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All You Need to Know About Embroidery

Embroidery is the art of creating designs on fabric using thread and needles. This technique was derived from one of our oldest skills—sewing. For centuries, trading textiles was a very lucrative business. The trade saw the exchange of ideas between people from many different countries. Therefore,…
Young Woman's Hands with Thimble and Sewing Needle Quilting

Why Learn to Quilt?

Have you ever thought about learning to quilt? Maybe you’re an aspiring quilter who’s just getting started sewing and would like to make a quilt for a friend or family member. Perhaps you already know how to sew or are learning, and you’d like to quilt but it seems like a daunting task to take…

Five Reasons Why Sewing is a Good Skill to Have

As you may have noticed, sewing is rapidly becoming a useful and trendy skill to have, and it’s getting more and more popular all the time. While sewing used to be a skill that nearly everyone knew, it went out of fashion for a while with the mass production of cheaply made clothing and other items.…
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Why Sewing is Becoming Trendy Again

They say there’s nothing new under the sun. And it’s pretty much true; there are new versions of some things, but most everything is recycled, and everything that’s popular now has been popular at other times in history. However, each thing that comes back into popularity is new to the current…
National Sewing Month

National Sewing Month

Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? If you like to sew, hopefully you have been celebrating some this month. It’s not too late to participate! Of course, sewing is a year-round activity anyway, and we hope that National Sewing Month simply serves as an inspiration. So whether you’re…

Five Fun and Easy Sewing Projects for Beginners

If you’re new to sewing, you most likely have high aspirations of making something very nice—an item of clothing, maybe, or perhaps a quilt. While there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, you’ll want to start out with a few projects that are easier initially—just to get used to using your…

The Beginner Sewist's Starter Pack

So you’re interested in the wonderful world of sewing– that’s great! But where do you start? What are notions? What’s a stitch? How do you know what fabric to use? Where do you even get all the stuff you need? These are all important questions that will be answered in this helpful guide…

Why You Should Take a Sewing Class

Sewing: you probably think of it as a hobby your Grandma took up to fill her days of retirement. But guess what? It’s so much more than a hobby for old people. Sewing is for all ages, any gender, and for many purposes— it’s not just a pastime. So before you dismiss the idea entirely, let…

What Kind of Fabric Should You Use?

If you’ve ever been to a fabric store, you know that there are thousands of different fabrics to choose from for your sewing projects. It can be entirely overwhelming, especially if you don’t know what you want. And if you don’t know much about fabrics, it can be nearly impossible to know what…