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…

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…

Benefits of Taking Classes and Learning to Sew

Why Taking Sewing Classes is Beneficial and Fun Perhaps you’ve been thinking of learning to sew, but you don’t know where to start. The best way to learn to sew, as with anything, is a little bit at a time. There are many items you can learn to make yourself, and you can build upon your knowledge…

Sewing Terms Cheat Sheet

Sewing is an excellent outlet for creativity as well as a way to create unique styles in apparel, home fashions, accessories, and more. Here is a short list of Sewer Basic terms that every sewer should understand. Backstitch: Backstitching can be done by hand or by reverse-stitching on a sewing…