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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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.

DIY Halloween crafts : how to sew a pillow for Halloween

DIY Halloween crafts : how to sew a pillow for Halloween

There so many good tutorials on DIY halloween crafts that it’s really hard to make something that wasn’t described before. But I think I found one project that may be an interesting way to get into the holiday spirit. I decided to make a Halloween pillow: a nice accent for your couch, always useful if you take a nap or simply relax watching TV and an easy way to decorate for the haunting season. If you do it yourself for Halloween you can make the pillow from 100% silk fabric, fill it with a natural fiber and decorate it as your heart desires.

How to cover a box with fabric

How to cover a box with fabric

In this tutorial, I will show you how to cover a box with fabric and make a very useful and pretty fabric bin.
Shops offer a wide selection of decorative boxes of various sizes, colors, and styles. However, the prices for fabric storage bins are not always budget- friendly. With a little effort and imagination, everyone can make a fabric storage box by themselves especially if you want to use it not only for storing various things but also for easy home decor.

Let’s see how we can turn a regular box from a dollar store into a cute fabric bin.

How to make a leather purse

How to make a leather purse

Did you ever want to make a leather purse yourself? I always wanted but I thought it will be too complicated. But it turned out nothing could be further from the truth.
I made this lovely little leather purse and got lots of compliments. One of my friends even said that it’s absolutely the most beautiful purse she has ever seen. Well, it’s unique and I have never come across anything like it in stores. So I am excited to show it off!
I decided to publish this tutorial how you can make the purse too because many of my friends showed interest.

Organic cotton fabric review

Organic cotton fabric review

I am not a professional seamstress, but I sew a little bit almost every day and because of this I have a big fabric collection and handle fabrics and make fabric choices on a regular basis. I prefer to use natural or even organic fabrics for my sewing projects. Where can I buy organic fabric? Well, I visited many fabric stores in USA and Canada (I travel a lot) but I have never seen organic fabric in those stores. But there are many online stores that sell organic fabric. One of them is www.fabric.com where I buy organic cotton for my sewing projects.

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