Author: Cara Stromness
After finishing my B.A. in English from the University of Utah, I pursued freelance writing and editing as a career. I enjoy learning about everything, but two of my favorite subjects to write about are sewing and crafts. I also do technical writing (business proposals, manuals, and trainings), as well as marketing copy and articles on a variety of subjects.
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…

It's Time to Upgrade to a Rotary Cutter and Mat

Sew Faster: Buy a Rotary Cutter and Cutting Mat

Once you’ve mastered the basics of sewing, I suggest you invest in a rotary cutter and self-healing mat. These products aren’t sewing essentials, but they can help you finish sewing projects faster. They also make your projects look better because you can cut pattern pieces more…

The Difference Between Natural and Synthetic Fabric

There are many different types of fabric on the market today, but each can be separated into one of three categories — natural, synthetic, and blends. Each of these categories has advantages and disadvantages. Learn about the different properties of natural and synthetic (man-made) fibers and how…