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Do you want your sewing projects to look professionally handmade? Check out these tips and tricks for more professional topstitching. What is topstiching? Topstitching can be a single row, or multiple rows of regular machine stitching that is placed on the outside of...read more
4 practical reasons why you need to master your sewing skills! There are so many reasons why you should master your sewing skills. If your going to sew, it’s worth doing it well, right? I’m going to tell you my top 4 practical reasons why you need to...read more
A look at vertical grainlines and marking and cutting sewing hacks! Grainlines Key terms Lengthwise grain (straight of grain) The lengthwise grain of the fabric is parallel to the selvage edge of the fabric. The selvage is also known as the warp. Selvage edges are...read more
Stitches are a integral part of sewing. Every seamstress should master these eight sewing stitches. Let’s take a closer look at the top 8 sewing stitches you should know. 8 Basic sewing stitches every seamstress should master Straight Stitch What is a straight...read more
Knits are some of the most popular fabrics for many reasons. Knits are versatile, comfortable and they stretch(!), making them highly popular! I don’t know about you, but…I sure do love my sweats! Before I reveal the ONE thing you NEED to know, let’s...read more
Learn the six simple steps to draft a custom fit bodice pattern block! Why custom pattern blocks? If you are interested in making clothing tailored to your body, learning how to draft a set of custom fitting pattern blocks is a must! If it seems like it is to...read more
Do you set yourself up to be successful or for failure when planning a sewing project? Learn 7 ways to better prepare for your next sewing project. It happens, we are all get into a hurry to finish sewing something! But, I believe that if we set ourselves up for...read more
Have you ever sewn on a button with a needle and thread? Well, no more! For some unknown reason, my husband looses buttons on his pants like they are going out of style! And, I don’t know about you…But, I’m not one of those sewer’s who finds...read more
We know, as environmentally conscious individuals know that every consumer product has some sort of impact on the environment. And we understand that it is our responsibility to weigh the effects of a product when choosing what we will purchase and consume. But, have...read more
A complete look at the most common fashion pleats. A pleat is folded excess fabric that creates fullness. Pleats are used both as a design element and for functionality and ease of movement. They are created by doubling over fabric on itself to produce a fold. Pleats...read more