A guide to coverstitching

Maybe you are already a proud owner of a sewing machine, but you’re a little disappointed with the quality of the hems it is producing? A coverstitch machine may seem like a big purchase, but it promises to make your future sewing a far more pleasant experience. If...

How to choose the right type of knitting wool

To the inexperienced, all wool is alike, but if you're ready to get serious about your knitting projects, it's time to rethink the yarn you're choosing. But where to begin? Here are some factors you need to consider when finding your perfect match: Gauge The gauge, or...

Basic guide to embroidery stitches

Embroidery is a wonderful hobby as, not only is it relaxing and enjoyable, but you're able to produce beautiful pieces of art as a result. Getting started is easy once you know the basic stitches you'll be using, so take a look at this handy guide for an introduction:...

Coverstitch vs Overlock: What You Need to Know

Whether you are just getting involved in the world of sewing or are a seasoned pro, knowing which machines are best for each job can be difficult. Below we look at the differences between a coverstitch and overlock machine to help you understand the machines and their...

Beginner’s Guide To Sewing

Trying on a new activity like sewing may feel overwhelming at first due to the amount of information you need to take in. However, don’t be frustrated if you don’t get everything right straight away. Taking it one step at a time will allow you to get well-adjusted...

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3 beautiful fabrics for summer dressmaking

Now you have found your favourite dress patterns, all you need to do is buy the perfect fabrics for bringing your creations to life. But what type of fabric should you look for? To start with, the style of dress that you are going to make needs to be considered. For...

3 summer craft ideas

3 summer craft ideas

As the days slowly start to get longer, and the temperature steadily rises, it is hard to believe summer has finally arrived. Should you find you have more time on your hands this summer than usual, it may be the perfect time to start a summer craft project. If you...

Inspiration for your next patchwork quilt

Inspiration for your next patchwork quilt

If you're a creative person, you will most likely love creating patchwork quilts. Sometimes, however, you may experience a creative block which prevents you from thinking of new and unique quilting ideas. Below we list some sources of inspiration to help you decide on...

4 key skills you need for patchwork quilting

4 key skills you need for patchwork quilting

One of the best crafting projects to take on is making your own patchwork quilt. Not only is this an easy project to complete but it will look fabulous when finished. It is key though to know which skills you need to practice first before diving in. If you need a...

How to save money and save the planet!

How to save money and save the planet!

With rising sea levels and heightened concerns surrounding global warming, more and more people are making a conscious effort to be more environmentally friendly. Of the vast majority of clothes which are thrown away, a whopping 70% of it ends up in landfill, and this...