How to sew a perfectly straight seam

How to sew a perfectly straight seam

Sewing Tips & Tricks It can be difficult to see the width measurements that are engraved on the sewing plate on your sewing machine, so to make it easier to sew a straight seam, simply align a piece of masking tape along the...
Needles & Threads & Tension … oh my

Needles & Threads & Tension … oh my

Sewing Tips & Tricks We’re all challenged from time to time by our sewing machine – whether it’s poorly formed stitches, tension problems, thread breakages … the list is endless. And when sewing problems...
Resources for Fabric Design and Printing

Resources for Fabric Design and Printing

Online Classes Fabric Design Pattern Design: From Hand to Screen to Surface Online Class Design Surface Patterns From Scratch Online Class How to Design Fabric Online Class. Books Color + Pattern: 50 Playful Exercises for Exploring...
Clipping and Turning the Perfect Corner

Clipping and Turning the Perfect Corner

Sewing Tips & Tricks When clipping corners, reinforce the corner with a double row of stitching then clip the corner at a slight angle close to the stitching. The double row of stitching will make the corner stronger and help prevent...
How to change the color of your metal charms and beads

How to change the color of your metal charms and beads

If you’re anything like me you never seem to have metal charms, beads, buttons or embellishments in the right color when you need them. I always seem to have more silver than gold or copper. Here’s a quick and easy way to...
21 of the Best Free Messenger Bag Patterns & Tutorials

21 of the Best Free Messenger Bag Patterns & Tutorials

If you love the function and versatility of messenger style bags, pick your favorite from these free messenger bag patterns and tutorials and get sewing! Messenger bags are one of the most versatile styles of bags and are similar in...
Spring Needles

Spring Needles

Sewing Tips & Tricks Ever have visibility problems when doing free motion stitching? Then a spring needle might be your solution. You can use this type of needle without any sewing machine foot at all because the spring acts like a...
The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Assemble the Bag

The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Assemble the Bag

Assemble the Bag Now that all the hard work’s done, we’re going to see how easy it is to assemble the bag. To follow along, you should already have a copy of the Phoebe Handbag Pattern. The Phoebe Bag is made is three sections...
Wonder Tape is Wonderful

Wonder Tape is Wonderful

Sewing Tips & Tricks If you have trouble pinning zippers into position when making bags and purses, or even clothing, Wonder Tape may be the solution for you. Wonder Tape is a double-sided, repositionable tape that can be used in...
The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Make the Bag Top

The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Make the Bag Top

Make the Bag Top In this session we’re going to make the bag top. To follow along, you should already have a copy of the Phoebe Handbag Pattern. The bag top includes the top band, the straps, and the decorative belt. These pieces...
The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Make the Lining

The Phoebe Handbag SewAlong: Make the Lining

Make the Lining In this session we’re going to make the lining for the bag. To follow along, you should already have a copy of the Phoebe Handbag Pattern. The bag lining is a drop-in lining, which means that it simply drops right...

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