So you want to enlarge a sewing or craft pattern from a book, but you don’t want to run to the library to use the copy machine? Use your iPhone and MacBook!
Jackpot! My Ribbon/Sequin foot (RS) was genius at sewing this long folded strip of fabric. You are really going to want one for your sewing machine!
A gal can never have too many baskets or two many sewing machine feet, can she? I finished the raw edges this fold up basket as an excuse to use my overcast sewing machine foot and show you how! Learn how to finish your seams as well as all kinds of raw edges using the overcast foot that your sewing machine hopefully came with.
There are a bunch of sewing tutorials out there that show how to make bias trim… but you (dear readers) keep asking me how, so here’s how I do it!
Accurate cutting is so important. Whether you are using scissors, or rotary cutters, more precise cutting will make your sewing easier and your projects look better. Grab these 3 tips for more accurate cutting and you’ll be cutting like a professional in no time!
I love sewing welt zipper pockets! They are so easy to customize for any project… my favorite place to sew them is on a tote bag. But I’ve also seen them on pants, pouches, wallets, and even shoes!
Hand sewing seems to be one of those ‘love it or hate it’ activities. I used to hate it until I got better at it and learned a few tricks. I hesitate to admit that this trick for hiding thread ends is something I learned way too late. Now that my hand sewing looks invisible, I love it.
Aren’t these zippers beautiful? Sewing a metal zipper into a simple pouch or your next purse will dress it up like jewelry does around your neck. Check out these examples…
Would you like to know how to bind your quilt with your sewing machine? Let me show you all my tricks. As I have grown to love modern quilts, and as the time I have to make them has become less and less – I opt to sew my quilt binding on all by machine now – and it looks beautiful!
If your sewing machine can sew a zig zag, then it can sew with a double needle! Use my easy method for a professional hem.