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 tools and notions


Sewing room lighting ideas

Sewing room lighting ideas

I think we all realize that good sewing room lighting is very important.
In this article, I tried to create a summary of what we really need to know about lighting in a sewing room. It is kind of tricky subject though, and I got a little bit too technical sometimes. If you would like to improve your current lighting situation here are some ideas to consider.

I don’t have an unlimited budget, otherwise I suspect finding professional lighting equipment – and people to set it up – would not be an issue. Therefore this article attempts to discuss ways of lighting your sewing room on a budget.

All About Tape Measure for Sewing: Ultimate Guide

All About Tape Measure for Sewing: Ultimate Guide

A measuring tape is one of the most useful sewing tools and indispensable in any sewing room. Today, a measuring tape on the tailor’s neck is the same iconic professional attribute as a doctor’s stethoscope. This tape measure guide will focus on the following topics – how to read a tape measure for sewing, how to buy a measuring tape, tape measure types, etc.

Blind hem foot: How to sew an invisible hem with a sewing machine

Blind hem foot: How to sew an invisible hem with a sewing machine

Is there a quick and easy way to make a professionally looking invisible hem on the clothes you sew? Of course, there is – special “blind stitch” presser feet have been developed. There are a few types of them as you can see in the image below.

These presser feet allow you to make almost invisible hems: they create barely noticeable tiny stitches on the front of the item that cover only a few threads from the fabric structure.

Care of Sewing Tools and Equipment

Care of Sewing Tools and Equipment

Learn how to take good care of your sewing tools and equipment. A collection of useful maintenance tips from this sewing tutorial will make your life easier. Keep your tools properly organized, cleaned, and maintained. It will save you time and money and make your sewing projects much more rewarding.

How to sew straight

How to sew straight

I often get a question from my readers – how to sew straight? In this guide, I will show you how to easily keep stitching lines straight. I will talk about topstitching mostly because keeping seam allowances equal is a different topic. Have you ever had problems with crooked stitching lines? I bet you had. Even intermediate sewists are struggling sometimes to do it and had to rip and redo stitching. But sewing in a straight line is much simpler than you think. And I want to help you to sew straight every time.

Rotary cutter tips and tricks – what mistakes to avoid

Rotary cutter tips and tricks – what mistakes to avoid

I wasn’t a quilter until recently, I used to sew clothes for myself and kids and some home decor items (mostly curtains). So I wasn’t used to rotary cutters, although I had all the time many different kinds of sewing scissors and I thought that rotary cutters are only used by quilters. 
Some time ago, before deciding to share my sewing experience with others, I started to sew leather. I heard from more experienced people that a rotary cutter is excellent for cutting leather and will transform you in a real leather cutting machine. So I tried it. And it was awful! I even film it so you can laugh now together with me – at the time I was so surprised at the way a rotary cutter works.
And I put together this article so you are not going to make the same mistakes I did.

The best sewing machine for advanced sewers: Janome Memory Craft 6600P

The best sewing machine for advanced sewers: Janome Memory Craft 6600P

Looking for the best sewing machine for advanced and intermediate sewists? Here is what I think — Janome Memory Craft 6600 p. I’ve had this machine for a little more than 5 years now, it is very solid, I have not had one single problem with it and I use it quite a bit every week.
The machine is a real workhorse with lots of bells and whistles. It does everything with the speed and precision critical to advanced sewing.
Let me show you why I love my Janome 6600.

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