Items needed: Design you wish to embroider by hand. I googled images to select one and printed it out in the size I desired) Fabric of choice (I tend to use fine muslin, or linen fabrics) Embroidery hoop of selected size. Window with good light coming through or light box Tape Fabric marking pen. I […]
There are 2 basic types of disappearing ink pens used for marking sewing patterns. These are not your everyday felt marking pens, but pens designed for the sewer. Â One type of pen is made to disappear on its own after 3 or so days, so you need to consider this when you mark your pattern. […]
Why do people feel the need to label how something was sewn together? I have created fabric items, starting when I was 7, and always considered them “custom made!”. Â “Custom Made” means made special for a specific purpose with specific requirements. Â Yes, I have been well paid to create garments for people, and I […]
One of the most frustrating things which happens when you’re sewing with your machine is when the thread breaks! Not only does it slow you down, but sometimes, decorative stitches being created have to be removed back to a good starting point, before you can continue. If the problem persist here are some things to […]
This is one of the most useful tools I use when sewing.Â For years I have hand made my own to use, then tossing out when they get â€œused upâ€.Â I hope you will find this as handy and useful in your sewing as I have. Â Follow the images below to see how I use […]
I am starting a little project on some linen fabric as a gift.Â When checking the fabric in the store, I knew I would not get an accurate cut on the crosswise grain of the fabric.Â This crosswise grainline is made with the filler or Â â€œwelfâ€ yarn.Â This is not the stronger of the two […]
how to read the most basic portion of a non metric measurement device.
I have always been a big fan of covered snaps to give a garment a classy finish!
This little outfit was made for my 7 year old grand daughter, who loves anything horses, especially riding them at the other grandma’s house.
One of the biggest issues with sewing machine users is bobbin â€œpukeâ€, as one student called the ratâ€™s nest of thread that developed in and around her bobbin case of her sewing machine. One important thing to understand is that not all bobbins fit your specific sewing machine.