I bought the Singer 14SH754 overlock a few months ago but did not had the chance and courage to try it out. Well, here we go! Continue reading “The Singer 14SH754 overlock: My first tryout”
Short and clear explanations of different aspects of sewing, fabric and sewing techniques.
In January I gave my sister her first sewing lesson. We did some beginning exercises and made a pillowcase. Since then it caught her. She started taking sewing classes near her home (unfortunately she lives one hour driving from my place) and we did some other sewing projects together such as the lovely fabric covered boxes.
Up to now she did all her sewing on the Ikea SY sewing machine. By now a family piece, I bought this machine for my first sewing projects, but limited in its possibilities. So it is time to move on to a new sewing machine to further explore the sewing world. Continue reading “A sewing machine for my sister”
Prewashing your fabric basicly means that you wash your fabric before you start sewing. Why should you do that? Continue reading “Why you should prewash your fabric”
The first time I sat at the table with my sewing machine it felt a bit strange. I was almost afraid to touch it. But don’t be! Once you master it, it just feels great! Let’s get started! Continue reading “Your first stitches: Practice makes perfect!”
Fabrics are classified according to their composition and the way they are made. The most common types are ‘cotton’ and ‘jersey’.
Sewing machines come in various brands, types and prices, but in general the mechanism behind them all is more or less the same.
Before you get started it is important to get to know your sewing machine.
Start with turning the hand wheel towards you and see what happens. Continue reading “Get to know your sewing machine”
Hey ladies! And gentlemen!
Since some time sewing is hot again! As it should be!
It is the perfect hobby to let your creativity thrive and in the end it gives you loads of beautiful and original masterpieces to use, wear, give away or even sell. So go to the attic, search for your (grand)mother’s sewing machine and get started!