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Do you struggle with getting the perfect fit, even though you have an adjustable dress form in your size? You’re not alone. As if it weren’t bad enough that the fashion industry tries to stuff us all into 10 measly different sizes. We can’t even fit our own clothes on a dummy that’s shaped just right. Even adjustable models can’t...
woman learning to sew on her machine
Your grandma got it right. There is something in the act of sewing that transcends the boundaries of usefulness. It’s an act that calms the soul and helps us find yet another purpose in life. Even though it isn’t easy to master, the learning process will boost your confidence and let you realize that there are no limits and...
how to use a sewing machine
As far as sewing machines are concerned, it is not very easy to handle them with a wide variety of options. However, you have to understand that the basic operation is the same with all machines. Hence, if you learn the basics for how to use a sewing machine, you can deal with any model, irrespective of its features. By...
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...
Birdnests are not only annoying, they reduce productivity and can potentially ruin the entire project. What are birdnests? How do you prevent them? How do you recover from them? Find out here! What is a Birdnest? The term birdnest is commonly used to refer to the wad of needle thread that forms on the underside of the embroidery. A friend of mine calls it “thread vomit” and...
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...

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