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.
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?
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.
After you attached the sheer, you channel stitch it. For this skirt, I stitched my lines one inch apart, diagonally across the sheer. Then clipped the sheer down the middle of the channel to give it a frayed look.
Glass head pins are perfect for almost every garment sewing project on your to-do list. They have a fairly narrow shaft and a sharp point making them the perfect choice for pinning pieces together
Below is the pattern and fabric list to coincide with the Spring Pattern And Fabric Haul Video.
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….
Almost every runway designer has at least one shirt or shirt dress in their collection for Spring! They have taken blouses to a new level in design with sleeves, lengths, collars, cuffs, and fabrics. Shirts are everywhere this spring. I’ve chosen two to add to my cutting table inspired by my favorite high end designers!…
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…
And just like many of us, Angie’s most important tool is her seam ripper! “I seem to need to use the seam ripper a lot so having a good seam ripper is also very important and makes the unpleasant task of fixing mistakes bearable.”