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old sewing machine seen from close up
The interest in vintage items is on the rise over the last couple of years. Every year there are more shops and events that sell or celebrate vintage clothing, vintage furniture, vintage cars, and many other vintage items. Sewists didn’t skip this new-old trend. Vintage sewing machines are in demand as well. Why we love these old items, and...
Colorful needle bed with sewing pins
When I first started sewing, I knew I needed sewing pins. So, I walked into a sewing shop only to find out that there were so many different kinds! Seriously? They were not all the same, so how to choose a proper kind? I decided to buy the prettiest kind assuming that it can’t be a big deal. Oh...
Hemming pants equipment
Whether you’re just beginning your sewing adventures or you’re an experienced sewist, you can’t sew all of your clothes. Well, you can in theory. But a lack of time, the thrills of shopping, or any other reason will make you go shopping occasionally. While I usually love shopping, there’s a piece of garment that always gives me some trouble....
girl sewing by hand a piece of fabric
Sewing machines are taking over and the art of hand sewing slowly sinks into oblivion. Or maybe not? I have to admit that I get a little bit nostalgic when it comes to hand sewing. After all, sewing is one of the oldest human crafts. We started sewing during the Old Stone Age at least 50,000 years ago. It...
Quilt with quilting thread
New sewists often want to try quilting as well. However, once you try it, chances are you will be quilting forever. Usually, people are hesitant to start something new and unfamiliar. Not being sure about the process can cause all kinds of uncertainties and fears. Can you do it by hand or you need a fancy quilting machine? Am...
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...
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,...
Antique sewing machine
I’ve said it many times, but I’ll say it again - sewing is a passion. We love sewing for many different reasons. But, how much do you know about sewing history? Do you know when was the sewing machine invented? And who invented it? Answers to these questions won’t improve your sewing skills, but it’s nice to know that...
Sewing Machine Feet seen from close up
Your sewing machine probably came with several different presser feet. But, how many sewing machine feet do you use? After all, your sewing machine came with an attached all-purpose foot, which means it is good for almost all purposes, right? There is some truth to it, but avoiding to use different presser feet puts some limitations to both your...
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...

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