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Adventures in Fabric

November 26, 2015

New and Noteworthy, Product Knowledge, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

There are signs hanging by our fashion fabric now. “Carefully Curated” they say. This blog fills out that story.

On Cheater Sewing and a Specialty Embroidery Technique

October 30, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Embroidery Software, Personal Projects, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

One of the questions I get a lot is “so, do you make everything you wear?” And I always reply “I wish!” Unfortunately, I don’t have a lot of time…

#Jays Colouring Project: Kid friendly!

October 02, 2015

Personal Projects, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips, What Inspires

Maybe you noticed Toronto going mad this Wednesday, maybe you didn’t. Either way, the Jays won the pennant for the American League East, and it inspired this project! Colouring on…

8 Tips for Sewing Stripes

September 25, 2015

Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

This week I was shopping in the thrift store and came across a gorgeous pink striped angora sweater which was hung in the wrong section. It was way too big…

Top 6 favourite things about the New Embroidery Software!!!!

September 10, 2015

Embroidery Software, New and Noteworthy, Product Knowledge, What Inspires

Yesterday we got to take in a demonstration of the new Premier+ embroidery software via the internet. In the last few months, we were told it was like Christmas every…

Anatomy of a Pin

September 04, 2015

Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips

When I googled the title of this post to see if others had already written about it, most of my results were actually about needles. Which is weird because they…

Basically all your sewing basics

August 13, 2015

Machine Care, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips

We help so many kids and adults get set up for sewing, and one of the first questions we address is “what do I need?” Sewing machine aside, there is…

Cross Crafting Part 2… Sewing into Knitting/Crocheting

July 24, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Personal Projects, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

A few weeks ago I wrote about combining sewing and scrapbooking and I dubbed it Cross Crafting - my own term that has nothing to do with making crosses. It’s…

Cross Crafting Part 1… Sewing into Scrapbooking

June 18, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Personal Projects, Product Knowledge, Quilting, Sewing Tips, What Inspires

One of the most wonderful things about the craft industry is that there is next to no one who does just ONE craft. We all dabble, and we are always…

Why do I need a serger?

June 05, 2015

Product Knowledge, Quilting, Sewing Tips, Stitching Clothes, What Inspires

Not everybody does, you know… need a serger, that is. We have some good reasons for and against, depending on the type of sewing you do.

How to Sew with Waterproof Fabric

April 17, 2015

Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips, What Inspires

As gardening season approaches, you may be thinking about sewing for your outdoor living space. Most projects will ask for waterproof fabric, which has its own special requirements.

Have you tried printing on fabric?

March 06, 2015

Personal Projects, Product Knowledge, Quilting, Sewing Tips, What Inspires

Have you tried printing on fabric? If not, start now and create this easy baby ball project!

How to Embroider Freestanding Lace

February 11, 2015

Embroidery Ideas, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips

Valentine’s day is coming and nothing says romance like lace. Have you tried to make some on your embroidery machine? If not, why not give it a go… It is…

The Holy Grail of Sewing… the accurate seam

January 30, 2015

New and Noteworthy, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips

Accuracy. Precision. Perfection. The pressure! The consistently straight line can be hard to achieve, and in sewing it is often critically important. How do you relieve the stress, the pressure,…

Organizing your Bobbin Thread

January 05, 2015

New and Noteworthy, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips

There are all sorts of storage solutions for organizing your bobbins, but have you thought about organizing your THREAD by colour coding them with your actual bobbins?

Sewing with Polyester Thread - Pros and Cons

January 02, 2015

Machine Care, Product Knowledge, Sewing Tips

I think a lot of us are mainly concerned about matching the thread to our fabric, and don’t necessarily worry about the fibre content of the thread. And often time,…