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.
This is my first attempt to make a zippered pouch. And I honestly thought that this is the easiest thing ever to sew, it’s such a little thing, right? But I was mistaken. The zippered pouch with lining turned out a pretty complex thing to make. Yes, you can make it in 30 min if you don’t mind the funky dented corners at the top of the pouch. But I wanted my corners to look very neat. So what is the secret to making a pouch without dented corners? Read the tutorial to find out.
In this tutorial, I want to show you how to machine binding a quilt. I know there are many posts on quilt binding but I am doing it a little bit differently than what I have seen. I bind a quilt with my serger and it’s really fast, easy and accurate.
Although engineers have included many subtle safety features into modern sewing machines, you are still dealing with an electric machine that punches a sharp needle at a rapid pace.
As indoors hobbies go, sewing is still very safe, not to mention highly rewarding and productive, but only if you take care to include precautions on a regular basis.
In this video sewing tutorial I want to talk about a seam guide – why you need one (or a few actually), how to use it correctly, what types of seam guides exist, how you can make it yourself and where to buy the best.
Invisible stitch (slip stitch, or ladder stitch, or blind hem stitch) is a very popular hand sewing stitch and knowing how to do invisible stitch by hand is really helpful as you can prolong the life of many things (garments, pillows, soft toys, even furniture) and even save money on alterations if you can easily repair holes in expensive leather products, for example.
Every sewing project starts with taking measurements. It’s even more important to take your own body measurements for sewing clothes. In this video sewing tutorial I’ll present how to take the body measurements that you’ll need regardless if you sew with one of the available commercial patterns or draft a pattern yourself.
Machine embroidery on leather seems to attract everyone’s attention. I had my embroidery machine for years but I never tried leather embroidery until now. After reading some tutorials I decided to put it in practice. And here is what I made – a velvet dress with leather insert embellished with embroidered roses.
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.