new year resolutions

Setting Sewing New Years Resolutions

The beginning of a new year presents a perfect opportunity to set sewing resolutions. Whether you sew professionally or as a hobby, goals will help you. Beginner sewists and those who have been doing it for years can all use the New Year's momentum to propel them forward. Be sure to write doable, focused…
Sewing Machine Maintenance Tips

Sewing Machine Maintenance Tips

Whether it is your profession or a part-time hobby, sewing machines are the backbone of most of our consumer goods. Keeping that in mind, the machine's design has evolved since grandma’s classic version attached to a table. But being on top of sewing machine maintenance continues to be essential! As…
Sewing accessories

How to Build Sewing Skills If You’re an Absolute Beginner

6 Steps to Perfect Your Sewing Skills Learning sewing skills takes both time and practice. However, nowadays, there are many opportunities for even complete beginners to obtain experience. With the right mindset, you'll be learning and sewing projects in no time! Remember that every person makes mistakes…
Learn How to Sew

Building Your Sewing Skills

For anyone new to sewing, the best advice I can offer is to keep it simple. You can take a stroll through your local fabric store and become overwhelmed by the massive pattern books and thousands of patterns stuffed into all those drawers. Still, you'll find that there are simple materials in the store…
Stress-Free Sewing Hobby

10 Helpful Tips for a Stress-Free Sewing Hobby

Hobbies are meant to reduce stress; however, when choosing a pastime like sewing, certain aspects of this craft can overwhelm you. If you'd like to pursue sewing as a hobby, here are some tips that will help you get the most out of it without the unhelpful stress. Everyone feels unsure when they begin…
Sewing Tips

Sewing Tips, Tricks and Trade Secrets for Today’s Crafters

Whether your thing is quilting, tailoring, crafting, or industrial sewing, expanding on your sewing skills is an ongoing process. By learning more tips and secret tricks, you only broaden your scope of utility when it comes to creating, constructing, or repairing “things.” For those who want the…
Sewing and Relaxation

Sewing and Relaxation: An Expressive and Therapeutic Hobby

The skill of sewing has been with us as long as we have been wearing clothing. While fashion is one of the biggest industries across the globe, you can create your style as you develop your talent. Beyond expressing yourself, sewing is a proven therapeutic pastime with tremendous mental health benefits.…
Sewing Tools and Equipment

Essential Sewing Tools and Equipment

If you’re just beginning your adventures in sewing, you may be overwhelmed by all the sewing tools and equipment that are available. What do you really need? What would be nice to have? What can you do without? We’ll try to answer these question for you, so you can start with the essentials and build…
Quilting

Tips for Easy and Accurate Quilt Fabric Cutting

Quilt Fabric Cutting Tips The least frustrating way to get a quilt that looks and fits together well remains to cut your quilt pieces accurately. Carefully cutting your quilting pieces might take a little more time, but the resulting quilt will be worth the extra time you spend. A few tips should help…