Posts by Julia

Julia finds fabric stores to be incredibly dangerous places for her wallet. She enjoys stitching up everything from dresses to potholders, usually with a little help from her two cats.

Men With Needles: Patrick Grant

Patrick GrantIn honor of Movember, we're highlighting men in the sewing industry. Patrick Grant is a tailor and host of the popular BBC sewing competition Great British Sewing Bee. Read on to find out how to started his career. Read more »

Old Coat, New Tricks: Refashioning Tips

Woman Wearing a Tan Coat with Pink LiningIf you don't have time to sew a new coat or jacket this fall, why not spruce up the one already in your closet (or makeover a thrift store find)? Here are 5 easy ways to refashion a coat or jacket. Read more »

Ready, Set, Sew: 5 Sewing Techniques for Beginning Sewers to Learn

Pattern Piece Pinned on Fabric, Ready to be Cut If you're a beginner sewer, you might feel like you have a lot to learn before you can start producing beautiful garments like the ones you see in the Sewing Projects Gallery. And while sewing is definitely a skill you perfect over time (with practice and a lot of patience), becoming familiar with these top five techniques for beginning sewers to learn will give you the confidence to start tackling garment sewing. Read more »

The Right Spool: Different Types of Sewing Thread

Spools of thread

Choosing the right type of thread can make or break your sewing project. Here's a run down of the different types of thread you'll find and what they are best used for. Plus, discover how to choose the right thread for your project.

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Choosing Fabric for Clothes

Vintage inspired dress

Choosing fabric for clothes is one of the most important parts of the sewing process. The wrong fabric could spell disaster! Learn a couple of simple tips on how to choose fabric.

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Top 10 Sewing Notions

Sewing NotionsDo you find the sewing notions aisle overwhelming? Here we explore the ten sewing notions that are the most helpful to keep on hand, from thimbles to collar stays and beyond. Read more »