Welcome to the sewing world!

Below is a collection of helpful, useful, entertaining, interesting guides, step-by-step tutorials and expert tips that will help you to learn sewing and achieve professional results.

I would love to say it is easy and fast. But I won’t. Because I am trying to be honest. Because sewing is not like slapping together fabric pieces and hoping to make something from them. There is quite a lot that goes into sewing.

So start learning today because there is a lot to learn.

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DIY last minute Christmas gifts

I think there are no better tools than your sewing and embroidery machines for quick and lovely gift ideas. You can make unique one-of-a-kind gifts to show your friends and family that you care.
Check out these attractive, useful projects you can sew! The best part is that they don’t require a complete workshop and years of sewing experience – just a few common sewing tools and some old-fashioned sewing machine.

DIY iPad case

DIY iPad case

Would you like to make your own stylish case/cover for your iPad or Kindle? Yes? Good! Let me show you how to make the tablet case. This is going to be a really easy sewing project (if you can sew, of course).
I bought a new tablet (with 10.1 screen!) and after using it for a few days I decided to make my own cover for it to protect the tablet from scratches, to be able to hold it more comfortable in my hands and carry it around in style. Of course, there are plenty of tablet covers for sale but I like to make one-of-a-kind things.
My case is made from cork fabric (which was a little bit tricky), fastened with Velcro flap and reinforced with plastic inserts. I don’t have to open the case to charge the tablet. I added some embroidery also. You could do this so many different ways too.

First time quilting: how to make a wreath with fabric or a round table topper

First time quilting: how to make a wreath with fabric or a round table topper

If you’re open to DIY decorating and have some basic sewing skills you’re sure to enjoy this easy sewing project that’s both fun and stylish. It can’t be done in 30 minutes, I spent 3 hours on making the wreath with fabric but the finished product is definitely worth the effort. This design is easy to tailor for various preferences. You can use it as a round table topper (and a show-stopper) to give your dining table a vivid focal point. Or you can use it as a Christmas wreath – an easy way to add visual interest to a room.

How to make a winter coat

How to make a winter coat

There are so many details in sewing a coat and it feels sometimes a little intimidating but once you start it is not as bad as you thought it is going to be. If you know basic sewing techniques and have some sewing skills you will get it right. Sewing a coat is not very different from a jacket but be ready to laboriously work on your masterpiece.
A real fashionista must certainly have several different coats. It makes winter more interesting if you have a few coats to choose from. I don’t want to take outerwear only as something created for the sake of keeping me warm in cold weather. I want to look stylish always.

How to make towel wrap cover-up and shower cap

How to make towel wrap cover-up and shower cap

This guide is a step-by-step sewing tutorial on making a cute and cozy bath towel wrap (cover-up) with hair drying shower cap sometimes also called “twist up hair towel”. This is one of the best gifts you can sew for the holiday! Who doesn’t want a beautiful comfy towel wrap set? You can buy a towel wrap set but I know a better way – sew it yourself. And then you can make it exactly as you like from the fabric of your choice and in the size you need.

Halloween sewing projects: DIY off-shoulder top

Halloween sewing projects: DIY off-shoulder top

I like to dress a little special sometimes. And my imagination never ends when it comes to sewing ideas. So I made this spooktacular outfit for Halloween. You can read how to sew a reversible skirt here.
And this is a video tutorial on how to make a matching top. It’s super easy, trust me. I will take you through the entire process from start to finish.

Easy sewing projects: how to sew a skirt

Easy sewing projects: how to sew a skirt

In this sewing tutorial, I want to show you how to make a reversible flared skirt with an elastic waist from knit fabric. I will try to illustrate how I made the skirt without a commercial pattern – we will draw all the necessary lines right on the fabric.
Halloween is coming soon, so I decided to use interesting Halloween fabric (100% cotton) for one side of the skirt, and for the other side, I will use just some plain knit fabric with a little bit of spark (coming from metallic threads).

Most common types of silk fabric

Most common types of silk fabric

There are many different types of silk fabric and it is very easy to get confused with all of them. It depends on the type of weaving, quality of silk threads, the country where silk was manufactured, and many other factors. You can’t easily find many kinds of pure silk in fabric stores ( like Joann fabrics in USA and Fabricland in Canada for example) to compare them, to touch them and to feel the difference.
To me, most distinguished types of silk are Charmeuse, Dupioni, Chiffon, Organza, Velvet, Raw Silk, Jersey Silk, Silk Mesh. I have all of them and can see the dissimilarity.
But I am really puzzled about other types of natural silk fabric like Shantung, Georgette, Crepe, Satin, Habotai, Crepe de China, China Silk, Noil, Taffeta, Brocade, Broadcloth, Faille, Duchess Satin, etc. So let’s try to research more and define them.

Simple sewing projects: DIY pencil skirt

Simple sewing projects: DIY pencil skirt

I love wearing skirts. Better yet, I love wearing skirts that I’ve made myself. Some people might argue that this kind of sewing project is complicated, but it’s actually quite simple. With this article, I hope to convince you to try it yourself. Skirts are the easiest pieces to make for any shape! You can choose a skirt design that flatters your shape and makes it easier to achieve a comfortable and flattering fit. All you need is basic sewing skills, an understanding of fabric characteristics, and the right pattern.

How to make a pleated skirt: DIY box pleated midi skirt

How to make a pleated skirt: DIY box pleated midi skirt

In this sewing tutorial, I will show you how to sew a box pleated skirt. You don’t need to make a paper pattern, we will draw pleats directly on the fabric.
The box pleated skirt can perfectly compliment diverse styles, and work for different occasions. You can make one for crisp office wear or casual Fridays. You can make it from popular floral or African prints or stick to solid colors. You can make it from cheap cotton for everyday wear or from expensive silk for special occasions. The options are really as diverse as women themselves. I am sure you won’t regret having one of these skirts in your closet.

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