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how to hand quilt
If you want to know how to hand quilt, you’re in the right place. This ancient technique is still popular and rewarding - and not even all that difficult!Quilting is at least a couple of thousand years old. The oldest evidence we have, is an ivory figure of an Egyptian pharaoh wearing some kind of quilted cloak. It is...
Halloween Costume Ideas
With Halloween costume ideas, it's never too early to start thinking, planning, and getting crafty!Most holidays are special in their own way, but Halloween stands out more than the others. You’re not convinced? Well, just think about it. It’s the only holiday where you can act silly, crazy, and ridiculous and no one will hold it against you. It...
embroidery tools
Hand embroidery is easy to learn. Or so they say. But, if you ask me, every beginning is difficult. If you want to give it a try, it might be challenging to get things going. There are so many different approaches and tutorials about embroidery tools, supplies, and stitching guides.Truth be told, most of them are telling the truth,...
best baby lock sewing machines
Baby Lock sewing machines may not be as prominent as Singer and Brother brands. But, when it comes to quality and performance, Baby Lock matches and sometimes exceeds these most popular brands. Baby Lock sewing machines are excellent and reliable. If you’re searching for a new sewing machine, a Baby Lock might be worth considering. Don’t get me wrong here....
mesh fabric
Have you ever passed by a piece of pretty mesh fabric, but decided not to buy it just because you didn't know how to use it? Well, it’s time to change that.Mesh fabric has so many potential uses. While it comes with certain challenges, it is not that difficult to sew. So, you shouldn’t waste some good opportunities just...
viscose
What fabric is soft, luxurious, flowy, vivid, and affordable? If the word “affordable” was missing from the question, I would bet my sewing machine that the answer would have been silk. But, silk is pretty expensive. Well, if you don’t know the answer, it is viscose.It is a fabric that is widely used yet many people don’t really know...
mini sewing machine
The mini sewing machine is both highly praised and criticized by sewists. Critics usually say that they are no better than toys, can’t sew through thick fabric, and they are not nearly as durable as good old metal sewing machines.But these harsh words are unjust and wrong founded. I have to say that these critics got it all wrong....
sewing machine case
Every seamstress knows that it takes time, effort, and research to choose a sewing machine. We are pretty meticulous when buying fabric as well (even though we always buy more than we need). However, we aren’t that thorough when we are buying a sewing machine case.Maybe it’s not necessary to overthink cases, totes and other storage or carrying options....
how to sew a zipper
While newbies are usually eager to master basic skills, I have noticed that zippers seem to intimidate beginners as if they are way out of their league. Well, they are not! If you don’t know how to sew a zipper, it is time to learn.Sewing is trendy these days and the number of new sewists is skyrocketing. The growing...
knitting stitches
‘Nothing lasts forever’ is one of the oldest phrases. It may be true, but some things can last pretty long. Knitting is an ancient technique of creating fabric with two needles and yarn that never goes out of trend. Maybe we’ll stop knitting one day, but at the moment knitting stitches are popular as ever. From our grannies to...