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 →
Making a pair of fleece winter gloves is not just a matter of tracing your hand on a piece of paper or drawing straight onto the fabric. Believe me, I have actually tried this before and it makes for very uncomfortable gloves… To save you this exercise in trial and … Continue reading →
Do you have garments you’ve either made or bought that have facings? How do you like them? Some of mine seem to work well, others are too big, floppy, irritating, show through to the right side, or just keep getting in the way somehow. So how do you finish … Continue reading →
Do you love vintage designs as much as I do? I’ve always had a fascination with vintage clothing designs. While styles have changed a lot over the years, there are some truly classic vintage designs that continue to look good, or even better, as time goes by. But what is … Continue reading →
By Linda Ann Nickerson In today’s marketplace, the sewing enthusiast may spend hundreds, or even thousands, for a brand-new sewing machine. From a basic appliance to fully-computerized system, this is a capital investment. How can you keep yours humming along in good form? Notions Count Sewing machines can be costly, … Continue reading →
This is a long overdue project, the artist apron pattern. I promised a childhood friend a very long time ago, about 2 years ago, more or less, that I would make this tutorial. Every artist from amateur to professional should have their very own artist apron. Typical of me, I … 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 →
Portability is all the rage these days. For several years now the laptop computer category has grown much, much faster than desktop. As a category, tablets have grown even faster still –but that growth now seems to be slowing a little as the market reaches saturation. So it seems now … Continue reading →
Do you own anything with a lettuce edge hem? Typically seen on little girls’ clothes, but often in women’s clothing too, on the hemline of casuals and maxi dresses. This curly-wurly hemline looks pretty and is practical too, adding no bulk to the hemline and no fabric is turned up … Continue reading →
This Valentine’s Day, we have something special for you –something sweet or something racy– with a free sexy dress pattern and tutorial. This dress comes with a warning! Be careful. You may struggle to keep your lover’s hands off you when wearing this.. This is an intermediate-level project. It will … Continue reading →
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