A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet

A Guide to Sewing Machine Feet The first sewing machine I had was a Singer that dated from about 1970. It had one foot and 2 stitch options. Now I have a Silver 8000e, which even as a fairly basic machine can do dozens of different stitches. It also came with half a dozen presser […]

How to Sew a Purse With a Clasp Frame

How to Sew a Purse With a Clasp Frame

How to Sew a Purse With a Clasp Frame Over the last few weeks I’ve been working on a piece of embroidery, and I needed a quick and easy project where I could use it. Having the attention span of a goldfish means that longer projects tend not to get finished. A little purse with […]

Fern Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Fern Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Fern Stitch: Hand Embroidery Fern stitch is a useful stitch to know, especially if you’re sewing plants and flowers. Obviously you can use it to sew ferns and other plants, but it can be used in other ways as well! On the little purse I’ve been making, I’ve used fern stitch for the lavender. Fern […]

How To Sew In a Purse Frame

How To Sew In a Purse Frame

How To Sew In a Purse Frame Adding bits of hardware to handmade bags and purses is a nice way of getting a professional looking finish. Sometimes a zip or a button is fine, but if you want to use something different, there’s a nice variety of purse frames for making clasp purses. For the […]

Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery

Stem Stitch: Hand Embroidery Stem stitch is a useful embroidery stitch to know if you need to embroider lines as part of your design. Obviously it’s great for stems, but it can be used in other ways to! It offers an alternative to back stitch and running stitch, and is a slimmer option than chain […]