How to Sew Ribbon – By Machine or Hand

Learn how to sew ribbon on fabric! Sewing ribbon is one of the original forms of decorating fabric. Dating back to the earliest times, it decorated and enhanced not only garments but braiding and curling hair. Ribbons were used for adorning lingerie, and decorating soft furnishings and hats. In Victorian times ribbons were used extensively. … Read more

WALKING FOOT – How to Use a Walking Foot

Learn how to use a walking foot! A sewing machine walking foot – what a sensible name for an attachment that does exactly what it says. This is the one foot on the machine that can walk you through a number of processes and is adaptable, hard-working, and makes sewing bulky fabrics simple. PinHow to … Read more

How to Make Napkins with an Overlocker: Three Ways

Hey there! It’s National Serger Month and Earth month. How about we make some beautiful fabric napkins for our home (or friends)? When we talk about napkins on the overlocker, we instantly think of rolled hem. Today, I will show you three ways to make striking-looking napkins on the overlocker and coverstitch that will make … Read more

Stockinette Stitch Made Simple for Beginners

Stockinette stitch is the mainstay of knitting – it is the stitch that is used most often! It is not really a separate stitch in the way that knit stitch and purl stitch are, but rather a pattern created by alternating rows of knit and purl. PinStockinette Stitch Stockinette Stitch Knitting Tutorial The name stockinette … Read more

Macrame Knots: Basic Knots for Beginners

Learn how to make different types of macrame knots. Macrame is a type of craft rooting back to Arab weavers who created shawls, towels, and veils using these knots. Today beautiful macrame patterns made can add warmth and texture to your living space. Start with the basic macrame knots and combine them to create wall … Read more

Overlocker Care: BERNINA L 8 Series

Keeping up with the regular care and cleaning of your overlocker is an important routine to establish. With an air-threading overlocker like the BERNINA L 8 Series machines (L 850, L 860, L 890), the threading path is mostly concealed, but the cutting action of the machine still creates a lot of lint inside your … Read more

TYPES OF ELASTIC – Best Elastics for Sewing

This easy guide will show you the different types of elastic and their purposes. When you go into any sewing shop there is a mind-boggling selection of elastic widths and types. Elastic is great to use in kids’ clothing patterns as it is easy to sew and accommodates their fast-growing bodies. If you are a … Read more

Knitting Vs Crochet – Which is Best?

Knitting vs crochet – which is the hobby you would like to pursue? What are the differences between them, and what are the similarities? Both crafts can be used to make sweaters, scarves, shawls, blankets, gloves/mittens, toys, home décor, and just about anything else you can think of! Here is a discussion of the pros … Read more

How to Make a Strawberry Pincushion

This little strawberry can be a pincushion, pattern weight, or sachet – the secret is all in how you stuff it! Grab a few scraps of red and green fabrics, download the free pattern, and set up your basic sewing supplies to get started. Materials to Make a Strawberry Pincushion Download the Strawberry Pincushion Pattern … Read more