Quilters are familiar with the walking foot, and generally, they have one in their possession. However, many other generalist sewists aren’t aware of the many reasons you need a walking foot and everything it can do for you. This specialty foot is larger compared to the regular foot and more … Continue reading →
I think there must be a giant invisible poodle living in my house. It is disguised as a teenage girl and she is tiny, with small hands and feet not even 75 pounds and yet, but when she comes out of the bathroom there is a Dracula cloud that follows her. When … Continue reading →
I love up-cycling clothes, making alterations, and sewing for the home. I like finding quick and easy projects that reward me right away because when I’m not sewing, I’m doing yoga. With this small time frame in mind, I made curtains. What!? You might be thinking, such a big project, and … Continue reading →
If you’ve ever dressed a little baby, you’ll know how much they like to wiggle; making it really difficult to put any clothes on them. Any item of clothing which needs to go over the baby’s head, or has lots of fiddly buttons can be especially cumbersome. That’s why I love … Continue reading →
Learning to lengthen any pants pattern is a basic skill all sewers should know. We come in all body shapes and sizes, the variations are numerous. For some additional thought, please check out the linked article. So we need to learn how to fit patterns to our body It is … Continue reading →
The bra top pattern I am sharing with you today is one of the pieces of lingerie I used to help me get through the last winter. I thought that this project could give you some comfort while we go back into our homes to endure another cold winter. I … Continue reading →
Two different fabrics may be used for the same events, but that doesn’t mean they are exactly the same. The preference and taste of the user is a factor in choosing which fabric to use. Because of this, one may prefer a special kind of fabric for their special day … Continue reading →
I hope the series about spending in the sewing room has been interesting and useful these past few weeks. We’ve looked at whether spending more money on sewing tools, gadgets and gizmos can give you better sewing results, save you time or just make sewing more fun. Covered so far: … Continue reading →
Being a sewing enthusiast you probably already know a lot about selecting fabrics and threads, several types of machine and hand stitches as well as how to select and run maintenance on your sewing machine. Yes, you do know a lot of things about sewing so let’s go ahead and … Continue reading →
When my son was a baby, he loved to watch “Walking with Dinosaurs,” that great BBC documentary series. When I say “loved” I mean he watched it every day at the same time, 11:30 am, for half an hour –he was 11 months old. This routine lasted for a year. … 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 →
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