[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 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 need an industrial sewing machine? Take a good look in your basement and perhaps you already know the answer. Down there under the dusty covers and dark shadows, there are the many wounded soldiers of your exploits and garage sales. Unless you are an antique dealer or a … 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 →
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 for Charity, Anyone? One of the nicest things about sewing is that it gives us a great chance to show people who are in need that we care about them. All of us may have already sewn something for our family and friends, but not many of us have … Continue reading →
Sewing is one of those rare fields where women dominate the scene –but there are surely a few men out there who would love to learn to sew at home. So why don’t we see more guys famously sewing when we have many male fashion designers who have made names … Continue reading →
There are so many nice label shops out there, especially on Etsy. I’ve been wanting to get some custom sewing labels for myself for some time now, but for wanting so many different styles, it would cost me a fortune. Now that I know how to make them for next … Continue reading →
Are you any good at keeping a secret? We’ve had to keep something very exciting under wraps for a few months now, but soon will be the time for the big reveal. Keep your eyes peeled for an announcement of the details soon here on the site. Maybe sign up … Continue reading →
I am very privileged to share with you a cause that is close to my heart –sewing for charity. We’ve written about this topic in the past and most recently in our article called Sewing for Charity, Anyone?, but we’ve just been made aware of a story that is truly inspiring. … Continue reading →
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