Category: Tutorials

Sewing Supplies

Ever wondered what should be on your shopping list as a designer? Here are a few items from mine;
Pins
Pins help you keep your edges aligned. They are like extra hands that make your sewing easier and neater.
Magnetic Pin Cushion
One misplaced pin can do a lot of harm. That is why I consider this item an absolute necessity. You could even use them to scan the area for pins after sewing.
Sewing Clips
They are similar to pins but less dangerous. Sewing clips can be used to hold bundles of fabric together.
Needles
Sometimes, it is necessary to sew by hand when doing finishes or …

The Best Sewing Machines for Beginners

So you want to get a sewing machine? Don’t be confused. Let me help you. There are three types of sewing machines; electronic, mechanical, and computerized. Mechanical is the most basic kind.
Mechanical Sewing Machine
It functions with mechanical gears as well as belts. A dial calibrates the length, width, and type of stitches. Previously, they were manually powered, but today, they use electricity.
What Machine Do I Use?
My faithful sewing companion is an older mechanical machine from 1954 (a Pfaff). It works perfectly and sews through almost anything. Most of the …

Pocket Cloth Mask Tutorial

With the surge in corona virus cases, masks are greatly in demand. In this article, I will show you how to make pocket cloth mask.
Materials (One Mask):

A quarter of a yard of a hundred percent cotton.
All-purpose thread.
14-inches of a quarter-inch of elastic.
4-inches of flexible metal for the nose piece.

Cutting:

Using the dimensions 8 1/2 by 8 1/2 inches, cut three squares.
For the ear bands, you’ll need two sets of 7-inch elastic.
4-inches of flexible metal for the nose piece.

Sewing:

Align the edges of …

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