• using a temporary spray adhesive to tack down the patch

    Sewing on a Patch by Hand or Sewing Machine

    Patches can be used for hiding holes or showing off a recent event / adventure / accomplishment in an obvious way. These are two vastly different situations but the methods to sewing on patches…

    September 29, 2023
  • How to do the YO – Yarn Over in knitting

    YO, you’re going to want to read this. What does YO mean to you? Well, YO reminds me: Which do you think we’ll be discussing in this post? YO = Yarn Over in knitter…

    August 2, 2023
  • 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