Rickrack Sewing Projects: 60+ FREE Patterns

rickrack sewing projects

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.[2] Before the prevalence of sewing machines and overlockers, rickrack was used to provide a finished edge to fabric,[3] and its popularity was in part due … Continue reading

Twist Front Top – FREE T-shirt Pattern

Twist front top, free t-shirt pattern from So Sew Easy. Multi-size free sewing pattern with step by step photo instructions.

There are just now the first signs of summer coming here in Santiago after a long cold winter, so I was thinking about some warm weather designs this week.  Here’s a pattern that will be great for all our friends here and in Australia and New Zealand where summer is … Continue reading

5 Reasons to Use Specialty Presser Feet for Your Sewing Projects

Specialty Presser Feet

Sewing machines came with various (usually 4-12) presser feet that differ in every model. The presser foot is utilized for most general sewing tasks like hemming, zippers, seaming, buttonholes, and more. Many sewers utilize the presser feet in all their sewing work and not in any way pay attention to … Continue reading

How to Install Bag Feet – 2 Styles Explained

How to install bag feet, different types and where else to use them

I’m always looking for ways to make my homemade bags looks more professional and although it does increase the cost, adding hardware such as clasps, feet, grommets, sliders, straps, rivets, studs, and handles really does make them look great. Today I’m looking at a couple of examples of bag feet … Continue reading