How To Sew Piping

How To Sew Piping

How To Sew Piping Piping is a fab way to give a professional looking finish to your sewing projects. But it’s also something that can be a little bit intimidating if you haven’t tried it before. I felt intimidated by the idea of sewing piping until I tried it! But I decided in the end that I wanted […]

How To Applique: A Beginners’ Guide

How To Applique: A Beginners’ Guide

How To Applique: A Beginners’ Guide Applique is a a french word that means apply. It’s generally used to describe the technique of sewing pieces of fabric to something to decorate it. There are lots of uses for applique, and lots of fun, easy projects you can try. It’s great for decorating cushions and tea towels, […]

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 dress 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 […]