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How to Rehab Vintage Sewing Machines

You see them at flea markets, garage sales, and estate auctions: beautiful old sewing machines that you’d love to use on your modern sewing projects. Most of them are shining black with gold decorations in swirls or art deco designs. If you find a great deal on a vintage sewing machine, it can serve as… Read more »

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Our Favorite Accessories You Can Sew in No Time

While many sewers start off their sewing adventures with simple bag projects, the options for fabulous accessory items you can sew yourself are endless. From hats and scarves to other wearable items, to handy cases and totes you’ll use every day, your sewing talents can lend a whole new edge to your wardrobe. Before starting… Read more »

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Tips and Tricks for Sewing Perfect Garments

Whether you prefer the stylish femininity of a skirt or the sleek, modern look of pants, sewing garments for your bottom half doesn’t have to be a nerve-wracking experience. For amateur sewing enthusiasts, getting the right fit on skirts and pants may seem like too much of a challenge. With some simple planning, a few… Read more »

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Beyond Pillows: Fabulous Home Décor Project Ideas

If you are a sewing enthusiast, some of the most obvious projects you can tackle are home improvement sewing projects to customize your living space. Fabric accessories and accents can add color, texture, and warmth to any home and help to soften a space and make it feel more welcoming. For most sewers, pillows are… Read more »

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5 Skirt Patterns Perfect for Summer

The warmer weather is here to stay, and it’s time to evaluate your summer wardrobe before the temperatures get hot, hot, HOT. Fun and feminine, skirts are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe. No matter what your body type, you can find a pattern that is flattering, cool, and comfortable. Additionally, skirts are great… Read more »

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5 Tips for Fitting Plus-Size Patterns

Sewing can be a challenge even when using pre-drafted patterns and available resources. For garments intended for plus size wearers, however, more challenges may present themselves than the average sewer has ever encountered. Fortunately, there are some easy tips that can keep you sewing beautiful garments no matter the size. Related Video: Plus Size Sewing… Read more »

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6 Gift Ideas to Sew for Babies

Expecting a grandchild, niece, nephew, or baby of your own? We’ve found some fun project ideas you can make for the baby in your life. Creating a gift by hand just seems to hold so much more meaning than a store bought present, no matter what your skill. Here you’ll find projects for beginner sewers… Read more »

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Sewing Vintage Fabric and Notions

Show off your love of all things vintage by incorporating fabric and notions from bygone eras into a sewing project. A little bit of vintage flair can make a modern project look delightfully retro. I’m always on the hunt for unique fabric or notions. Read on to learn my shopping tips, care instructions, and sewing… Read more »