Every sewer should have at least two pairs of sewing scissors, one for cutting fabric and the other for trimming excess fabric and loose threads. There are however all sorts of cutting tools available, you’ve got your scissors, snips & shears. Knowing which tool to use for which job can be the difference between the home-made or professional look. Discover now...
Knitting is a fun and rewarding textile art that anybody can learn. It can be used to create one-of-a-kind articles of clothing, accessories, and even soft toys. Though knitting is traditionally done with two or more needles (discover the best knitting needles), nowadays knitters also have the option of creating custom textiles with manual or fully automated knitting machines. These...
Today we’ll be looking at and comparing 6 good quilting sewing machines in order to determine the best sewing machine for quilting. We opted to only consider machines that give you everything you need to quilt out of the box. In other words, at the very least these machines need to give you both a quilting table accessory AND at...
Over the past 25 years or so, I’ve used a lot of dress forms. And I’ve researched even more. The truth is no matter what brand or style of dress form you look at, they all have their drawbacks. I get emails and comments all the time from people who want to buy a best dress form but are...
Do you struggle with getting the perfect fit, even though you have a 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 always...
Many people looking for essential ways of doing something while relaxing often resolve to Knitting. It is a perfect way to rest and zone out from the hassles of the week. However, the activity doesn't come easy, not with the wrong choice of a Knitting Set. Whether you are a seasoned Knitter's or a beginner, choosing the best set...
How To Start A Tailoring Business From Home Wondering how to make money by offering a sewing or embroidery service? If you're looking for a business opportunity that you can start from home and are an avid sewing enthusiast. Home Sewing Business Ideas Whatever your specialty, whether it's creating exquisite wedding dresses or beautiful sewing curtains, you're bound to have a local market...
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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...
Where to Buy Best Sewing Machine Today? Best Sewing Machine Buying Guide If you're thinking about buying a sewing machine and need a little advice, the following information is for you. With so many different manufacturers on the market today, it can be a little confusing and overwhelming to decide what to purchase. The information below will help you select a...
Elastic Guide For Sewing - Choosing the Right Elastic for Your Sewing Project I sew a lot of stretch fabrics, mostly dance and skating costumes. For the past 20 years or so, I thought “if it stretches, it’s good enough.” But recently I’ve learned the real uses for the different types of elastic. Did you know some types are meant...