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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....
hand made felt star decoration
Humans have made felt since the dawn of civilization. The oldest remains of felt date back at least to 6,000 B.C. In the last couple of decades, we are witnessing the revival of the interest in felt and it is constantly growing in popularity. What is felt, exactly, and why is it becoming popular again? Felt is a non woven...
lady ironing clothes with her iron
Sewing is unimaginable without ironing. Well, pressing to be exact. It is an absolutely essential tool for sewing. Fortunately, there are hundreds of different models available on the market, so it should be easy to choose the best iron that fits your needs. Or maybe not? We like to have more choices, but we actually don’t like to choose....
woman packing and selling her products
You may be a crafter or artisan that creates unique handmade items. Maybe you have a small homemade goods business. Or you just love vintage items and you would like to turn it into a business. Etsy is an e-commerce website created to join together people who create and/or sell handmade items, vintage items, and craft supplies. In a...
girl sewer thinking about an overcast foot
If you bought a sewing machine in this century, chances are, it came with several presser feet and many built-in stitches. A multitude of options can be quite overwhelming for newbies. That’s why the majority of new sewists end up using only a handful of stitches and even fewer presser feet. While you don’t have to use all of...
woman cutting fabric with scissors
Almost every sewing or quilting project involves some fabric cutting. It doesn’t seem to be the most important part of the project. Cutting fabric is easy, isn’t it? You can use shears, rotary cutter or even fabric cutter machine if you have one. Fabric cutter machines and rotary cutters are more used for quilting projects, while a good, sharp...
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...
various knitting accessories
Knitting is trendy these days. It is an addictive craft. Most of the people that quit knitting, do it during their first project. Once you overcome the first obstacle, chances are you will be knitting for a long time. While it takes only a set of needles and hank of yarn to get started, as you progress you will...
man putting a thread through a needle
It can be pretty tough for a new knitter to even figure out the knitting terminology, let alone to learn how to choose and use the equipment and all the different accessories. Knitting will open up a world of wonders to you, but that world can start unfurling only when you’re past the initial learning stages. Just like with...

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