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Janome 8077 Sewing Machine When it comes to sewing and designing your own clothes, the Janome 8077 sewing machine can help you along the way! I think this has happened to most of us at one point in our lives, we set out the perfect outfit for a particular occasion, go through the trouble of finding perfectly matching accessories, matching...
Knitting is a fun and rewarding textile art that anybody can learn. It can be used to create one-of-a-kind articles of clothing, accessories, and even soft toys. Though knitting is traditionally done with two or more needles (discover the best knitting needles), nowadays knitters also have the option of creating custom textiles with manual or fully automated knitting machines. These...
Over the past 25 years or so, I’ve used a lot of dress forms. And I’ve researched even more. The truth is no matter what brand or style of dress form you look at, they all have their drawbacks. I get emails and comments all the time from people who want to buy a best dress form but are...
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,...
Black silk on a white background
It is elegant, expensive, soft, and beautiful. It doesn’t take too many guesses to figure out I’m talking about silk. There are many types of silk fabric, but all of them are special and valuable. Some things never change and our love for silk is one of them. What is it, that makes silk so special? Well, I could...
final body form preview
A body form should have your measurements and nothing more accurate than a replica of you! Is so much easier to create your garments if you have one. There’re huge advantages of making a DIY dress form having your body as template such as: perfect fit, easy to try on your garments and it will cost 50% less than...
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...
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...
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...

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