• Ironing small hem

    Pressing Hems before Sewing

    What does pressing a hem mean? (I just did a double take, it almost looks like I wrote pressing hams. Are we pushing down on the bacon? Nope, we’re pressing hems so that they…

    June 10, 2022
  • Image of large skein/loop of yarn placed on the swift, ready to wind

    Winding Yarn with a Swift, Ball Winder or by Hand

    Most yarns found in a big box craft store come wound in a nice, self-contained shape with a label holding it all together, which I will henceforth call a ‘cake’ (or ball if you…

    February 24, 2022
  • 5 Quick Holiday Gifts for Beginners to Sew

    Here are five quick sewing projects for holiday gifts. I know Halloween was just a few days ago, but it’s always good to start planning gifts ASAP. With the way the shipping times have…

    November 4, 2021
  • 5 Quick Holiday Knit Gifts for Beginners

    Here are five quick knits for holiday gifts. You might think it is a little too early to pull out the winter holiday decor but it’s never too early to start planning gifts. THIS…

    October 26, 2021
  • How much yarn do I need for a knitting project?

    It depends. There are a lot of choices to make when starting a new knitting project. How am I going to cast on and cast off? What color yarn? What weight yarn? What fiber…

    September 17, 2021
  • Cleaning a Dirty Iron

    The title says it all. Cleaning a dirty iron is straight forward. How does an iron get dirty? A few ways that come to mind, using too hot an iron on a fabric that…

    September 10, 2021
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