Knowing which sewing thread to use can be a minefield of information so we have put together this handy guide to make choosing the thread for your project a breeze. Some machines prefer a certain brand of thread and using a different brand can cause problems, this is very specific to certain machines so it […]
Caboodle Textiles Fabric Guide A helpful summary of fabrics and their uses, a useful fabric guide to use as a reference for all of your sewing projects.
Whether you love or loathe ironing, in sewing it is a must have to get that professional finish. A good iron can be the difference between perfectly crisp hems and a wrinkled mess despite ages of pressing. Knowing what is the best iron for sewing can be a minefield so we’ve put together a selection of recommendations plus top tips to look out for when on the hunt for a new iron.
So many people have a strong preference to using either scissors or a rotary cutter. Others have only ever tried one type and are cautious to try doing things another way. Cutting tools can be a personal thing and no single tool is perfect for everyone, or for every fabric. Here we give you a […]
Having the right type of light when crafting can make all the difference to the enjoyment and ease of your craft time. Low light, the wrong intensity and the wrong position can all impact on your crafting experience and can cause problems such as eye strain. The exact type of lighting you need will depend […]
Everyone knows the phrase “Measure Twice Cut Once” and it’s especially true in sewing. Having the right tool for the job helps with this task, making sure your measurements are accurate and clear. There are a wide variety of measuring tools you can use depending on what you’re measurements. Each tool has it’s pros and […]
Having a tidy sewing station makes for a much more pleasant sewing experience as you can easily find everything and you’re not overrun with scraps and threads. Due to the many tools and materials we use as crafters there are infinite ways a sewing station can become cluttered very quickly; thread, scissors, pins, clips, zips, […]
The quality of your sewing can be very dependent on the size, style and features of the needle you choose. If the wrong needle is used you may get skipped stitches, broken thread or puckers. When you’re choosing your needle you can refer to the below guide for ease – also keep in mind the […]
When sewing it is vitally important to have the correct sewing posture. Sitting improperly can cause back, neck and shoulder issues. We’ve put together a list of top tips to get your posture right when sewing – but please note this is not medical advice. Please see a health professional if you’re in pain. The […]
Knowing the different between sewing machine types and their uses can be a headache as there are many different types. Knowing what you want to achieve will help you decide what you require. Different types of machines serve their own purpose and each have a place in the sewing room depending on the projects you […]
Learning to sew is always an exciting time but it can be quite overwhelming to figure out all the things you need to know along the way. We thought we’d give you a helping hand by compiling our favourite tips for beginners sewers to make your life easier! Make sure you have the right tools […]
Here at Caboodle Textiles we’re always looking for ways to make sewing more exciting and our Caboodle Club just does that. We developed the club with the intention of providing a little surprise for you each month, plus a whole host of fabulous extras too! We have 3 packages – The Full Package, The Fabric […]