Sexy color inspiration from Liz Payne

Today I share with you, as an inspirational image, the textile work of the wonderful Liz Payne, Australian artist who makes the pieces you see below: I love to appreciate how she uses color and “steal” some color matching ideas for my clothes. That’s what being able to see other people’s work is about. To be inspired by what they do, take what we like … Continue reading Sexy color inspiration from Liz Payne

How tech packs help your sewing

Hello again! As promised, I will be sending inspirational images from now on. The skirt you see in the photograph is from the very talented Colombian designer Johanna Ortíz. In this garment I love the right selection of the fabric to generate that fall and that volume. Working with patterned fabrics can sometimes be a big challenge, which is why I appreciate seeing designs made … Continue reading How tech packs help your sewing

How to price your work as an independent sewist.

From now on at the beginning of every email I will throw you a lifeline for quarantine or what I’ve called: Inspiration of the day. I will share clothing models with you daily so that you can be inspired in these difficult times. Here I leave you today’s inspiration: Vintage top Other patterns and materials: Simplicity Vintage Sewing Pattern SleepwearSimplicity 1940’s Vintage Fashion Women’s Apron Sewing Pattern Simplicity Pattern Misses’ Vintage NightgownsTracing Paper … Continue reading How to price your work as an independent sewist.

9 Reasons Why Sewing Can Change Your Life

What is keeping you from sewing more? Yup…that’s me and grandma in the feature image at the top 😁. I remember the first time I had a sewing machine, it was a gift from my mother at Christmas a few years ago. When I told my friends that my Christmas gift was a sewing machine they laughed at me because they thought it was “very … Continue reading 9 Reasons Why Sewing Can Change Your Life

There are 2 types of sewists – those who make their patterns and those who don’t

This post is about patterns and one of the biggest dilemmas that arise when we start sewing: what is better? To make your patterns or buy made patterns? First of all, for all those who are not familiar with the word “patterns”, a pattern is a drawing of anything we are going to sew. It is the template that we will use to cut the … Continue reading There are 2 types of sewists – those who make their patterns and those who don’t

Warning to fabric lovers – inside 48 Online Fabric Stores

Today is your day to get the April fabric stash. I have put together a list of 48 online fabric stores to make anyone’s sewing dream come true: fabric.com  moodfabrics.com cottoneer.com olgascloset.com seweird.com hawthornesupplyco.com amelialanedesigns.com missouriquiltco.com purpleseamstressfabric.com knitpop.com sincerelyrylee.com equilter.com aliexpress.com sosewenglish.com bowbuttonfabrics.com milymaefabricshop.com blackbirdfabrics.com fabricmartfabrics.com emmaonesock.com threadcountfabrics.ca onlinefabricstore.com sewtrendymn.com spoonflower.com voodoorabbit.com.au slyfoxfabrics.com prairieloveknits.ca dizzydaisyfabricstudio.com metre-rabbit.co.uk bohofabrics.com flarefabrics.ca shearmadnessfabrics.com kissnstitch.com fatquartershop.com rexfabrics.com fabricgodmother.co.uk lovefabric.ie backstitch.co.uk … Continue reading Warning to fabric lovers – inside 48 Online Fabric Stores

Advice on sewing scissors ✂ 😀

“Sorry Marvin. It says right here: Using her fabric scissors for cutting paper IS grounds for divorce.” – said any sewist! We shalt see why in this email.  Here is a short summary on different scissors used by sewists.  Dressmaker scissors and tailor scissors: the sheets of the tailor shears are usually between 10 and 20 cm long and are made of steel. One of … Continue reading Advice on sewing scissors ✂ 😀

An intimate glimpse into sewists organizing hacks

What’s your favorite organizer/organization hack in your sewing studio?! Do you have to downsize and are struggling to get everything to fit? Well, this question was asked in our 25,000 member Facebook Group Sewing for Beginners and this is what members said: – I have my paper patterns stored in boxes standing up but find it hard to find the pattern I am looking for. – … Continue reading An intimate glimpse into sewists organizing hacks