Setting Yourself Up For Success: 15 Tips for Successful Sewing

Setting Yourself Up For Success: 15 Tips for Successful Sewing

Setting Yourself Up For Success: 15 Tips for Successful Sewing The idea of setting yourself up for success is one of my favourite things at the moment. I suspect people might think I have it all together. I really don’t! Recently I started the Flylady thing again as the mess in my house was out […]

How to Make a DIY Body Form

How to Make a DIY Body Form

How to Make a DIY Body Form A┬ádress form is a very useful item to have if you make your own clothes. Draping, pinning and adjusting are all tricky to do on yourself, especially if you don’t have a kind friend who you can call on to help, or a husband who won’t mess it […]

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 […]

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 […]