Having a spacious, well-organized sewing room is a dream of all sewers. For people who sew as a hobby or as their job, one of the most important factors for sewing properly is having a well-lit sewing room. We wrote recently about 7 Practical Tips for Designing A Sewing Room. In … Continue reading →
The gardening tool bag is a great gift for Father’s Day –whether he’s already in the garden or aspiring to be. I developed this new spring sewing project thinking of my Dad. After my father had a terrible bicycle accident, he stopped working and retired. But, he is not the … Continue reading →
Hi, Vicky here. Sharpening scissors is a subject dear to my own heart. I am not the tidiest of people so over the years I have gained a few pairs of sewing scissors (whilst the original pair were lost somewhere in the sewing room!). Everyone knows that sewing scissors should … 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 →
Appliqués are shapes or letters with an adhesive on the backside so that they can be applied, using an iron, to everything from clothing, (think adorable initials on Children’s coats, for example) to pillows, to tablecloths. Making your own appliqués is a great, simple, project to do with children and … Continue reading →
The Raglan sleeve blouse pattern is the perfect simple, easy, and free tutorial to get you to practice your sewing skills and advance to the next level. This blouse is for woven fabrics, but you can use a knit with a horizontal stretch if you want to. I feel like … Continue reading →
Sewing with fur is relatively easy (and fun!), but every beginner should know these tips before starting a project. Bear in mind we will be talking about faux fur and not the real thing.. Working with this special material does require patience, however. You can make many fun and interesting things … Continue reading →
Hello again from Laura at CraftyHour! I’m here today to share some of my favourite techniques for working with sheer and lightweight fabrics. The first experience I ever had sewing any sheer fabrics was when I made my wedding dress 8 years ago. There was ample opportunity to learn – the … Continue reading →
This week I want to show you how to add extra pockets to any tote bag. I’ll demonstrate this with the extra pockets I added at the bottom of the small canvas tote bag that was recently published on our site. Please also check out the full video tutorial showing all … Continue reading →
You’ll love this tutorial if you’re looking for something different for this Easter. It’s a kind of Fabric Easter Egg made with fabric scraps and it has a zipper, so you can put a surprise toy inside. This is a wonderful project for beginners but it would also be fun … Continue reading →
Fabric stabilizer is usually considered pretty essential for embroidery. However, its uses aren’t just limited to machine embroidery because this great product is also usable in other creative ways, such as pattern templates and applique. There are different types of fabric stabilizers, namely tear-away, cut-away, and wash-away fabric stabilizers. Applying … Continue reading →
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