How to Change a Sewing Machine Needle in 59 Seconds (Singer, Brother, Janome)

Here’s how Singer, Brother, and Janome manuals recommend changing a sewing machine needle. I reviewed at least 3 manuals from each brand, so I haven’t skipped important bits. If your machine is from another brand, this post will still apply. Most brands use the same process. Here’s how to change a sewing machine needle (in a nutshell): … Read more

How to Put a Bobbin in Any Sewing Machine – 4 Ways

This is a follow-up from my previous post, how to thread a bobbin. Here’s how to put a threaded bobbin in your sewing machine. This process can be broken down into 3 main stages: Insert the bobbin into your sewing machine. Thread the upper thread system and needle. Pull the bobbin thread up. There are … Read more

36 FREE Printable Sewing Patterns for Kids, Babies & Toddlers

I’m always looking for free sewing patterns to share with people on my email list (join here for 1 free pattern every Thursday!). Here are the best printable sewing patterns I’ve found for kids. These are modern and on-trend designs. For this post I focused on clothes, hats, and accessories. The sizes include babies, toddlers, … Read more

12 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

Fabric Scissors vs Normal Scissors: 7+ Differences Explained

If you’re new to sewing, you might be wondering what the difference is between fabric scissors and normal scissors? Are fabric scissors necessary? Or can you cut fabric with regular scissors? To find out, I spoke to Ernest Wright and LDH Scissors. Ernest Wright is a manufacturer of scissors. They’ve been in business since 1902! LDH Scissors … Read more

24 Best Headband Sewing Patterns & Tutorials (All Free!)

Headbands are a quick and easy sewing project idea for beginners. I rounded up 24 of the best headband sewing patterns and tutorials I’ve seen. The patterns are all free printable PDF files! This list includes: Multiple sizes for babies, toddlers, kids, and adults. Different fabric types (stretchy knits and non-stretch woven fabrics). Multiple styles: … Read more

How to Make Wide Stretchy Headbands + Free Pattern (8 Sizes)

I studied 7 headbands from stores, including 2 headbands that I bought and took apart ($5.50 and $24). This tutorial is based on how those professional headbands were made. This DIY headband design includes: A flat shape in 2 widths: wide and extra wide. Stretchy knit fabric so it feels comfy. And the fabric edges … Read more