Embroidery supplies

Supplies to Get Stitching: Embroidery Basics

Embroidery is a hobby that yields results ranging from gorgeous to whimsical; its history is long and vibrant, and it continues to this day. Embroidering by hand is a soothing pastime that requires very few materials. It is also far from being an expensive craft at which to try your hand. This guide…
Seam Allowances

Why Seam Allowance is the Most Important Part of Sewing

You have your pattern pieces cut out and stacked up. You have your machine threaded, and you are ready to get sewing. Before you start, have you considered your seam allowances and the approach you want to take with the garment you are about to create? Here, I am going to go over the basics of why seam…
Rotary Cutter

Sewing Tips: Ways to Use a Rotary Cutter

A rotary cutter is a versatile tool used to cut textiles to their desired shape. The device has gained popularity because of its steady, even cuts and ability to cater to both left and right-handed users, and it has a myriad of uses. This article intends to discuss cutting patterns, sewing, quilting,…
Pincushion with colorful pins

How to Make Pie Pincushions

If you love stitching, you know how essential pincushions are. Without a pincushion, you end up forgetting where you placed your needle and, often, end up finding it by sticking yourself. If you're looking for new pincushions to add to your collection or a do-it-yourself gift for a friend, why not go…
Tools and accessories for sewing on light wooden background.

10 Bad Sewing Habits You Need To Quit

You have a rare hour of free time, and you want to finish that next step in the sewing project. It will be okay if you skip doing something just this one time, right? One small decision can mean a lot of rework later. Slow down and enjoy the process. Keep these points in mind when you are working on…
Reasons Why Sewing Benefits Your Mental Health

Reasons Why Sewing Benefits Your Mental Health

In today's hectic world, nearly everybody would like to take steps toward improving mental health and overall emotional wellness. Did you know that you can relate to sewing and mental health? Finding some time to thread the needle can benefit you in ways that you may not have considered! Sewing is a…
happy woman uses a sewing machine

Sewing and Relaxing: The Calming Effects of Creating Something

Do you love to sew? I do. However, it’s not because I enjoy making beautiful things for myself and others. You may not realize it, but sewing and relaxing are deeply connected. There are many reasons to get on that sewing machine! Do you know what is considered your body’s most considerable muscle?…
Little girl working on sewing machine

Sewing Machine For Small & Little Girls

Sewing is a practical and classic skill to teach girls of any age. But starting while they are young gives them an advantage in the field as well as gives you a glimpse of their interest in it, or lack of interest. Providing the wrong equipment or something too big or complicated to use, could impede…
Patchwork quilt

What Is The Difference Between A Quilt And A Blanket?

During the cold Winter months when the chill creeps in, there's nothing better than wrapping up in something cozy to keep you nice and warm. Whether it's an afghan, a throw, a blanket or a quilt, everyone has a few sitting around to warm up cold fingers and toes. Though some people may use the words…