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5 Ways to Conquer the Fabric Store

  When you're a newbie in the world of sewing, shopping at the fabric store can be a REAL HASSLE! If you're reading this, it's safe to assume that you've had your share of bad experiences and would love to conquer the fabric store. How was your last shopping trip? Were the aisles crowded?…


7 Sewing Habits

7 Easy Habits Every Beginning Sewist Should Learn

Is learning to sew more challenging than you imagined? Are you threading your sewing machine multiple times to complete one project? Are you finishing your projects then feeling overwhelmed because you have hundreds of threads to cut? Are you having a hard time keeping everything you need for your…


10 Must-have Sewing Tools

10 Must-Have Sewing Tools So you're thinking about making something to get acquainted with your sewing machine or just for fun? How about a cute pillow to spruce up the sofa, an apron or a tote bag? Any of these are great projects to start with, but before you head to the fabric store, let’s make…


best sewing machine for beginners

Best Sewing Machines For Beginners

Buying the best sewing machine for a beginner (yourself or your child) is an important decision.  And, if you're like most people, you want to get the best sewing machine for your money. First, as a sewing professional, I do not recommend any type of sewing machine that is not full-size.  If it’s…


Why Sewing Makes Kids Happy

Throughout the week, I have the pleasure of literally watching our campers grow as sewists.  I’ve seen them get excited for things like remembering to backstitch to sewing a long seam (hem of shorts) with no wiggles or bumps! And, yes, those are reasons to be happy when you’re learning how to sew!…


Day 1 is Sewing Orientation...

It makes me “SEW” happy to know that campers are excited to come to our summer camps! A large percentage of our campers are true beginners.  They have either never sewn on a sewing machine or they attended a birthday party at sew fun!  With this in mind, Day 1 of camp is orientation and campers…