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Sewing for beginners in simple terms

Tips, tricks and buying advice for the beginner sewist

How to Make Tassels // DIY Tassel Out of YARN or Embroidery Thread

How to Make Tassels // DIY Tassel Out of YARN or Embroidery Thread

Learning how to make tassels yourself enables you to finish off projects with style. This easy step by step tutorial shows you how to go about making tassels yourself, in...
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How to Make Placemats – Reversible DIY Placemat Tutorial

How to Make Placemats – Reversible DIY Placemat Tutorial

Homemade placemats are so easy to make with this tutorial that shows you exactly how to go about making professional looking ones, even though they may be DIY placemats. I...
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Fat Quarter Sizes – The Ultimate Guide

Fat Quarter Sizes – The Ultimate Guide

The term ‘fat quarter’ does seem a rather strange one, but once you read this article it will all make perfect sense. A fat quarter refers cutting along the length...
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DIY Dog Bone Pillow Pattern | Headrest Pillow Tutorial (VIDEO)

DIY Dog Bone Pillow Pattern | Headrest Pillow Tutorial (VIDEO)

The only downside of relaxing on the couch or in bed and reading a book is a stiff neck. No matter how you set that pillow behind your head, somehow...
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Easy Microwave Potato Bag Instructions – Perfect Baked Potatoes in Minutes

Easy Microwave Potato Bag Instructions – Perfect Baked Potatoes in Minutes

Did you know that potatoes have almost all the nutrients your body needs? The ones it doesn’t provide are found in milk, so you could easily live off potatoes and...
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Best 15 Sewing YouTube Channels to Watch and Improve Your Skills

Best 15 Sewing YouTube Channels to Watch and Improve Your Skills

With YouTube around, learning how to sew has never been easier. If you always wanted to learn how to sew but couldn’t find someone to teach you, YouTube is the place...
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Sew a Sunglass or Eyeglass Case Pattern | DIY Glasses Case

Sew a Sunglass or Eyeglass Case Pattern | DIY Glasses Case

If you are anything like me you keep hopping into a car with your sunnies on, then find you have nowhere safe to put them when you enter a shopping...
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DIY Bento Bag | Origami Bag Pattern and Tutorial

DIY Bento Bag | Origami Bag Pattern and Tutorial

This tutorial will show you how to sew an origami tote bag with lining and boxed corners, in easy to follow steps. I love these bags because they are just...
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How Big is a Yard of Fabric + Free Yardage Chart Printable

How Big is a Yard of Fabric + Free Yardage Chart Printable

This is a bit of a trick question because the size of a yard of fabric can vary vastly, even though it measures exactly one yard or 36 inches in...
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Free Tea Cozy Pattern – Teapot Cover to Keep the Tea Hot

Free Tea Cozy Pattern – Teapot Cover to Keep the Tea Hot

Drinking tea is one of my favorite rituals, especially if I feel like I need to relax and get rid of built-up stress. As luck would have it, I’m the...
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diy surgical scrub cap

3d face mask pattern

Free Face Mask Pattern (Tutorial+Video)

How to make yourself a fitted half face mask

DIY cloth face mask with ties

DIY Cloth Face Mask with Ties

Make yourself a pleated fabric face mask with fabric ties

how to sew a surgical face mask

DIY pleated surgical mask pattern

How to make a pleated surgical face mask in 5 minutes

 

Where to start

  • Product guides: If you are looking to buy a machine browse or search the product guides to pick the best one for you. No matter whether you are looking to create fashion, to make home decorations, crafts, or even quilts, we have a guide with just the top picks so you can easily find the most suitable model for your needs. Having the right machine and using quality supplies is crucial. Get this wrong and it can quickly turn the blissful experience into a frustration. This is why we have a section with practical tips and advice that strive to answer the most common question and provide solutions to the problems.
  • Types of machines: If you are still not sure which one is for you, I recommend you read this guide where we break down the different categories according to the skill level (beginner, intermediate or advanced), the intended application (sewing, quilting, embroidery), the fabrics you use most often, whether they are computerized or manual, and even by their size. It will give you a head start and a quick understanding of the available options, as well as giving you a handy list of the top pick in each category, so you can figure out which is best for you without much hassle.
  • Learn to sew: here we go through the basics, which will be the best fabrics for your current project. Basic troubleshooting tips for all common problems: thread jamming, wrong fabric or thread, problems with sewing heavy fabrics properly and plenty of other issues
  • Patterns and tutorials: we have a massive collection of patterns for items you can use daily. Key holders, toys, They are both very easy and real fun to sew even by the tiny sewists.Sew on!

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