As humans become more aware of the harmful impact our daily living activities sometimes have on our environment, we are frequently encouraged to use non-polluting materials. Different kinds of eco-friendly fabric and textiles are now being developed and those who are ecologically aware are keeping watch of these innovative and … Continue reading →
I think millennials should learn to sew and here’s why. One of the fastest growing waste products being thrown into our landfills nowadays is textile waste. In the United States alone, it is estimated that there is an alarming 3.8 billion pounds of textile waste that’s being dumped into the … Continue reading →
What a great thing to sew for summer As the weather starts to warm up and we head towards summer, now’s the perfect time to think about some fruit sewing projects. Look at all these juicy, fruity projects and patterns! You’ll find everything from appliques, to quilts, to pincushions and … Continue reading →
I’ve had this pattern on my mind for a while now and at last, ‘It’s a Wrap!’ The Wrap Top is loosely based on the original Wrap Dress pattern that has been downloaded thousands of times and been one of the most popular patterns on the site so far. This … Continue reading →
I just wanted to let everyone know that the Singer Quantum Stylist 9985 Giveaway is well underway. Also, if you’ve followed any of our previous giveaways, you’ll know we usually change the fabric selection with the “Tell Us What You’d Make With This” option to enter with a comment on … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 3 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subjects for today are: Cutting your fabric and pattern matching. How to cut out your fabric Well let’s take a look at fabric. You might have bought something plain without a design like the navy skirt, … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 2 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subjects for today are: Drafting your custom fit pattern, and all about ease and seam allowances. Drafting your custom fit skirt pattern I admit it – I’m a funny shape. No hourglass figure for me – … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 1 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Overview, tools and equipment, and how to choose fabric. Overview Let’s have a look at the skirt we are going to make together. It’s a simple skirt but flattering and versatile. Can … Continue reading →
I named this easy romper Salina. In Spanish, the name means “salt pan”. You’ll understand why in a minute and if you have ever seen a salt pan, like the ones out in the desert in the western US. Many years ago, I visited Etosha National Park in Namibia famous for … Continue reading →
We looked before about how to print on fabric and I carried out a review of 4 different methods. Freezer paper sheets Freezer paper on a roll Ready-made printable fabric sheets Fusible web such as Heat N Bond Check out the earlier article for the review and information on all … Continue reading →
It’s time for another giveaway! – just in time for summer. It’s been almost six months since our last giveaway where Kathy P. from Secaucus, New Jersey won the new Husqvarna Viking Jade 20 sewing machine. And this time, have we’ve got something very special for you. The Singer Quantum … Continue reading →
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