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
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
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.
This post is designed for sewists around the world, but you can certainly apply it to any area of your life. From my own experience I know that spending time at home, without socializing the amount that we are used to socializing, can be demanding, overwhelming and sometimes you can feel hopeless. And one of the few formulas that I know to fight all those … Continue reading Advice to confined sewists
Hi sewing lovers, When I was a beginner sewist I was so eager to take in as much knowledge as I could from the very first day. That’s a great attitude, but can also bring moments of frustation. When this happens take a break, clear you mind, and when you’re ready get back to it. Today I want to share with you 20 of the … Continue reading 20 BEGINNER QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS THAT’LL HELP WITH YOUR SEWING + BONUS TUTORIAL
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
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
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
Presser feet play an imporant role in the world of sewing machines, without them we could not sew no matter how good our sewing machine is. But do you know them well? You will be wondering at this point, if they are so important, what are they really? Well, they are the pieces that shape the seam we want to do, they are placed next … Continue reading Sewing Machine Presser Feet. What are they?
First thing that comes to mind is Pinterest! You will find there sewing projects for home, clothes, and accessories…actually anything you can imagine! Pinterest has some sort of witchCRAFT that stuff comes up in searches on Pinterest that Google never finds. Nevertheless, it can also be too much info and I usually end having to spend a lot of time filtering a lot of the … Continue reading 10 Proven Ways to Get Free Patterns for Your Sewing