Why Does My Thread Keep Breaking While I Sew?

You’re probably here because you’re frustrated with your sewing machine. Take a deep breath and I’ll try to help. One of the most common problems people experience with their sewing machine is that the thread keeps breaking while they sew. If you are having this problem,…

Why Does My Sewing Machine Needle Keep Breaking?

You’re probably reading this article because you are tired of your needle breaking on your sewing machine, and you can’t figure out why it is happening. There are several possible reasons; consider the following. Your Sewing Machine Is Threaded Incorrectly If your thread does not line…

How to Mark Notches When Cutting Out Sewing Pieces

When I was learning to sew, my sewing teacher always had me cut little triangles that poked out from the seam allowance wherever there was a notch mark on my pattern pieces. The problem with this, however, is that it’s really hard to put the triangle…

How to Care for Sewing Scissors

Sewing scissors are one of the most important tools to have in your sewing kit. Invest in a good pair of sewing scissors or shears and then take care of them with regular cleaning and sharpening so they will cut fabric with ease for years to come.…

Simple Way to Prevent Fabric Stretching While Cutting

A common mistake people make when cutting out pattern pieces is letting the excess fabric hang off the edge of their cutting surface. If you’ve ever had a sewing project turn out lopsided or it didn’t seem to drape correctly when it was finished, it might have…

Getting Color Inspiration for Scrapbook Pages

If you’re like most scrapbookers, you have tons of paper and other scrapbook supplies at your fingertips. That doesn’t make it any easier to choose a theme for a page you are working on. There are a variety of techniques, however, that are useful in picking…