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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

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: …

Mood DIY: Leather Pencil Case

I make handstitched leather bags and for the longest time I was using a ziplock bag to store my leather working tools. But, after wearing through about a dozen baggies, I decided to wise up and create a durable and functional way carry everything with me on the …

Mood DIY: All About Zippers


With so many different types of zippers out there, it can be tricky figuring out which will work best for your project. But not to worry, you’ll be an expert in no time! Read on to learn everything you’ll need to know about zippers — from choosing the right …

Mood DIY: How to Paint on Fabric


If you’ve never painted on fabric before, it can probably seem a little intimidating. You may be asking what type of fabric is best, is there a specific type of paint, are there any extra steps — but let me tell you, it’s so incredibly easy!

When adding …