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4 Best Professional Sewing Machines (That Are Not Industrials)

It’s a funny thing, but when I’m asked what the best professional sewing machines are, my initial response is to always suggest one of the industrial sewing machines I have owned and used as a fashion designer and sample maker. The problem with that of course is that they are large, heavy and quite cumbersome …

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5 Best Sewing Gifts For The Sewing Beginner (That They’ll Love)

Whether for Christmas and birthdays or Mothers and Fathers day, there are many reasons why you may be gift hunting for the special person in your life who is becoming interested in sewing. However, knowing which sewing gifts are beginner friendly is not as easy as you’d expect if you’re someone who doesn’t sew at …

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Types Of Industrial Sewing Machine – And Do You Need One?

I’ve covered the different types of sewing machines previously, including leather sewing machines, but I’m often asked about the types of industrial sewing machines and whether they’re really needed by the home sewer or budding fashion designer. So today, I’m sharing my experience of owning and using an industrial machine, the various industrial machine types …

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What Is The Best Dress Form For Fashion Design?

I feel like this is a much needed follow up to my guide on the best dress forms for women sewers, which has been super helpful for those non-professionals who want a dress form for draping and fitting their sewing projects, but isn’t necessarily filled with the best options for those who want to drape …

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The Best Sewing Planner For Planning Your Sewing Projects!

Are you looking for the best sewing planner to help you plan your 2023 projects? I have completely overhauled my one year sewing planner to make it perfect for anyone who loves crafts! It’s available as a digital planner – with everything ‘hot linked’ for ease of use! – but it can also be printed …

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2 Way Stretch Vs 4 Way Stretch: What’s The Difference?

I recently purchased a sewing pattern which lists 2 way stretch fabric as essential. The instructions stated that this was because it was essential that the fabric stretched in both directions. And reading this made me pause in confusion. You see I had always been taught at fashion school that a fabric with 2 way …

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6 Different Ways to Make Clothes for Yourself and Others

Making your own clothes is a great way to show off your personal style. And for others it’s a way to save money instead of spending so much on fashion in stores. The great news is that there are many different ways to make clothes for yourself and others, and each of them can be …

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What Are The Different Types Of Buttons Used In Sewing?

I’ve covered clothes fastenings used in sewing which has been popular with my readers for years, so I thought it was time to dive deeper into the buttons which are used in sewing and fashion.  I’m going to cover the different types of buttons, when they were invented, the materials used to create them and …

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What Is Seersucker Fabric – And Why You Should Sew With It!

You may have spotted quite a few people talking about seersucker fabrics over on Instagram during the summer months. This is because it is a fabric that is perfect for lazy and hot summer days. But what is seeksucker fabric and how is it made? How do you sew with it? And most importantly of …

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How Do You Stick PDF Patterns Together?

You’ve bought the PDF sewing pattern, and opted to print it on your home printer instead of printing it at the copy shop. But how do you actually stick PDF patterns together? That is what I’m going to teach you in this quick tutorial. I should note that all pattern designers I’ve bought patterns from …

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