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Olga Balasa (Ageberry)

Hi, I'm Olga! Sewing is my passion and I hope to share that with you through the articles on my blog.
I have more than 25 years of experience in sewing and making clothes for myself and my family members.
My mission here on the blog is to give you all the resources you need to make your own handmade home and wardrobe.
I want you to feel inspired by what you see here on the blog: create beautiful things that make you happy!
You'll find tutorials on all sorts of projects from beginner to advanced levels so there's something for everyone. My goal is to inspire you with my blog posts so that you can sew more professionally, make your own patterns and be more creative with your fabric choices.
If you want more information about me or my blog please visit my About page.

Top 10 hand creams to make your hands soft and smooth

If you’ve ever sewn with dry cracked hands, you know how bad it is when fabric clings to your skin like velcro. Not only is it uncomfortable, but it can also cause your fabric to tangle or bunch up and make sewing difficult. Sewing is a delicate process that requires precise movements. If your hands are dry and cracked, it can be difficult to grip the fabric and get a precise stitch.
It’s so important to moisturize our skin regularly, and hand cream is an essential part of any skincare routine. In addition to keeping our hands soft and supple, hand cream can also help to seal in moisture and protect our hands from the elements.

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The Essential Guide To SewTites: What They Are |How To Use|Types

Whether you have just recently begun to sew or you are someone who has sewed for years, it is always a good thing to keep your eyes out for new products that can make sewing easier and more fun. SewTites are one such product that can help you enjoy your sewing time and maybe even tackle projects that you might not have considered before. These wonderful magnetic sewing pins can make tedious pinning a thing of the past. No matter what kind of sewing you typically do, there is a kind of SewTites that can make it easier.

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Self-Healing Cutting Mat: Everything You Need to Know

A self-healing cutting mat is an essential tool for any sewer – find out how to choose the perfect one for your needs. A self-healing cutting mat provides a smooth surface on which to cut fabric, leather, paper and other materials with a rotary cutter. The mat protects your table or counter from dings and cuts, preserving your work surface. Think of them as like cutting boards, but for sewing, not cooking.
The self-healing feature means that the mat will last for years, as the surface won’t get damaged from repeated use.

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