Sewing Advice

Know Your Fabric

Fabric excites me and one of the things I love most about sewing is the sheer variety of fabrics available. For anyone who is as passionate as me about sewing, walking into a fabric store is a visual treat! Fabrics in a delightful medley of colors and prints jostle for attention as they lie in [...]

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Prepping For Your Project

Prepping for your projects is probably the most boring part of sewing but unfortunately, it’s something that has to be done. Prepping paves the way for a frustration-free time ahead and also ensures a perfect end product. So, no matter how boring or tedious you find it, prep you must. Pre-Shrink Your Fabric While stopping [...]

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5 Tips That Ensure The Success Of Your Sewing Project

For me, there’s nothing more frustrating than realizing mid-way through a project that there’s something going wrong somewhere. Worse still, is the realization that it is probably something I did or did not do in the initial stages. It could be that I did not measure one part correctly or I’ve assembled the parts in [...]

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Ergonomic Sewing Tips

Sewing is a hobby that can truly grow on you. You start off thinking you are going to spend an hour or so every once in a while at the sewing machine but before you know it, you find yourself spending more and more time at the machine. What draws you in is seeing the [...]

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Types Of Sewing Machine Stitches

I stitched my very first outfit on my grandmother’s sewing machine, which had only straight stitch capability. I have to admit, it turned out pretty good even though there were a lot of hand stitching involved to give it the finishing touches. Today, I cannot imagine completing any project using only straight stitches. But that’s [...]

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You’re All Set To Start… 3 Sewing Tips for Beginners

You’ve got all your sewing supplies together, you’ve read the manual and set up your sewing machine and you are all set to start sewing. To make it easy for you, I’ve put together a few valuable sewing tips for beginners that I learnt when I was just starting out. Sometimes, it’s the little things [...]

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3 Things You Should Think About Even Before You Start to Sew

When you’ve just got a brand new sewing machine, it’s hard to resist the temptation to just dive in and get started. If you’ve sewed before, great! Go right on ahead and give in to the temptation. However, if you are new to sewing, here are a few tips and tricks that will help make [...]

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Tips For Staying Organized While Sewing

I’ve been sewing for years now and if there’s one thing I’ve learnt along the way, it’s the importance of staying organized. Unfortunately, I learnt this the hard way. All excited about my new Brother CS6000i sewing machine, I decided to sew Christmas pillow covers to give away as gifts to family and friends. I [...]

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How To Thread A Sewing Machine Without Getting Tied Up In Knots

You’ve got a great pattern for that fabulous leopard print fabric you found in the store and you’ve managed to convince grandma to let you use her sewing machine but you just can’t get started because you do not know how to thread a sewing machine! You’ve seen grandma do it a hundred times and [...]

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