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 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.…
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8 Sewing Benefits And Why It Is Good For You

It doesn't matter if you sew for yourself or others. Whether you're sewing by yourself or with a group, benefits abound. The first one that immediately comes to mind is one of economy and savings. Many sewing projects can help stretch a budget. The savings of sewing your clothes, keeping items in good…
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…
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…