Halloween Costume Mistakes

Stop Making These 4 Halloween Costume Mistakes

“Won’t somebody please think of the children!” Year after year I see kids running around in Halloween costumes that are, frankly, terrible! That’s why I’m begging you to think out your costumes better this year. Stop making the following four mistakes when sewing Halloween costumes for…

Embroidery Flash Drive

Cute Flash Drives for Your Embroidery Machine

I bought an embroidery machine this year and I’m loving it! I’ve embroidery names on towels and done all sorts of personalized projects. My machine is a two-in-one, so it can both sew and embroider. I personally think that’s the way to go. While I was…

Sewing Words That Are Fun to Say

33 Fun and Cute Words About Sewing

Sewing is full of cute words that are fun to say. My personal favorites are haberdashery, seersucker, and charmeuse. I also giggle every time someone says fat quarter. Back in 2009, Gertie asked people about their favorite sewing words. I came across her post when I…

How to Take Care of a Rotary Cutter Mat

How to Make Your Rotary Cutting Mat Last Longer

Rotary cutters and cutting mats are expensive. It’s hard to justify buying them when you can use a simple pair of scissors to cut out pattern pieces instead of a rotary cutter. Still, rotary cutters are cool because they help you cut faster. The good news…

Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial

When you’re putting together Halloween costumes for your kids, don’t forget that they also need a bag or something to put their treats in. I just finished this little trick or treat bag for my son and wanted to share! It’s super easy to make and took…

Sew Baby Burial Gowns to Donate

I came across an article today that made me cry. A Utah woman sews baby burial gowns and donates them to hospitals so that parents have something to put on their babies who don’t survive. The project is called, “Tender Mercies,” and it was founded by…

Sewing Scissors Vs. Rotary Cutter

Do You Use a Rotary Cutter or Just Sewing Scissors?

I was super excited when I bought my first rotary cutter and mat. I had lots of plans to cut out patterns at lightning speed and complete sewing projects faster than ever. Then, I got frustrated and switched back to my good ol’ sewing scissors. The…

It's Time to Upgrade to a Rotary Cutter and Mat

Sew Faster: Buy a Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat

Once you’ve mastered the basics of sewing, I suggest you invest in a rotary cutter and self-healing mat. These products aren’t sewing essentials, but they can help you finish sewing projects faster. They also make your projects look better because you can cut pattern pieces more…

The Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Fabric

There are many different types of fabric on the market today, but each can be separated into one of three categories — natural, synthetic, and blends. Each of these categories has advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the different properties of natural and synthetic (man-made) fibers and how…