The Best Fabric Dyes for 23 Fabrics

When choosing the best dye for your project, the most important thing to be aware of is the fiber content of the items you’re dyeing. This will help you choose the most reliable and permanent dye, as different types of dyes are formulated to work with different types of fibers.  The best dye for cotton, … Read more

34 T-shirt Dress Sewing Patterns (+ 9 FREE PDF’s!)

Here are t-shirt dress sewing patterns I’ve found for women and girls. I’ve included printed and digital PDF patterns. I’ve also described each pattern to help you quickly choose the right one for you. This includes information about sizing, design features, fabric requirements, and whether they’re beginner-friendly patterns or not. Skip to: Free patterns for … Read more

25 Slip Dress Sewing Patterns (+ 2 FREE PDF’s!)

I researched the best slip dress patterns in PDF and paper format. I even found 2 for free! This post includes slip dresses designed to be worn as undergarments with sheer clothes, worn as sleepwear, and worn outside. I’ve shared useful information about each pattern, like the sizing, design details, fabric needed, and whether it’s … Read more

The Best Coverstitch Machines USA (an Owners Review)

I’ve been sewing with coverstitch machines for around 3 years now. I’ve sewn everything from loungewear and activewear to baby clothes and even jeans using (or partially using) my coverstitch machine. The best all-round coverstitch machine is the Brother CV3550, thanks to its easy threading, top-cover stitch option, large working area, and great accessory availability. … Read more

The Best Coverstitch Machines UK (an Owners Review)

I’ve had a coverstitch machine for almost 3 years now. I’ve made a bit of everything, including t-shirts, lingerie, swimwear, and activewear on my machine. The best coverstitch machine is the Brother CV3550. It’s one of the most affordable machines that can do a 5 thread top coverstitch, a durable stitch for activewear. And Brother … Read more

18 Realistic Things to Tie-Dye at Home (+ Tips from a Pro)

I’ve been dyeing clothes and fabric for years. I even dyed my wedding dress, and I’ve taught dyeing workshops in New Zealand. Here are 18 things to tie-dye at home. I’ve included tips to help you succeed with each project, and rated whether they’re beginner-friendly ideas or not. Clothes & wearables to tie-dye: T-shirts (beginner-friendly) … Read more

20 Sweater & Jumper Dress Sewing Patterns (+ 3 FREE PDF’s!)

Want to make a cosy sweater or jumper dress for colder days? Here are the best sewing patterns I’ve found in this category. I’ve covered multiple styles, from classic sweatshirts to fitted turtleneck designs. And I’ve included paper and digital patterns if you prefer one over the other. I’ve described the following about each pattern … Read more

38 Types of Wool Fabric & their Uses

Wool fabric types can be categorized by the type of animal that produces the fiber, by the processing method that’s used to form the fabric, or by the design. In this article, we’ll go over examples from all of these categories. Please note that this article is focused on wool fabrics that are used for … Read more