How to Sew Mitered Corners (5 Ways, inc. Quilts)

Mitered corners are a way to professionally finish 90-degree corners. You’ll often use them when hemming napkins, scarves, tablecloths, placemats, vents, and even wrap skirts and dresses. They’re also frequently used in quilting, both for binding the quilt and for adding a decorative border around the quilt top. In this article, we’ll cover 2 methods … Read more

How To Sew an Invisible / Concealed Zipper Neatly (+ Video)

An invisible zipper allows you to sew a completely hidden zip inside a seam. There is no visible stitching on the outside of the project. It’s normally used in the center backs or side seams of garments like dresses, skirts, trousers, jumpsuits, and tops; pillows and cushions; and bags. I’ll show you step-by-step instructions to … Read more

22 Worldwide Statistics About Clothing & Textile Waste

Global numbers for textile waste seem to be on the rise due to increases in clothing production and consumption, and the decreased usage of each article of clothing by consumers. Textile waste poses a big problem from an environmental and social perspective. Existing recycling technologies and programs fail to handle the immense amount of textile … Read more

28 Statistics About Clothing Donation & the Used / Second Hand Resale Market

Second-hand clothing is becoming more popular across the world, especially among the younger generations. Both online and traditional retail spaces for used clothing are growing in size as consumers seek more sustainable and affordable fashion. Although it’s seen as the default way to deal with unwanted clothes by most people, excessive amounts of donations can … Read more