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All About Threads

If you’ve ever found yourself staring at the notions wall with total confusion, don’t worry; we’ve all been there! Read on to learn everything you need to know about thread fiber types, and then it’s best to use them!

  • Cotton
    • Use when sewing natural fibers
      • Cotton
      • Linen
      • Wool
    • Heat durable
    • Great for gathering, basting, and finishing
  • Nylon/Rayon
    • Synthetic

Summer Lovin’ Happened So Fast: Sewing with Scuba and Neoprene

Necessity is the mother of invention; isn’t that what they say? As a mom, it seems I’m always inventing or, at the very least, creating something, and usually that something involves my four-year old daughter, Lane. It’s funny how differently you view childhood through a pair of ‘mom eyes.’

As a …

Trend Report: Satin Draping

“Rich” and “luxurious” are two words that come to mind when thinking of satin because of its luminous appearance and luscious drape. Satin is a type of weave amongst three including plain and twill and is categorized by having four or more weft yarns float over warp yarns or the …

All About Sewing Stitches

Stitches, stitches, and evermore stitches! Have you ever wondered when and where and how to use all those stitches you see (or sometimes don’t see) on professional garments? With this guide, you’ll be a master of the basics in no time at all! We broke down some of the more …

Mood DIY: How to Sew Candy Pillows


To celebrate National Lollipop Day tomorrow, I thought I’d make some throw pillows that are cute enough to eat!
Items used:

Cute Candy Color Stretch Denim! DIY girls summer shorts!

Cute Candy Color Stretch Denim! DIY girls summer shorts with 3 fun looks.

 

Let’s get started!
For these sweet little candy color shorts here’s what you’ll need:

Mood DIY: Sewing a Button-up w/Bell Sleeves


I recently saw this adorable horse printed crepe de chine on moodfabrics.com, and it was totally asking to be made into a cute, equestrian-style blouse. And so it was!
I knew I wanted it to have bell sleeves, which were all over the runways last week, …

Mood DIY: How to Sew an Extra Full Circle Skirt w/ Horsehair


Circle skirts always seem to be in style. They’re fun. comfy, and they look great on nearly every body type! Did you know though, that you can make a full circle skirt even more full using horsehair trim?
Things you’ll need:

How to Measure Yourself for Sewing

Getting into sewing can be a bit intimidating. There are so many things to remember – terms, practices, numbers! This guide to sewing measurements will hopefully ease some of that intimidation and help you keep track of where and what and why to measure.

Above are your most basic measurements: …

Trend Report: Paris Fashion Week

Jump for joy all you fashion lovers because, as you know, Paris Fashion week is here! Can you say “feroce” about the collections this year?! For those who need to brush up on their Italian, “feroce” is the word for “fierce” and the runways this past week have been this …