15 Tips: What To Do With Your Sewing Patterns

You’ve searched the pattern books, found the perfect pattern for your material, and now you are off home to make it up. What is the first thing you need to do? You will have selected a pattern for your size. When you open the envelope, everything is folded neatly.

1. Take the instruction sheet which […]

10 Good Reasons to Take Up Cross Stitch

There are a numerous reasons for taking up the beguiling, blue-collar craft of cross stitch, ten of which are shown below. So continue reading then pay a visit to your local craft shop and start your cross stitching career today.

1. Why “blue-collar” you might ask? Well! When compared to most other pastimes, cross stitch […]

How to Choose a Sewing Pattern for Your Shape

One of the benefits of sewing your own garments is being able to choose design elements that will flatter your shape. These guidelines will come in handy when you’re choosing off-the-rack garments as well. Instructions

* STEP 1: Assess your shape honestly and decide which areas of your body you would like to emphasize. Similarly, […]

Questions To Ask Yourself When Buying A New Sewing Machine

Buying a sewing machine can be a daunting experience, as well as an exciting one, a little like buying a new car, remember you might be committing to spending a few hundred dollars and a sewing machine is something you are going to use a lot, you need to make sure that the one you […]

Choosing a Sewing Thread

The thread you choose for any sewing project should be similar in fiber content to that of your fabric. Cotton, polyester and cotton/poly threads are the most widely used. Instructions

* STEP 1: Choose a color thread that matches the most dominant color in your fabric. If you are unable to find a perfect match, […]