• 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
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    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
  • All about the Iron

    The iron. They are found in literally every hotel room and the homes of those who either A) have someone born before 1980 living in them or B) have someone who wears corporate attire…

    September 10, 2021
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