How can I properly maintain my sewing machine?

If you’re a keen crafter, your sewing machine is likely one of your most prized possessions —  and depending on how advanced your machine is, can represent a significant investment too. Want to keep it in top condition? These tips will help you maintain all kinds of...

Patchwork vs Quilting

If you’re interested in sewing, you’ll have probably heard of patchwork and quilting. Let’s take a look at these two sewing techniques, the differences between them, and some examples of popular projects. What is patchwork? Patchwork involves sewing together different...

How Sewing Can Improve Your Mental Health

We all need to switch off from the pressures of everyday life occasionally. And what could be more mindful than sewing? The concentration and focus required can help calm the mind and is thought to be an effective way to manage anxiety and depression.  And when...

7 Tips To Make You A Better Sewist

If you’ve completed a few beginner’s sewing projects and are now ready to refine your sewing skills, why not read up on some tips? There are always new sewing skills and techniques to work on when practising with sewing machines, so why not start with the following...

6 Great Beginner Sewing Projects

Getting stuck into a project is an excellent way to develop your sewing skills and get tangible results. Whether you’re completely new to sewing or you’ve stitched by hand before but want to give sewing machines a go, here are some fun sewing projects suitable for...

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How to do patchwork quilting

How to do patchwork quilting

One of the longest standing and most satisfying crafts are patchwork quilts. Creating a big, beautiful quilt for your home, or to give as a gift, is easier than you might think. Here are a few tips...

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How does a sewing machine work?

How does a sewing machine work?

The humble sewing machine has revolutionised the way clothing and fabric are made. If you’re looking to take up sewing as a hobby for quilts, fabrics, or dressmaking, you may be wondering how does a...

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How to start sewing in 2021

How to start sewing in 2021

Has 2020 made you feel the need to take up a new hobby? Maybe it’s time to start sewing in 2021. Sewing can be an incredibly rewarding and satisfying hobby, giving you creative and practical skills....

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