beyond … 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 →
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 →
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 →
Getting rid of clothing may be hard to do when the garment is fairly new or it’s an article of clothing you really like. Sometimes it takes time and luck to find clothing that looks fantastic on you and fits well so you may really want to avoid throwing it … Continue reading →
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