Click here to download this free Sewing A Straight Line Practice Sheet. Print as many copies as you’d like and get ‘ta sewing! Remember: ~ Take your time and go slowly. Find your comfort zone. ~ Guide, don’t push your paper. ~ Watch the seam guide, not your needle.
Sewing supplies for beginners doesn’t have to be a costly investment. I purchased one of those pre-packaged sewing kits, and found that I only used one item from the kit. I think the idea of them is good, but I found the materials in the kit I purchased were of sub-par quality. Now, that I’ve
Let me answer the question of, “Should I always wash my fabric before sewing?” with a story. Do you want to know the fastest way to learn how to cuss like a sailor? Cut and sew a garment without pre-washing the fabric. Ask me how I know. Eryn, how do you know? One of my
Having a dress form or a willing family member or friend help you make fitting adjustments by yourself is ideal. But all hope is not lost if you find yourself without those resources. Occasionally, my husband has helped me make a few minor fitting tweaks while he has one eyeball on me and another eyeball
There are so many resources out there for to learn sewing skills that can take you from start to finish. But, often times, we have to Google “how to edge stitch” or “how to insert an invisible zipper”. Then we have to comb through dozens of tutorials until we find the one that bests match
In my area, there aren’t many fabric stores with a good and quality selection of fashion fabrics where I can go in and make large purchases in a variety of fabrics. Quilting and home decor fabrics are around every corner, but it feels like the fashion fabric scene when you don’t live in NY, LA, or
I’ve heard you loud and clear! A few weeks ago, I asked my community (email subscribers) what your biggest issue is when it comes to sewing your clothing. An overwhelming majority of you told me that the essential sewing skills were your biggest challenge. So, I’ve come up with the blog post to talk to
THE “F-WORD”: FIT The final fit of the clothes you make can literally make or break your project. Can you imagine spending hours sewing using flawless techniques to create a quality that would last years only to find that when you put the clothes on, they have you looking like this: Geez, I remember