In the second part of my series about inserting zips into your projects, we'll be looking at how to create semi-concealed zips. What are semi-concealed zips? A semi-concealed zip refers to the way the zip is inserted into the project. With this method the teeth of the zip will not be visible from the right side of the fabric although the stitching will. You may decide to … [Read more...] about Semi-concealed Zips – Zips, Part 2
This week on the blog I'm looking at how to insert invisible zips. Zips are a fantastic invention, thank you Mr Whitcomb L. Judson (1893), but the nemesis of many a sewer! They have the reputation for being difficult to use. However, if you take your time and follow a few basic guidelines they are really quite straightforward. Types of Zip Zips themselves come in a number … [Read more...] about Invisible Zip – Zips, Part 1
As 2017 draws to a close, I would like to take a little look back over the last 12 months. It's easy to overlook our achievements as we rush through our busy lives. We strive constantly to reach the next goal without really appreciating the things that we have done. Achieve At the beginning of 2017, I chose a word for the year; something to read and keep me focused on my … [Read more...] about Achieve: My word for the year
The Secrets to Successful Sewing I have 5 secrets to successful sewing and they will probably surprise you. 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 … [Read more...] about Successful Sewing: My 5 Secrets
Have you ever wondered who invented the humble sewing machine? As I sew for a living, I thought I'd do a little research and share my findings. The discovery that this everyday object emerged from very complicated origins may surprise you. Who invented the Sewing Machine? There are many claims to who originally invented the sewing machine, so I've tried to glean the main … [Read more...] about Who Invented the Sewing Machine?