5 good sewing habits to follow

5 good sewing habits to follow

We all know we should have good habits. Eat well. Get enough sleep. Exercise daily. Yes, we’ve heard this a million times. But what are good sewing habits? Below I’ve compiled some of the habits I try to sew by! Great for beginners and always a good...
Tips for beginners to make sewing projects easier

Tips for beginners to make sewing projects easier

Okay, none of these sewing supplies are a secret. They’re all readily available, but make sewing projects so much easier. These products and what I call ‘derp tips’ are things I’ve learned over the years and are items I regularly use in my...
How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

There is a lot of instruction and guidelines for a commercial sewing pattern. Part 2 of ‘How to read a sewing pattern’ covers reading pattern instructions, fabric layout guides, and what pattern symbols actually mean. Jump to a section How to read a sewing...
How to read a sewing pattern – Part 2

How to read a sewing pattern – Part 1

You may have found that sewing pattern directions are complete and utter horse dung. Yes, sewing pattern instructions can seem damn near worthless.  Where do you begin? Why are the instructions so cryptic? WHERE ARE THE PICTURES? Why does it look like a treasure map...
How to make a face mask with a filter pocket

How to make a face mask with a filter pocket

Make your own face mask with a filter pocket from your scrap fabric and a little bit of elastic or ribbon. These masks are 100% cotton and function similar to surgical masks. There are 2 layers of cotton and an opening in the back to insert a filter, such as a micron...
How to make piping and sew it in a seam

How to make piping and sew it in a seam

Let me show you how to make your own piping and how to sew it in a seam. It’s an easy process and you’ll be wondering why you didn’t try it sooner! Supplies: Piping fabricCordingZipper foot or piping footPinsThread Making your own piping Step 1: Cut...