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How to Make Rouleaux-Straps

Learning how to make rouleaux straps can be a wonderful  addition to your sewing repertoire. Their use doesn't only extend to straps on a pretty dress or top, but they can also be used to create beautiful button loops instead of regular buttonholes or as ebellishments. Yes! Hear, hear...but more [...]

By | 2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 September 12th, 2014|Tutorials|0 Comments

How to Clean a Front Loading Sewing Machine

Believe it or not, regular cleaning and maintenance of your sewing machine is an essential part of keeping it running smoothly, reducing your servicing bills and trips to the sewing machine repairs centre and ultimately extending its overall life. So what's there to be cleaned in a sewing machine you [...]

By | 2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 September 5th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|0 Comments

How to Choose the Best Thread for your Project

When you learn to sew there are many questions and doubts that go through your mind..one of them being- What thread is best to use for my sewing project? Well that's a very good sewing question to ask and despite some differing opinions, I believe that when you learn to [...]

By | 2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 July 24th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|2 Comments

How to Turn your Sewing Machine Hand Wheel

I first started sewing on a 1970s mechanical machine I borrowed from a friend. She quickly run me through the basics of threading it, winding the bobbin and sewing straight stitches, before wishing me luck as I left full of excitement and anticipation at the thought off all the sewing [...]

By | 2016-10-20T06:10:54+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Tips & Tricks|5 Comments
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