Sewing garments or home decor items from patterns and then stitched on your sewing machine involves a few basic steps before you actually get down to the sewing part.
The first step after reading the pattern directions is laying out the pattern pieces on your fabric and cutting them out.[...]
Whether done with a sewing machine or by hand, sewing is an activity we humans have been doing for thousands of years.
In fact, the human race has done this so long that we take it for granted because sewn items are everywhere we look.
Looking a little deeper into [...]
The sewing machine has played an essential role in our history since the late 1800's when the first commercial sewing machine was invented and went into production.
Since then, countless designs and types have come along and has lead to more useful and advanced machines like the Janome 2212 and [...]
Bouclé is a soft, comfortable fabric available in various weights and weaves that is used to make sweaters, dresses, purses, jackets, and more.
This favored fabric can be fun to design with; however, many sewists find it intimidating to work with on their sewing machines as it is very loose [...]
One of the more challenging and least loved parts of making garments on home sewing machines is measuring, marking, and cutting out the pattern pieces.
It’s time-consuming and requires accuracy to avoid mistakes that could result in fabric waste or even affect the fit and look of your finished garment.[...]