I Bought the Brother Ls14s Sewing Machine: 6 Month Review

Here’s my review of the Brother Ls14s (Amazon link) after 6 months of testing. Note: it’s called different things around the world, like the L14s, Sm1400, Sm1704, Lx3817, Xm1010, RLX3817A, and Js1400. I think it’s best for beginners who need a cheap sewing machine for occasional use. It suits everyday projects and light/medium weight fabrics. … Read more

The Best Sewing Machines for Beginners *All Tested*

I compared 56 sewing machines and picked 7 of the best options to try. After extensive testing, I think the best sewing machine for beginners is the Brother innov-is A16. It’s easy to use, powerful, and has enough features that you can grow with it for years. Buy it from UK Amazon. If you’re from … Read more

13 Cross Back ‘Japanese’ Apron Patterns & Tutorials (+ FREE)

I’m sharing apron sewing patterns and tutorials that have a criss-cross back. They’re sometimes called Japanese aprons. I’ve included free printable sewing patterns, physical paper ones, and tutorials with apron measurements. FREE PDF cross back apron patterns Apron with front pocket by Tessuti Download now ($0) Sizes: one size. Design: this apron has a square … Read more

How To Make Fabric Hair Tie Bows + FREE Pattern (4 Sizes)

Here’s the simplest way to make hair tie bows out of fabric. I’ve created a step-by-step photo tutorial below, and a free pattern in 4 sizes. Give your hair tie (aka. ponytail) a new “oomph”. This is a great scrap fabric project idea. And it makes very cute diy gifts! Pin this image to bookmark … Read more

How to Make Twisted Turban Headbands: PRO Way + Free Pattern

I bought 2 twisted ‘turban’ headbands ($5.50 and $24) and took them apart. Here’s exactly how to copy those professionally made headbands. This diy headband design includes: A twisted knot in the middle. Stretchy knit fabric, so it feels comfy. And the fabric edges won’t fray, so you don’t need to finish them. Elastic at … Read more

DIY Scrunchie with Hair Tie (*New* Easiest Method) + Pattern

Today I’m showing you how to make DIY scrunchies with hair ties (also known as ponytail holders). This tutorial includes an optional “bunny ear” bow too. Download my free sewing pattern here. I’ve researched a LOT of scrunchie tutorials, but there aren’t many methods for hair tie scrunchies. So I sat down and brainstormed my … Read more