How to Make Your Own Leggings from an Existing Pair

Don’t buy a pattern for leggings–it’s easy to make your own pattern from an existing pair of leggings. You’ll have to cut your existing pair of leggings in half to make this pattern, so choose Keep Reading

How to Prevent Side Creeping with Your Vintage Singer S...

If you have a vintage Singer sewing machine, you may have noticed the phenomenon of side creeping, seen in the stitch sample on the right. It’s frustrating to have to fight with your fabric to Keep Reading

Sewing Hacks Tested: Can You Really Use Serger Thread I...

  In terms of sewing hacks, I’ve seen a few people mention that you can use serger thread with your sewing machine. I’ve been wondering for awhile whether this is really feasible, so I investigated whether Keep Reading

Pattern Review: New Look 6871 Blouse

  This is an easy, beginner blouse with a few different styling options, including sleeveless, ruffled sleeves, and 3/4 sleeves. It’s cute and flowy–perfect for summer! I’ll go through my concerns/suggestions regarding this pattern to Keep Reading

Sewing Tips: Can I Use Vintage Thread?

Everyone likes a bargain, and good thread can be expensive. So when you see a nice lot of vintage sewing notions, with those pretty wooden spools of thread, who can resist? Unfortunately, thread deteriorates over Keep Reading