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Sewing, Tips and Tricks

Sewing (Men’s) Shirts:
Tips and Resources

Last week, I talked about the time I sewed my first men’s shirt, which was one of those project that took my sewing to a whole new level. Lately, I am thinking a lot about how to make my blog posts more useful for my readers. Seeing a finished sewing project can be quite intimidating at times, especially for beginners. Yet any project can be broken down into individual steps, […]

Knitting, Tips and Tricks
Knitting Tutorials for Beginners

My favourite tutorials
for beginner knitters

Ever since I started knitting, I’ve been on the hunt for good tutorials. Basically everything I know about knitting comes from consulting the omniscience of youtube and blogs. Whenever I don’t know what a term or an abbrevation in a pattern means, I just try to find a video or a blog post that explains it. That being said, finding good, high-quality tutorials for beginner knitters isn’t always easy. Looking […]

Tips and Tricks
switchable adapter for your iron |

Quick Tip: A useful tool for your iron

I want to share a little tip with you today about a small tool that comes in handy every time I’m ironing. You know how we constantly switch between our sewing machine and our iron? And how every time we do that we have the choice of either unplugging the iron or leaving it plugged in? The former will waste energy and keep you at risk of forgetting about your […]

Tips and Tricks

Quick Tip:
Scheduling days for cutting

I guess everyone has something they like the least about their craft. For me, that’s tracing patterns and cutting fabric. It just takes so much time and feels like “nothing” happens. Plus: In order to install the cutting table in my teeny tiny sewing room, I have to move a lot of furniture around which is annoying and time-consuming. So I started to schedule specific days for cutting. Days where all I do is […]

Tips and Tricks

Quick Tip: Using a tailor’s clapper

Today, I just want to share a quick tip with you about something I learned earlier this month. You might be aware of the Ginger Jeans Sewalong going on over at Closet Case Files. At the beginning of the month, Heather posted about jean making supplies and mentioned a thing called clapper, a handy little tool that helps to lock the moisture and heat into the fabric after ironing. I […]