How to Clean Your Sewing Machine

This is a guest post from Jack Wilson. If you keep your sewing machine clean, it will last longer and work better. So, let’s discuss how to properly clean and maintain your machine. There are specific products and techniques you should use to avoid damaging your…

Teach Your Kids to Sew with These 10 Handy Tips

This is a guest post from Helen Spencer of HelloSewing.com If you want your kids to become creative, independent, and diligent people when they grow up, then you should teach them how to sew. Not only will they acquire a helpful skill, but they’ll also develop…

Floral Print Mille-Fleurs in a Modern Wardrobe

This is a guest post from Iren Dmitrieva. She is the editor of sewingtopgear.com and mostly writes about the art and secrets of sewing. She is keen on sports and also writes about everything connected with it. Iren is also the mother of two restless boys.  …

20 Sewing Terms Every Beginner Should Know

This is a guest post from Isaac Atia. He is the founder of 10BestRanked.com, a blog where he reviews sewing machines, gadgets, and outdoors products. When he’s not working, Isaac enjoys fixing broken gadgets and writing product reviews.  Sewing might look like a daunting hobby if…

Halloween Decorations

10 DIY Halloween Home Decorations

This is a guest post from John Stuart. He works on behalf of mpdhookandloop.com in outreach and content creation. John creates engaging content that helps businesses connect with their audience and stand out from the crowd. The last day of October makes us excited because it’s another opportunity…

5 Interesting Fall Sewing Projects

This is a guest post from Annabelle Short. Between the bonfires, s’mores, hot chocolate, holidays, and football season, I can hardly decide what is my favorite part about fall. The weather is getting cooler, the days are getting shorter, and all the trees are changing colors.…

Halloween Costume Mistakes

Stop Making These 4 Halloween Costume Mistakes

“Won’t somebody please think of the children!” Year after year I see kids running around in Halloween costumes that are, frankly, terrible! That’s why I’m begging you to think out your costumes better this year. Stop making the following four mistakes when sewing Halloween costumes for…

Sewing Words That Are Fun to Say

33 Fun and Cute Words About Sewing

Sewing is full of cute words that are fun to say. My personal favorites are haberdashery, seersucker, and charmeuse. I also giggle every time someone says fat quarter. Back in 2009, Gertie asked people about their favorite sewing words. I came across her post when I…

How to Take Care of a Rotary Cutter Mat

How to Make Your Rotary Cutting Mat Last Longer

Rotary cutters and cutting mats are expensive. It’s hard to justify buying them when you can use a simple pair of scissors to cut out pattern pieces instead of a rotary cutter. Still, rotary cutters are cool because they help you cut faster. The good news…

Trick or Treat Bag Tutorial

When you’re putting together Halloween costumes for your kids, don’t forget that they also need a bag or something to put their treats in. I just finished this little trick or treat bag for my son and wanted to share! It’s super easy to make and took…