A lot has been written about the many benefits of quilting, but it is only in the last couple of years that scientists and scholars really started to study this claim. A long time ago, quilting was done for a very practical reason –to keep the family warm especially during … Continue reading →
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THE HOME PAGE AS WE FREQUENTLY RUN SIMILAR GIVEAWAYS. One of our most popular giveaways ever, the Brother Serger Giveaway, ended a couple of days ago. There were almost 33,000 entries so the participation was really fantastic! Doreen S. from Eagle … Continue reading →
Whether you are a beginner in the sewing world or an expert who has completed innumerable projects, there is always a chance that your sewing machine might create some trouble for you. Sometimes it can be that annoying sound or as bad as the machine refusing to work at all. Here … Continue reading →
We’re delighted to announce the winner of the Brother Serger Giveaway. I’m sure the lucky winner is going to really enjoy this new Brother machine. It’s a very popular serger and we’ve actually written a lot about it here on the site including instructional videos like this one on how … Continue reading →
This elastic waist linen shorts project is something that has been requested by quite a few of you by email. I appreciate the kind request. Sometimes I forget that the majority of the readers of this blog are beginners. So sometimes I need to dial back my impulses and to … Continue reading →
Considered as one of the oldest kinds of textile arts, hand sewing started during the Paleolithic Age, when Stone Age people made clothes out of fur and skin. We published an article recently tracing the origins of sewing back over 25,000 years to the very beginning. I Love You with … Continue reading →
Another free pattern for you today. Another quick and simple to sew dress pattern that looks good on lots of different body shapes. I know many of you will be feeling the chill as you are approaching winter, but that also means many are feeling things warming up and summer … Continue reading →
If your reaction to the words “Computerized Sewing Machine” is something more like what you’d expect if I just yelled “Plague!!!!” …then this article is meant for you. What you need to do is calm yourself, open your mind, take a deep breath, and be prepared to learn something new! … Continue reading →
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t too familiar with the Minions franchise until a reader suggested doing this roundup of free Minions sewing patterns. My kids were too old in 2015 when the film came out so we pretty much missed the phenomenon that developed around the characters. The film … Continue reading →
This is the Micro Boston Bag pattern, a great way to use your scraps so you don’t have to go shopping. To tell you the truth, I don’t know what to think about this virus anymore. It’s hard to tell what’s true or not. But, just in case, I am … 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 →
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