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General Sewing Info Archives


  • Sewing on knits and spandex fabrics

    October 5, 2017

    I'll be 20 in October and i'm from San Pedro, California.   How does one describe San Pedro to anyone who it will not have lately experienced it?   Let's…

  • Looking for beginner friendly sewing machine

    January 15, 2017

    Hi, I have always wanted to get a sewing machine. What would you recommend for a complete beginner? I saw some great options reviewed on this site and I am…

  • No name Vintage Sewing Machine

    November 12, 2016

    I bought this baby for 10.00, but I can't find a name brand on it. The model is 8058, but that's all I see. I will like to find more…

  • seamstress courses

    October 25, 2016

    hello I am looking for someone or somewhere I can find seamstress courses. I would like to learn how to use a commercial sowing machine and learn how to do…

  • Princess seams

    August 28, 2016

    I'm trying to take the easy way out to eliminate the gap at the armhole.  I'm making a dress with princess seams.  There is a gap at the armhole.  I…

  • Interfacing

    August 21, 2016

    I am making my son a suit out of 100% cotton fabric.  I want to interface the entire jacket.  I tested some interfacing I had, but it left bubbles and…

  • stretch pattern to non stretch fabric

    May 21, 2016

    Hello. I would like to use a stretchy fabric sarong as a pattern to create a new swimsuit sarong. The orginal is one piece of lyrca fabric (unknown % of…

  • Sewing with Lambskin: Consider stretch?

    April 17, 2016

    I just picked up a beautiful XXL Lambskin duster from a thrift store I want to turn it into very fitted pants/leggings. Its very thin and very soft. I was…

  • From knits to woven fabric

    March 15, 2016

    I have made a great dress for the winter in a  knit fabric ,which is what the patten calls for .I like the outcome of this dress, that I would…

  • Beautiful geometric skirt

    February 1, 2016

    I dont even know where to start.  Anyone have an idea.  Also would  I need any special tools to create this pattern.  I've never tried something this intricate.