As humans become more aware of the harmful impact our daily living activities sometimes have on our environment, we are frequently encouraged to use non-polluting materials. Different kinds of eco-friendly fabric and textiles are now being developed and those who are ecologically aware are keeping watch of these innovative and … Continue reading →
Often times, buttons are the last things sewers think about when they stitch garments. Choosing the right buttons, however, may have a big effect on how your finished garment turns out. This article will try to get to the bottom of choosing buttons for your sewing project –so let’s start … Continue reading →
Sewing back then When ready-to-wear clothes were not yet popularly available, generations of women learned how to sew for home and hearth. And they usually started stitching when they were still at their mother’s knees. Others learned sewing from their home-economics and 4-H club teachers, but unfortunately, this practice has … Continue reading →
A winter hat with faux fur trim will be the perfect accessory for those cold winter days ahead. The amount of fur you will need is very little, which makes this the perfect project if you have never worked with fur before. This is a super cool and adorable winter … Continue reading →
[Editor’s note: I know, I know. This article isn’t strictly about sewing. But it’s about a topic that relates to fashion and that interests me, so I thought it might interest you too. I hope you’ll like it. Mayra] The History Of Sandals Sandals are a simple open-toed foot covering … Continue reading →
A webbing belt is one of the most versatile belts you can possibly own. This type of belt is very strong and versatile while being very easy to make. It can be used as a belt for sports pants, as a dog collar, or even as a way to hang … Continue reading →
This gardening tool belt is my project for Father’s Day and my gift to all the handy mamas who read this blog. I am well aware that I don’t really share many projects for men on this site, so this is my attempt to balance things out a little. Having … Continue reading →
There’s always been something quite special about creating clothes with a good ole’ vintage sewing machine. Perhaps it’s the idea that you’re partaking in a fragment of history…or maybe it’s the fact that your vintage sewing machine was originally owned by your great-grandmother and has been passed down to your … Continue reading →
A broken needle flying into the eye is a fear that seamstresses share all over the world. Something like walking into a spider web and not knowing whether the spider is stuck on your hair or lurking on the floor ready to strike –but potentially much, much worse. Those that … Continue reading →
[Update 2020: In this time of great global turmoil, job losses, and isolation due to the new social distancing norms brought on by the virus, depression is more a threat than ever before. We wanted to republish this extremely popular article we wrote a couple of years ago about how … Continue reading →
Do You Love Sewing With Bows? Bows are a favorite clothing embellishment for me. They can add such an elegant touch to something simple and can make it into something special. Bows have been used like this for a long time although I really don’t know where it all started. … Continue reading →
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