Sewing Tip- How to use Kem Snaps


Do you know what Kam snaps are? Have you ordered them before? Do you know how to use them? If the answer is No… Sew So Easy and Laura at Crafty Hour provides you with a wonderful introduction to where and how to use Kam snaps, with examples of the snaps being set by a press and…

Brother XR9500PRW Sewing Machine Review Update


The holiday is approaching and I know some of you are looking to buy a new sewing machine.  Nearly two years ago I purchased the Brother XR9500PRW Limited Edition Project Runway Sewing Machine and now I can give you an update on my purchase.  I spent hours comparing the features and details of some of the Brother sewing…

Too Haute to Shop!


Hello Handbag Junkies!  I recently visited the Haute Fabric Store in Arlington, Virginia.  And all I can say is WOW… This shop is amazing! I think they sell all of the Haute fabrics ever made there.  I went without a plan expecting something to jump out at me, but there were so many fabrics that I couldn’t make up…

Product Review – Vintage Singer Skirt Marker


Seam Ripper Joe…. and his Sewing Machine posted a picture of this vintage Singer Skirt Marker he bought for $6.00 (USD) at an estate sale this week and graciously allowed me to write about his great find.  I was curious and amazed that I’ve never seen this invention and didn’t know that it existed.  I immediately posted a comment “Does it measure the length? And What…

Sewing Tip- Dritz Thermal Thimbles


  So Sew Easy shares why these small tools make sewing quicker, easier, and help you get better results. Whenever you want to press small seams, or press details, straps for bags, small folds etc., your fingers are right there just waiting to be blasted with steam and scorched. That’s where Dritz Thermal Thimbles come to the rescue. Read more……

Sewing Tip-Quick and easy gathering with Dental Floss!


Here’s a great tip from So Sew Easy How to do quick and easy gathering with dental floss!   Have you ever tried to gather a longer fabric into a shorter fabric piece? Well Deby has…”No matter how careful I was, how slowly I did it, I kept on breaking my gathering threads.  Over and over…

Sewing Tip-How to Clean Your Serger Machine


 What a great tip on how to clean your Serger machine submitted by Sew What’s New! Learn to clean and maintain your home sewing machine to ensure years of use and enjoyment! Seriously, it’s gross in there. You really ought to clean it out. Once you click on the link scroll down the page to see…

When do you use spray adhesive?


Do you use spray adhesive when fusible interfacing is just not in the budget?  Or, the quilt batting is driving you insane when it shifts around? I found Dritz Spray Adhesive at JoAnn Fabric store, and Amazon for $12-$15 (USD) .  It is a bit pricey, but I never buy it unless I have a store coupon.  I use this spray as a temporary adhesive spray on nonfusible interfacing, stabilizers…

Brother XR9500PRW Sewing Machine Review


What a great machine! If you’re like me, refusing to let go of your 1990’s sewing machines. This is a great upgrade to the modern-day era. I was a little skeptical after I made the final purchase on Amazon, when I noticed that the machine was not made with all metal parts. So upon my inspection…