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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...
chair next to a sewing machine
Having a hobby or passion seems to be pretty expensive these days. Whatever you engage in, there are myriads of tools and accessories that you need to be fully prepared. Or that’s what manufacturers and commercials tell you. And they all cost money. If you’re just starting your sewing adventure, most people will tell you that you’ll need a...
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,...

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