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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...
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...
best baby lock sewing machines
Baby Lock sewing machines may not be as prominent as Singer and Brother brands. But, when it comes to quality and performance, Baby Lock matches and sometimes exceeds these most popular brands. Baby Lock sewing machines are excellent and reliable. If you’re searching for a new sewing machine, a Baby Lock might be worth considering.  Don’t get me wrong here....
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...
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...
mini sewing machine
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....
various sewing tables content
When it comes to sewing tables, size does matter. Not that there are any strict rules, though. Someone might prefer a large, spacious sewing tables with loads of drawers, big and small, to accommodate both the bulkiest and the tiniest items. Others have their sewing gear confined to very small rooms, which means they definitely couldn’t make use of...
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....
A comparison between two popular sewing machine brands in the US, Janome, and Brother. Both have their strengths and weaknesses. Brother and Janome are two prominent sewing machine brands in the US. Brother is the most popular sewing machine brand in the US, there is no question about that. Janome, on the other hand, is a brand which is fueled...

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