Sewing Basics: All About Bobbins

When you first start sewing with a machine, you’ll need to learn about bobbins. Today, I’m sharing everything a beginner sewist needs to know about bobbins, including answers to twelve of your most frequently asked questions about sewing machine bobbins and tips for troubleshooting three common bobbin problems! I’ve even included a short video demonstrating … Read more

Announcing the Christmas in July Make Along!

I’ve teamed up with 30 other bloggers for the second annual Christmas in July Make Along! We’re bringing you a month full of free patterns to kick start the handmade holiday season — including crochet, knitting, sewing, and craft projects. There’s something new to make every day in July, and you can also enter to … Read more

Easy Fabric Bookmarks Sewing Pattern

This easy fabric bookmark pattern is a great way to use up scraps of cotton fabric left over from larger projects, to practice your sewing skills on a low-stakes project, or to get in some “mindless” sewing after a difficult week. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to … Read more

How To Use a Sewing Machine for Beginners

It seems that more and more people are turning to sewing as a way to make useful and beautiful items while relieving stress, so I decided to start a sewing basics series. My first post is for those of you who are new to machine sewing, or who haven’t sewn in a while. I’m sharing … Read more

Easy Half Square Triangle Pillow Sewing Pattern

Have you ever wanted to sew half square triangle quilt blocks? The math can be pretty intimidating, so today I’m sharing a really easy way to make half square triangles in a variety of sizes from 2-1/2″ to 6-1/2″ including a beginner-friendly pillow project.  This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no … Read more