I’m just starting sewing again after 40 years and when I laid out the pattern for my shirt and cut it out, I realized I had the material folded with wrong sides together as opposed to right sides. How much of a difference will this make and what do I have to do differently, if anything, when putting the shirt together to sew?
Our sewing community is so skilled! We asked on our Facebook Page if any of you had a new sewing trick you’d like to share, and we got so many great responses. Learn more about your fellow sewers and what tricks they have picked up along the way. Make sure to try out a few of them and let us know how it goes!
Fall signals the start of Holiday baking- or in this case, sewing that looks like Holiday baking! These fun little pincushion pies are made from small amounts of felt fabric and then glued onto Mason jar lids to finish them off. Whip up a batch today to use in your sewing room or give as
T-shirts are one of those things that you just seem to accumulate more and more of over the years. But you don’t have to get rid of them! Why not try to upcycle them instead into something new? After all, old t-shirts are basically free fabric, right? Check out our 5 ideas to transform and
Here at the National Sewing Circle, we always love to see what our members are working on. With such a wide variety of sewers in our community, it’s exciting to see all the fun projects being made! Marcia Gold sent us these photos of a non-traditional wedding dress she created for a friend, and you
Fabric marking tools come in handy whether you are sewing a garment, home décor project or are making a quilt. There are many different kinds on the market today, but here are some things to consider when selecting one. First, it is important to know if you are going to need temporary or permanent marks
We love seeing different projects from our sewing community! We asked our members on Facebook what sewing project you were most proud of so that we could showcase some of the great projects we’ve been seeing. Check out the photos and stories that were shared with us! “The Cinderella live action ball gown has been
When it comes to sewing, most of us like to have a sewing studio that’s organized in a way where our supplies are easy to find. Not only can this make sewing more enjoyable, but it can make for more time sewing and less time spent looking for tools. That’s why we are always on
Looking to give a project a specific shape? Want to make sure that collar stays crisp? You’re in the market for interfacing or stabilizer. These layers rest behind the fabric and are a handy tool for every sewer to master. Achieving professional sewing results can be as easy as choosing the proper interfacing or stabilizer.
Pinking shears are a fantastic tool to add to your sewing kit. They are not something you will need right away, but once you get all the basics stocked and are ready to add on some of the extras, pinking shears should be at the top of the list. (Especially if you are making garments.)