Category: Tutorials

Pattern Weights – what do you use?

Pattern Weights – what do you use?

Pattern weights are a lifesaver for sewing. They weigh the pattern down allowing you to trace or cut around it without it shifting or using pins. Weights are beneficial in so many ways, here’s just a few of our favourite reasons for using them: Quicker than pins to use Easier to make adjustments if you […]

Tidy Spaces – Fabric Storage & Machine Set Ups

Tidy Spaces – Fabric Storage & Machine Set Ups

Having an organised and tidy sewing space has many benefits. It’s much easier to find things in an organised environment, your fabrics will stay in nice condition and it’ll be quicker to get actually sewing. We have blogged about keeping a tidy desk before – read that blog post here – but we didn’t touch […]

Which Sewing Thread To Use – The right thread for the job

Which Sewing Thread To Use – The right thread for the job

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 […]

Scissors or Rotary Cutter – the debate goes on…

Scissors or Rotary Cutter – the debate goes on… Scissors or Rotary Cutter - the debate goes on...

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 […]

Don’t break your back – sewing posture help

Don’t break your back – sewing posture help

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 […]