https://youtu.be/ZJF_mh0FDsA After over 5 years of teaching beginners how to sew I made the decision to bring my basic sewing series to our blog - FREE! Now, nothing compares to Live Learning - I get that! For this reason I still teach locally, providing sewing machines - coaching & cheering you on the entire way. But for those who live afar or have conflicting schedules this is a … [Read more...] about Learn to Sew – The BASICS Series
Over time I've become kind of fussy about my inside seams looking as beautiful as the outside of any project I create. Now, this wasn't always the case. When I first began sewing - pillows were my gateway project and since I was still in a learning curve I didn't really care about the inside of the pillow - after all - who was going to look inside, right? But overtime, I started really getting … [Read more...] about 2 Techniques to Fix Fraying Fabrics!
I'm crazy about decorative pillows. I use printed midweight cotton, quilted pillows, decorative canvas, and sunbrella - sky is really the limit on what you can use to decorate your home for each new year, season or holiday. Envelope style pillows are a quick and easy way to turn a room or outdoor space around in a matter of hours. No zippers to contend with a just a few stitch lines - and … [Read more...] about Correct Sizing for Envelope Pillows
Got Batting? Well we've got ideas on how to use that extra scrap batting you've got lying around. This video is filled with project ideas as well as a little tip to save you money on a household supply you've been buying. One of the best tips is #3 - Using your extra batting for quilt as you go projects. Now, if you don't know anything about Quilt as you go - you need to check out my dear … [Read more...] about 4 Ideas for Leftover Batting
When your stitch line starts to wander off the straight and narrow - there are two troubleshooting tips to get it back on course. Often times the simplest answer is the most overlooked. Check out our video for two simple tips that you can do at home before you take your machine in to be serviced. Oh, and as a bonus, I have a little eye candy fabric teaser! You don't want to miss … [Read more...] about Two Tips for a Better Stitch
Whether you've never sewn before or you are trying to remember how to use that darn machine, I've put together 3 videos that will help get you started. From start to finish we Wind the Bobbin, Thread the Sewing Machine & Load our Bobbin every time before sewing. If it seems frustrating now, have no fear, one day you will forget it was ever a … [Read more...] about How to Wind A Bobbin & Thread a Sewing Machine!
Why do my stitches look horrible? What am I doing wrong? Chances are, it's nothing more than adjusting your thread tension. So what the heck is thread tension? I'm going to break it down and make it totally understandable. But know this truth, Thread Tension confuses people who've been sewing for decades so don't get so do me a favor ~ Don't get so tense over thread … [Read more...] about Confused about thread tension? We’re here to help!