Tool tips – budget or quality? Sewing scissors

Should you buy a really good pair of sewing scissors or will a budget pair perform just as well?

We’ve been looking at sewing tools recently and asking if you can get better sewing results, save time in the sewing room or just have more fun if you spend more money.  Covered so far: Sewing machines Seam rippers Today I’m looking at another sewing essential and something you use … Continue reading

It’s a Snap! Where and How to Use KAMsnaps

Introduction to KAM Snaps. Where and how to use them, how to set them, examples of projects where they can be used.

Hi from Laura over at CraftyHour!  I’m excited to be here today to talk to you about how to use KAMsnaps! I’ve been using KAMsnaps for several years and I’d like to share some thoughts on installing them and where they are useful. I originally bought my snap press over 6 years ago when I was … Continue reading

Christmas Tree Garland

Sew this cute Christmas Tree garland to hang on your mantle, or even on the tree itself. Great use for scraps, and the kids could help make this.

Hi everyone! My name is Caroline and I blog over at SewCaroline.com where you can expect to find a variety of handmade goodness such as DIYs, handmade fashion, and sewing tips. I am so excited to be a part of Deby’s Seasonal Sewing Series this year. Today I am really excited to … Continue reading

Three Ways to Make an Easy Tassel

easy tassle

Here are three ways to make an easy tassel.  Tassels have been made and used for centuries from the times of ancient Rome until today as ornaments, embellishments, and decorations.  They were often viewed as symbols of power and prestige.  Today, they mainly just make things like our handbags and curtain … Continue reading

Protect Your Privacy With An RFID Shielded Handbag: The Pattern Is FREE!

RFID shielded handbag

I have been looking for the perfect shopping handbag.  After a lot of research, I now realize there is no such thing.  Unless you want to walk around with a safety deposit box as a handbag, there is not a completely secure handbag.  However, there are certainly a lot of … Continue reading