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Sewing for beginners in simple terms

Tips, tricks and buying advice for the beginner sewist

How to Make an Oven Mitt – FREE pattern and VIDEO

How to Make an Oven Mitt – FREE pattern and VIDEO

I seriously get oven mitt envy when I go into shops and see all the lovely ones hanging up just begging me to take them home. But they can be...
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How to Make a Leather Tassel Keychain

How to Make a Leather Tassel Keychain

A real leather tassel keychain spells luxury and quality. You have seen leather tassels on goods in high end stores that just reek designer chic and Italian brands like Gucci...
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DIY Hair Towel Wrap Pattern and VIDEO Tutorial

DIY Hair Towel Wrap Pattern and VIDEO Tutorial

I’m not sure about you but my go-to wrap after washing my waist length hair used to be a towel, wrapped around and flipped over. Note the “used to” because...
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DIY Sewing Pattern Weights / Easy Triangular Fabric Weights (VIDEO)

DIY Sewing Pattern Weights / Easy Triangular Fabric Weights (VIDEO)

Sewing pattern weights are the thing that you don’t know how much you need until you get them. That’s because fabric weights for sewing are really handy and you can...
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DIY Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties or Headbands in 2 minutes

DIY Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties or Headbands in 2 minutes

You can find fold over elastic hair ties in most department stores, but they are ridiculously expensive. So why not make your own foe hair ties and headbands and spend...
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Best Sewing Books for Beginners and Beyond

Best Sewing Books for Beginners and Beyond

Old people like to say that a book is a man’s best friend. In the case of sewing books, they are a sewing enthusiast’s best friend. Nowadays, there are a...
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DIY Laptop Sleeves in ANY size (FREE Pattern Measurements)

DIY Laptop Sleeves in ANY size (FREE Pattern Measurements)

I’m so excited about sharing today’s tutorial on how to sew a laptop sleeve to suit ANY size laptop. It is super easy and the finished product looks really stylish....
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How to Make a Bucket Hat – Reversible Bucket Hat Pattern (VIDEO)

How to Make a Bucket Hat – Reversible Bucket Hat Pattern (VIDEO)

Learning to make the professional looking DIY bucket hat from our bucket hat pattern is an easy afternoon project. Finding bucket hats for children and adults can take some trawling...
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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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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!