Getting started with sewing while using a pattern can be overwhelming. With all the symbols and lines it can definitely make you close it back up and put it in the envelope! There is no need to be intimated, once you understand what all the symbols mean.(more…)
Maybe you haven’t sat down at the sewing machine for years. Or your sewing for the first time! This tutorial will first walk you through basic tips and tricks for sewing. Then you can use these tips and tricks to make a face mask. Follow along in the video for detailed instructions.(more…)
Fabric Weights are an alternative to using pins when cutting fabrics. There are times when you should consider using weights instead of pins.
- Chiffon: due to the delicate weight of this material it often shifts and moves when cutting.
- Stretch fabrics: when you pin stretch fabrics you accidentally stretch the fabric.
- Leather or Suede: pinning these fabrics will cause pin marks to be left in the fabric.
Pattern weights are also a great option when you want to speed up cutting. It’s a lot easier to plop down some weights and trace around a pattern than it is to pin each corner of a pattern piece. What are some of your tips and tricks for cutting out fabric and patterns?(more…)
You’ve done it, you’ve finally pieced everything together and are ready to quilt! There are lots of options when it comes to finally quilting your piece. If you don’t have a long arm machine but still want to add detailed quilting to your project you can choose one of these 3 options to get started!(more…)
Sewing with transparent fabrics can be hard and sometimes you will want to hide a seam. Using french seams will create a clean and professional finish to transparent fabrics. Take a shirt and give it a new look by changing the sleeve! Choose either a flutter sleeve or a bishop sleeve and follow along as we transform a classic white dress shirt into a fashion statement!(more…)