Introduction The flax fields are blooming in a beautiful display of blue-purple flowers. Bees fill the air with their happy flight, children duck and dive through the waist-high stalks. The seasons eventually change and soon the stalks will begin to ripen into a bright blonde, signaling the farmers to begin … Continue reading →
Knowing good basic sewing skills always comes in handy. But sometimes, challenging fabrics can still be too much to handle. Indeed, what may seem like simple tasks of folding and cutting fabric can become frustrating –not to mention the difficulties that will be encountered when we start running our sewing … Continue reading →
Do you love leather sewing projects? Leather is a fantastic material to sew. You can make all sorts of bags, belts, and even pieces of clothing with this natural product. Leather is available in all sorts of colors, thicknesses, and patterns. Check out our links from Amazon at the bottom … 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 →
At home, I have eight ugly, crackly, and wavy old-looking vinyl placemats that I keep using every day. Sadly, they have become an eyesore in my kitchen. However, as you all know, I hate throwing things away –so I thought I’d breathe new life into them. In this article, I … 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 →
One of the oldest natural fabrics, linen was first made from the flax plant thousands of years ago. This lustrous, high-quality fabric continues to be popular today. Durable, strong, smooth, and highly breathable, linen is ideal for use in clothing. If cared for properly, linen products can last for longer … Continue reading →
Mending large holes to repair garments we love and because we need to do our part to stop polluting our environment. We have touched lightly on the subject of basic mending we can do at home, and the cost of fashion, watch the video and perhaps you will never set … Continue reading →
Viscose (known in the US as Rayon) often elicits very strong feelings. Some sewists hate this material, while others see its benefits. I remember back in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s when this fabric started to be popular and it was used for numerous garments that you would see … Continue reading →
I thought I should start the new season by writing about the textiles of my home country, Panama. I haven’t lived there for many years, but it is, of course, a place near and dear to my heart. Panama is found in the Central America regions, between Colombia on the … Continue reading →
Whether you’re planning to hem a garment or strengthen your stitches, adhesives for sewing are obviously a great help. Aside from being perfectly suited to certain jobs, they are also intuitive and easy to use. Additionally, as long as you follow the manufacturer’s instructions, they are simple to handle and … Continue reading →
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