Adjusting Your Stitches
Learn to optimize your sewing machine’s stitch settings for clean, professional-looking seams every time.
Basic Sewing Machine Maintenance
So, your machine is up and running and you’re on your way to building your handmade wardrobe. Here’s how to keep your trusty machine in tip-top shape!
How to Use a Sewing Machine
You’ve gotta start somewhere! Here’s how to use a sewing machine.
Choosing the Right Sewing Machine Needle
Who thought there were so many different types of needles out there? Here’s how to choose the right sewing machine needle for your project.
Reality Check: Fun with Fiber… and Fibro
When I first started this little sewing and knitting blog a while ago, I never imagined getting particularly personal on it. I figured blogging would serve as a fun way to showcase the things I was working on and meet other makers who love to celebrate their own handmade wardrobes, sharing the occasional funny anecdote…
Seersucker Sweetness with McCall’s 7889
The perfect pattern for a summery seersucker dress.
A Classic Shirt Pattern to Dress Up or Down
A classic style sewn up in soft flannel for cool-weather comfort, thanks to an easy Simplicity sewing pattern.
FamJams: Homemade Pajamas for Long-Distance Snuggles
An oh-so-snuggly DIY gift idea.
Handmade Dolores Abernathy Costume
This year’s Westworld-themed Halloween celebration included Dolores and Teddy costumes—handmade by yours truly.
A Sweeney Todd-Inspired Costume
Mrs. Lovett is the inspiration behind this ruffled costume, a gift for my mom.