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.

Sewing techniques and tips


How big is a yard of fabric

How big is a yard of fabric

When I visited a US fabric store (it was in New York) the first time (I was coming from Canada) I was really surprised to find out that they sell fabric by the yard, not by the meter. So I was staring at the fabric trying to figure out – how big is a yard of fabric? I asked the seller and she told me – “oh, it’s 36 inches”. Well, it really didn’t help because I had no idea about inches also. I was used to meters and centimeters. And I couldn’t even Google it then – there was no Google.
By now I am used to it but I know it would be helpful to have a conversion chart so anybody who is looking for answers can Google it and find the solution immediately.

Quilting with an embroidery machine – be amazed!

Quilting with an embroidery machine – be amazed!

In this short post, I would like to show you how we can quilt with an embroidery machine. Creating quilt blocks has never been easier – modern sewing and embroidery machines are new wonders of the world. Spend 5 minutes – and you are done with your one of a kind quilting design. Another 5 minutes – and your wonderful block is ready. Make as many exactly the same blocks as you want.
I am still new to quilting but I can make nice quilts in no time at all with my Destiny 2.

How to sew a lettuce hem – 10 best sewing tutorials on the lettuce hem

How to sew a lettuce hem – 10 best sewing tutorials on the lettuce hem

Have you ever heard of the term “lettuce hem”? If not, you’re probably not alone. I’ll give a hint as to what it’s not – lettuce hem is not a new type of vegetable that you’ll be planting out in your garden this year. In fact, it has nothing to do with anything outdoors or any type of real vegetable.
You’re probably not surprised to hear that it’s a type of sewing technique that’s actually really not all that uncommon. If you’ve ever looked at the bottom of a shirt or at the bottom of a dress and saw a “wavy” look, there’s a very high possibility that you’re looking at a lettuce hem.
In this post, I’m going to go over some facts about a lettuce hem and also showcase some top products and tutorials that you should attempt to try on your own. (It’s actually a fun look if you can get it down!)

How to upcycle an old dress

How to upcycle an old dress

I see that more and more people and companies are supporting upcycling: the process of creating something new from old items that would normally be destined for trash or recycle. This process uses fewer resources to create new things and helps keep used old items out of the waste. This is latest and continuously growing trend and one of the most sustainable things people can do in the fashion industry. So, I got hooked and decided to turn one of my ideas into reality.

Twin needle sewing machine – everything you need to know about sewing with a twin needle

Twin needle sewing machine – everything you need to know about sewing with a twin needle

In this sewing tutorial I want to show you how to use a twin needle – a very simple tool that expands the capabilities of even the most ordinary sewing machine.
The twin needle is made of the two needles that are attached to a single crossbar.
It produces two rows of stitching on the topside and a zigzag stitch (well, kind of) on the back. It’s often used for hemming garments made from knit fabric – the stitch looks similar to the hem stitch on a T-shirt.

How to use overcast presser feet for sewing overcasting stitches

How to use overcast presser feet for sewing overcasting stitches

In this YouTube video tutorial you will find answers on these questions: how do you stop seams from fraying with an overcast stitch, how do you finish a seam with zig zag, how do you overcast, is overcasting the same as overlocking, does my sewing machine have an overlock stitch? Learn types of seam finishes, types of overcast presser feet and how to overlock stitch on regular sewing machine.

Foundation paper piecing tutorial

Foundation paper piecing tutorial

When I first heard about foundation paper piecing from my friend and saw the quilt she made I thought that paper piecing is complicated and time-consuming. How to sew on paper? What is it?

But I was intrigued for a while and in the end, decided to try this method. And I am glad I did! It’s not complicated at all, it’s actually quite simple and allows to make blocks with the greatest accuracy.

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