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Sewing for Beginners

Cutting Paper with Fabric Scissors: What 5 Pros Think

When you start sewing, something you’ll hear all the time is “never cut paper with fabric scissors”. But can you actually cut paper with them? Or does it really dull your fabric scissors that badly? To find out, I spoke to Ernest Wright, LDH Scissors, and Pro Sharp. Ernest Wright is a manufacturer of scissors. They’ve been in […]

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Sewing for Beginners

I Asked 3 Pros How to Sharpen Fabric & Pinking Scissors

I interviewed 3 companies that make fabric scissors and/or sharpen them. Here’s their professional advice on how to sharpen fabric scissors and pinking scissors. The best way to sharpen fabric and pinking scissors is to send them to a professional sharpening service. Expect to pay about $7 – 20 (£6 – 15). You only need […]

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Sewing Machines

How To Set Up, Thread & Use Any Sewing Machine in 8 Steps

Here’s how to: Turn on your sewing machine, set it up, thread it, choose settings, and do your first test sew! This tutorial is perfect for complete beginners who have no idea where to start. The information in this post is directly from Brother, Singer, and Janome sewing machine manuals, so I haven’t skipped important […]

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Learn How to Sew

Sewing Projects for 7 – 14 Year Old Kids (Teacher Approved)

If you want to teach your child how to sew, thinking of sewing project ideas for kids is tricky. What’s easy enough for them to make, but still fun and interesting? I interviewed a sewing teacher to find out what projects her students love. Katie runs the Thread Room, a sewing school that teaches 145 students […]

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Learn How to Sew

How to Teach Your Child to Sew: 66 Tips from Sewing Teachers

I interviewed Katie, a sewing teacher, to discover her best tips on how to teach your child to sew. Katie runs the Thread Room, a sewing school that teaches 145 students per week! About 50% of them are children. Her kids’ holiday workshops are attended by 120 children. So she’s had lots of experience teaching […]

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Learn How to Sew

6 Popular Sewing Projects to Sell that Make $45,000/Month!

Here are best selling sewing project ideas that are actually popular. And I have real revenue figures to show you. I found 6 female founders who started textile businesses from scratch. They earn between $40,000 to $1+ million in annual sales! I did a lot of research for this article. I want to help you […]

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Sewing for Beginners

How to Prepare Fabric Before You Cut & Sew: 5 Critical Steps

So you’ve just bought some gorgeous new fabric and are ready to cut into it? WAIT! There are 5 important things to do first, or you’ll have problems later on with your project. For example, your new top might shrink after it’s first wash! Or the colors may run. Here’s how to prepare your fabric […]

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Fabric

47 Best Online Fabric Stores UK: Clothes, Upholstery, Quilts

I’m a big online shopper when it comes to fabric. You just can’t beat the range of options. Here’s a roundup of the best online fabric stores for UK buyers. I’ve tried many of these stores myself, so I’ll share my opinions on them and what they’re known for. Pin this image to bookmark the […]

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Holiday

18 Black Friday Sewing Deals for 2020 (including Machines!)

This is my up-to-date list of 2020 Black Friday sewing deals. I found so many discounts today, so this might be overwhelming lol.  Here’s my quick edit of the best sewing deals: Almost all sewing machines are on sale at Sewing Machine Plus! They’re US based. Online sewing classes for $1 from Creative Bug. Up […]

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Fabric

18 Types of Cotton Fabric for Shirts & 58 Example Photos!

Cotton is a fiber that’s woven, knitted, or felted to create a big range of fabrics. This is part 2 of my cotton exploration (part 1 covers all the major cotton types). In this post, I’m going to focus on 18 types of cotton fabric that are often used for shirts (defined as tops with […]