DIY & How to

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...
variety of sewing gifts
Do you find it hard to choose gifts for your friends? If you do - welcome to the club! I love sewing and I have many sewing friends. Picking best gifts for sewers can be a daunting mission while choosing gifts for my other friends can turn into a nightmare. Don’t get me wrong here, I love giving presents,...
man thinking about washing symbols and their compatibility with the machine
Do you know how to read washing symbols on your garments? It sounds like a silly question, but if you take a look at your care labels there are at least several symbols on each of them. Some of them are obvious, like ironing sign, but others look rather cryptic. Dots, circles, squares, and triangles resemble shapes in intelligence...
tailor threading a sewing machine seen from close up
We are witnessing the revival of sewing, quilting, embroidery, knitting and crochet in the 21st century. And it is not slowing down. Sewing is a craft, but it can be an art as well. Anyway, you look at it, it becomes a passion. And the longer you sew, the more reasons you find to love it. However, beginnings can...
pants made on a sewing machine
What’s your favorite item to shop for? I am not sure about the favorite one, but I know that I hate buying pants. Well, it’s a bit of an overstatement probably. Still, nothing gives me so many problems as buying a pair of pants. Most of the times they are too tight, or too loose, or too short,... Anyhow,...
embroidery on a machine
The art of embroidery has a long history. While first embroidery machines were invented in the 19th century, hand embroidery goes back to ancient history. Embroidery was practiced in ancient Greece, Egypt, and China. The art and craft that we love have a long tradition. While it is well worth preserving and pursuing, sometimes you have to get rid...

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