Having the right tools and supplies makes all the difference!
Ribbon can be one of the most useful items in your sewing stash. The free sewing projects in this roundup post are all made with ribbon and yet each one is different from the next. The free patterns are printable…
There is a DIY trend that I simply love… and I might be obsessed with – tassels!
I LOVE to use the walking foot on my sewing machine (also known as an even-feed foot). I’ve gotten questions over the years about why I am using it for one project or another. So here’s the (kind-of) long version if you want me to share all… Then I’ll list the situations where I like to use it most.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a ‘Sewing 201‘ post! I’ve been sewing with my rolled hem foot quite a bit lately, so I snapped a few photos. In this blog post I’m going to share some tips and tricks to get this foot working for you. The rolled hem foot sews just that, a narrow rolled hem that’s pretty on scarves, blouses, dresses, or even curtains.
Whoever made up the phrase ‘I can’t even sew a straight line!’ didn’t know what they were talking about because sewing a straight line is one of the hardest things to master.
That’s why I’m so glad there are lots of tools (and a few tricks) available to us to make it much easier to sew straight. Because let’s face it: having straight seam lines, topstitching, edgestitching, and sometimes quilting can make your project look a lot more professional.
When I started this blog nearly 7 years ago, I was sewing from a corner of our family room and anything I bought came out of our family’s budget – keeping expenses down was extremely important!
In the 30+ years that I’ve been sewing, I’ve learned so many lessons (and made some silly mistakes along the way).
Probably the lesson I’m the most grateful for – is how to say no.
There are lots of sewing things that I say ‘no’ to. Here are five…
A long time ago I didn’t love sewing so much (gasp!).
But now I do. I. Do. Love. Sewing. So Much!
So what happened?
Your sewing machine needs to be cleaned regularly in order to keep running like you want it to. Do you open her up at least once a month to get rid of those dust bunnies? I sure hope so!