32 Tank Top Sewing Patterns – Women, Men, Kids (24 FREE!)

Tank tops, also called vests and singlets, are sleeveless tops normally made from stretchy knit fabric. They can be tight or relaxed fitting. Today, I’ve rounded up the best on offer for women, men, and kids, including 24 free ones!  If you’re looking for patterns with thinner straps, check out our list of camisole patterns. … Read more

How to Dye Fabric with Tea – Complete Guide

Tea dyeing is often someone’s very first introduction to dyeing – it’s a fun and easy weekend project that requires no special equipment. It’s useful for ‘antiquing’ a bright white garment, aging fabrics for costumes and theater productions, dipping your toe into the world of natural dyeing, and giving new quilt fabrics a vintage look. … Read more

How to Dye Linen – the Complete Guide

Linen is a popular summer fabric due to its lightness, breathability, and the way it softens over time into buttery soft garments. Since it’s not always possible to find the perfect color, dyeing linen is sometimes the only way to achieve the vibrant colors you’re after! Dyeing linen doesn’t come with any major obstacles besides … Read more

37 Sewing Machine Parts Labelled & Explained

If you’ve never used a sewing machine before, understanding all the parts and what they do can be overwhelming. I’ve explained all the important features on your sewing machine with pictures, when to use them, and my top tips for complete beginners. Here are the sewing machine parts we’ll cover: Stitch selector Tension selector Stitch … Read more

26 Hoodie Sewing Patterns for Men, Women, Kids – 6 FREE!

Hoodies are jackets made from thick, stretchy knit fabrics. They’re characterized by the hood that’s attached to the neckline. Some are pull-on styles and others have partial or full front zippers. Many of them include the classic “kangaroo” pocket on the front, but there are also different pocket styles. Today I’ve rounded up the best … Read more

How to Sew Denim from Start to Finish

I’ve made a number of trousers in the past using different types of denim. It’s a versatile fabric that can be turned into shirts, dresses, skirts, jeans, jackets, overalls, aprons, and various accessories like bags and hats. It’s also a great option for home textiles like upholstery projects, curtains, and pillows. In this article, I’ll … Read more