An Easier Method of Gathering with Dental Floss

When gathering, I like to use the dental floss method, which involves zigzagging over a length of dental floss. Most directions call for two rows of gathering stitches, which you slide your fabric along as you pull 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 Tutorial: Infinity Scarf/Cowl Mashup

In this tutorial, you’ll sew together two different scarves to make an easy infinity scarf/cowl. Materials used: Two long scarves in complementary colors (an easy thrift store find) First, cut them so that they’re the 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