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
Design your own fabric using decorative machine embroidery! I'm sure you'll agree, beautiful fabric is one of lifes' necessities...erm...ok...luxuries; the colour, the texture, the feelings it can evoke, the endless creative possibilities. You'll also be aware of how expensive good quality fabric can be. I'm not trying to talk myself out of my surface design job, but I want … [Read more...] about Creative uses for decorative, machine embroidery stitches.
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 Ultimate Guide: Stitch Library
Have you ever wondered who invented the humble sewing machine? Being a professional sewer 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 its original invention so I've tried to glean the main contributors … [Read more...] about Who Invented the Sewing Machine?