• Threading a needle

    How to Thread a Needle and Keep it Threaded

    This sounds like a silly post topic. But don’t be fooled, threading the needle can sometimes be the most annoying bit about hand sewing (and machine sewing if you do not have an automatic…

    June 9, 2020
  • Bright pink yarn knit in the garter stitch pattern

    What is a Garter Stitch in Knitting?

    After learning how to cast yarn onto needles and the basic knit stitch, you need to know how to create a fabric from all those knit stitches, otherwise knitting would just be yarn looped…

    May 28, 2020
  • Bobbin case from Bernina Sewing Machine

    How to Fix Bobbin Tension

    Is your bobbin thread showing on the top side of your fabric? Are your stitches just looking wonky and not very strong or even? Sounds like your sewing machine tension is out of whack…

    April 23, 2020
  • Stitch Clinic featuring Button Counter

    DIY Fabric Face Masks – Help Local Hospitals

    With the current health crisis, there is a massive need for DIY fabric face masks. They do not replace the N95 masks that are in use, rather they extend the life of the masks.…

    March 23, 2020
  • blended Fiber yarn to get the best blend of characteristics

    Why is Yarn so Expensive?

    Have you ever asked yourself, ‘Why is yarn so expensive?’ When thinking about a hobby to learn or a project to start, your budget should will be an important consideration. A lot of hobbies…

    March 17, 2020
  • Pinning Fabric for Sewing

    How to Pin Fabric for Sewing – a Beginner Tutorial

    Your success in sewing is really dependent on several factors coming together at the right time. Fabric needs to be held in the right place, the right stitches need to be used, stitches need…

    March 17, 2020
  • Keep the yarn loop on the right needle

    Learn the KNIT Stitch: a Comprehensive Guide

    There are three basic stitches in knitting on which just about every other stitch or technique is built. The knit stitch (K), the purl stitch (P), and the Yarn Over (YO).  The knit and…

    February 12, 2020
  • Knitting at indoor soccer

    How Do I Make the Time to Knit?

    I really love to knit. I really love to craft. I really, really love my family and have to keep them fed, clothed and clean. I really hate cleaning my house, but I like…

    February 10, 2020