Category: Sewing instruction

Sewing With Sandi

Beginner

Easy Sewing Projects For Beginners

Using a free machine from your grandmother may seem like a good idea, but once you get it home, you will find it can be a more than a little frustrating for beginner sewing projects. It is the easiest way to relegate your fun projects and great ideas into the closet.

How Tp sew a bottonhole the easy way

How To Sew A Buttonhole The Easy Way

When you sew a buttonhole, the buttonhole foot is the most important tool in the entire buttonhole system. Unless, of course, you choose to make a buttonhole by hand. But why would you?

Brother CS6000i

The Best Beginner Sewing Machine

After over 20 years of teaching sewing classes, one common question I hear is “What is a good sewing machine for me?” Since I purchased my first Brother sewing machine many years ago, they have always been my go to recommendation. New sewers are looking for a product that is reliable, offers a great value, and has state-of-the-art technology; the Brother CS6000i sewing machine is all that and more.

Sew A Baby Sherpa Cape

Sew A Sherpa Baby Cape

This Baby Cape Pattern is so easy to make and perfect to toss on when you move baby from house to car seat. It can be draped over or a wrapped around and isn’t bulky like a coat when strapping your baby in! Let’s sew a Sherpa baby cape for the munchkin in your life.…
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knit mask/scarf review

Knit Mask/Scarf Review

I have sewn quite a few mask patterns, as I am sure you have too. This Stretch Knit Face Covering/Scarf is a new take on face masks. I have been wearing a simple knit tube I sewed for walks when you don’t need your face covered 100% of the time. When you are out and…
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How To Sew Straps Without Turning Them

You can make straps of all sizes with this method. And all you need to do is a little math.

Dunga Dress Pattern Review

Dunga Dress Pattern Review

The Dunga Dress is a straight forward pattern with a relaxed fit and easy techniques. The relaxed fit requires little or no fitting adjustments, making this a fun, casual dress.

McCall's 7695 Pattern Review

McCall’s 7695 Pattern Review

When making up a new pattern, it is important to check the fit with a practice garment. The straight forward pattern, with very little shaping and no darting made this a good candidate for a wearable muslin.

Using A Twin Needle To Sew Knits

Using A Twin Needle To Sew Knits

Learn to sew knits with a twin needle. Once you start using a twin needle to sew knits, you will wonder why you didn’t start sooner!

Faux Leather Moto Jacket With Pintuck Details

The pintuck detail requires some precise sewing. It’s not hard to accomplish, but it does require care. These markings are very close together and marking them can be a challenge. This fabric doesn’t fray, so I just clipped through the marks ever so slightly.