There are a bewildering array of sewing tools available for today's sewers. Today I want to share with you my choice of what I consider to be the essential sewing ones. I don't mean the latest trendy gadgets, I mean the basic, tried and tested can't do without tools of the trade. Tools of the Trade Sewing Machine If you are considering purchasing a machine for the first … [Read more...] about Sewing Tools: My Essential Top Ten
Sewing Hints & Tips
Secrets to Successful Sewing. Sewing is a skill that we have to learn and not something we are born with. Sometimes people refuse to learn anything new because they may feel vulnerable, but that's how we grow. Staying inside our comfort zones is safe but it also means that we never experience anything new. Read on to discover my 5 secrets to being successful, not just at … [Read more...] about 5 Secrets to Successful Sewing.
A stitch library is something every sewer should make. "I finally bought the sewing machine, now what?" I bet this question resonates with lots of people who've bought a sewing machine. You've dreamt of the day you can fill your world with things you've sewn yourself. The entire new wardrobe of clothes you'll be able to make, the curtains and cushions...lots and lots of … [Read more...] about Stitch Library – Ultimate Guide
Not all thread is created equal. That may surprise some people, but like most things in life there are good ones and not so good ones! This guide is to help you differentiate between the various types used for machine sewing, quilting and patchwork. My top tip is to always buy the best you can afford. Buying cheaply is false economy. Chances are you will not be happy with … [Read more...] about Thread: A Beginners Guide