What Is Scuba Fabric? [How to Sew A Scuba Dress]

How to sew scuba fabric

Are you seeking a fabric that creates professional-quality outfits, but without the need for tricky parts like lining, hemming, or finishing? Or are you looking to expand your repertoire into an interesting modern fabric? Maybe you need something sturdy and stylish, which can be used for a wide variety of projects – from form-fitting pencil … Read more

How To Use A Sewing Awl

How To Use a Sewing Awl

A sewing awl is a little tool that is so small and multifunctional that you’ll be captivated after just one use. Many people have started using them, and with good reason. So, what is a sewing awl, and how does one use it? How to use a sewing awl: Prepare it by inserting the needle … Read more

How To Embroider On Canvas

How To Embroider On Canvas

Canvas is a material that has commonly been used in painting for a long time, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t be used for other purposes. This is a sturdy material that will hold up well over time, and this is why lots of people are choosing to take their needle and thread to … Read more

Complete Guide To Sewing Sheer Fabrics

How to sew sheer fabric by hand

Sheer fabrics are undeniably beautiful, but many sewists hate to work with them. As beautiful as they are, sheer fabrics are finicky, delicate, and require great attention to detail. On the other hand, they do produce some of the best clothing pieces, and look good on almost anyone and anything. If you decide to work … Read more

Everything You Need To Know About Applique

applique techniques

Elbow patches on professors may not be considered the height of fashion today, but the process by which those patches were applied is surprisingly well-integrated into the world of textiles. Appliqué, or the process of attaching one piece of fabric to another, is a practice that allows for more than just a dignified appearance at … Read more

Complete Guide to Needle Felting

how to needle felt

Crafts are wonderful. They make great presents for almost anyone in your life, and they are a wonderful way to spend your day. Learning crafts is also an excellent way to add some valuable life skills to your arsenal, as well as to give your brain a nice, relaxing workout. Of all the types of … Read more

Complete Guide to Crochet Edging

crochet blanket

Ah, crocheting. There are few things more relaxing than allocating yourself some quiet downtime and being able to crochet yourself or a loved one a soft project they are sure to enjoy for years to come. That is… until you finally work your way to that pesky border! Crochet borders are some of the most … Read more

How to Hand Quilt

how to hand quilt

Hand quilting can be a time-consuming venture — but an extremely rewarding one for the determined quilter! There’s nothing better than having a beautiful piece of art you can hang on the wall or curl up underneath on a chilly night. Better yet, hand quilting is a craft for all sewing skill levels! If you’re … Read more

How to Drape Fabric

fashion draping

Are you an aspiring fashion designer, eager to learn all you can to perfect your craft? Don’t forget to take the important step of learning to drape your fabric! What is draping, you ask? Fashion draping is how you position and pin fabric on a dress form, allowing you to develop the structure of a … Read more

How to Embroider by Hand

hand embroidered patches

When you start looking for a “how-to” embroidery guide, you might find yourself overwhelmed by the number of stitches and patterns available to you as a beginning crafter. Never fear, though! While embroidery does require a broad spectrum of stitches, these stitches build off of one another in order to make the process of embroidery … Read more

A Guide to Brioche Knitting

how to knit brioche

Knitting is a wonderful hobby that all sorts of people pick up. Those that love creating and who like to keep their hands busy – and perhaps live in colder weather! – are quick to learn the many techniques one can use to knit. Brioche knitting may seem complicated. Like with all knitting, though, once … Read more