Category: Sewing

Sewing Essentials

20 Beginner Sewing Essentials

Students often ask what they should have in their sewing kit. This post will share some essential items that I believe should be included in any beginner sewing kit. As your sewing skills develop and your projects become more complex, you may find it necessary to expand your sewing kit and to add specialty tools […]

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McCall's Pattern Review

Pattern Review: McCall’s M6659

This is a review of the McCall’s M6659 sewing pattern. The pattern package includes seven views in total; two pajama tops, two pajama bottoms, two robes and a pair of boxer shorts. We used this pattern in a Beginner Sewing class, where we sewed the pajama pants view G. I recently revisited this pattern to […]

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Tips for Buying a Sewing Machine

Tips for Buying a Sewing Machine

I have been machine sewing since I was eleven years old and it is something that I am passionate about. Over the years the most common questions I am asked are: what type of sewing machine I have and what manufacturer I prefer. My sewing students also ask for advise on choosing a sewing machine, […]

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