Fabric for Your Sewing Project

Choosing the Right Fabric for Your Sewing Project

If you are getting ready to start a new sewing project, choosing a fabric will be the most important step once you decide what you want to make. After you've gone to all the trouble and expense of buying the sewing machine you love, a pattern you love, and a fabric you love, you want the finished product…

RARE Bears donated to children

The Inspired Sewist hosts 'Sew-In' The Inspired Sewist hosted a BEAR-NINA Sew-In event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 4 in Jupiter. Forty stuffed bears were made from the local event, organizers said. The local store invited the community into the store,661 Maplewood Drive, Suite 14, to make stuffed…

Why It’s Important to Baste Before You Stitch

What is basting? This kind doesn’t involve turkeys. Essentially, basting is kind of like pre-stitching in a way—basting stitches are large stitches sewn in loosely to hold pieces of material together and to give you a guideline for your permanent stitches. When you’re sewing an item—an article…

How to Pick the Right Sewing Machine for Your Needs

There are so many makes and models of sewing machines available—how do you know the differences between them and what would be the best model for your sewing needs? While it may seem that shopping for a sewing machine is akin to shopping for a car, you’re already ahead of the game in that there aren’t…

Maintenance Services to Keep Your Sewing Machine Functioning Properly

A sewing machine, just like any other machine, needs some attention now and then to keep it functioning properly. Your vehicle needs an oil change and a tune-up every now and then; your sewing machine does too. The frequency with which you’ll need to perform maintenance on your machine depends on how…

The Inspired Sewist Upcoming Project Class: Large Zippered Tote Bag

Here at The Inspired Sewist, we offer a variety of classes each month with specific sewing projects that you can make and take home with you (or share with a friend if you’re feeling generous). We offer classes on making anything from pillows to wristlets to embroidery, and we want to help you create…

The Inspired Sewist Over the Years

Over the years, Quilters' Choice, now know as The Inspired Sewist, has seen lots of changes.  We've moved from one location to another, terrific staff members have come and gone, we were bought and sold, and we even changed our name.  One thing that has stayed with us throughout all those changes is…