Sewing Basics: How To Pick Fabric for a Quilt

If you’re new to sewing or to quilting (or to both!), it can be intimidating to choose fabric for your first quilt. In this Sewing Basics post, I’ll be answering your six most frequently asked questions about how to pick fabric for a quilt. This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no … Read more

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

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

Sew a Sloth! + How To Add Safety Eyes to Fabric

One of my favorite reasons to pull out my sewing machine is to make a softie! In today’s post, we’re going to sew a sloth softie and I’m also including a tutorial that demonstrates how to add safety eyes to fabric. I made my sloth a pillow pal with an envelope back so it’s easy … Read more

How To Upcycle Jeans: 11 Tips + 22 Project Ideas from Your Favorite Bloggers

September is National Sewing Month and one of my favorite materials to sew with is upcycled denim. Everyone (or, almost everyone) has a pile of old jeans in the closet. Working with old jeans has its challenges so I reached out to several of my favorite sewing bloggers and I’ve put together 11 tips for … Read more