Double Crochet 3 Together (dc3tog) Tutorial

Double crochet 3 together (dc3tog) is a way of decreasing crochet work in order to shape your fabric. It creates a cluster of stitches joined at the top, which decreases your row by two stitches every time you work it. If you are already familiar with the double crochet two together, this is very similar. … Read more

How to Troubleshoot Tension Issues

By Kay Hickman Learn how to properly adjust and troubleshoot tension problems to create perfect stitchouts. What is Tension? Tension refers to the balance between the needle thread and the bobbin thread. For standard stitching, the tension should be balanced. When stitching a perfectly balanced seam, only the needle thread is visible on the fabric … Read more

How to Attach Rhinestones – Best Glue for Rhinestones

Learning how to attach rhinestones To leotards will save you a lot of money and create a tremendous amount of satisfaction as you see your creations sparkling on stage. If you have ever watched any dance, skating, or gymnastics competitions, you would have been blinded by the vast array of beautifully decorated and stoned leotards … Read more

Types of Pants – A to Z of PANTS

Learn all about the types of pants. Coco Chanel brought wearing trousers as a fashion statement into the world of modern couture. Since then many types of pants and trousers for women and men have evolved into our wardrobes. PinTypes of Pants Types of Pants – PARTS Here is the anatomy, in 10 simple points, … Read more

DIY Fabric Coasters {Free Pattern} 3 Easy Shapes

These shaped DIY fabric coasters are great for using up some of your fabulous scrap fabrics and will protect your tables from marks at the same time. Fabric coasters are easy to make for even beginners and can brighten up and personalize your table for special occasions. They can be used for both hot and … Read more

Overcast Stitch – By Machine & Hand

Learn all the different ways to neaten edges with the overcast stitch. This stitch, sometimes known as whip stitch, over-edge stitch or overedge stitch, is really understated and once you get the hang of it, either with hand sewing or by machine, you will realize that it is a very useful stitch. Sewing overcast stitch … Read more

TYPES OF BUTTONS | 13 main types you will use

How to choose the correct types of buttons can be a daunting task when you consider the huge selection available. Buttons come in all sorts of shapes and sizes and can be made in all kinds of different materials. They can be decorative accessories or a practical way of fastening an outfit. PinTypes of Buttons … Read more

Weaving a Life: A Good Life

An unexamined life, they say, isn’t worth living. Well, about that… I can’t remember a time in my life when I didn’t think about life, and stuff. Maybe because I read? I dunno. Maybe I read because I wanted to understand. I wanted to think things through, and it helped me do that when I … Read more

Jamaica Blue Gives Us The Blues!

Around a 15 minute drive away is a large out of town Shopping complex set upon a large lake. Around one side of the lake are a multitude of eateries and drinking establishments where you can have a bite to eat, a cocktail or a restaurant that just serves desserts! Sunday 19th June was Fathers … Read more

10 Glorious Gardening Sewing Projects

Many of us are gardeners as well as sewists, and since it’s time to spend time in the yard and get our hands dirty, we thought we’d gather some of our favorite gardening sewing projects! My garden is full of promise! Roses and clematis full of buds, tri-colored beech showing off, and Rose of Sharon … Read more