Clear Vinyl – 5 Things you Should Know : Sewing Tip


How to sew with clear vinyl so that your projects don’t come apart and can withstand frequent use. Here are 5 things you should know before you start your sewing project. Selecting vinyl for your project is important – here are a few examples of the vinyl thickness or gauge needed for your projects: 6 gauge –…

A Frugal Pattern Making Pursuit


If you love to copy sewing patterns, or if you make your own sewing patterns here’s a cost saving tip for you! Trace your pattern onto a paper drop cloth, which can be found at your local hardware store in the paint section. This recycled paper roll is 140-ft x 2.33 ft., and cost between $5-$10.  If you…

Tips for Sewing Leather


The love hate relationship I have with sewing leather has forced me to seek help to improve this relationship. My problems were solved with a simple can of WD-40 and a leather sewing needle.  That’s right WD-40, or you can use sewing machine oil. I read through many tips and watched YouTube videos that suggested buying a roller foot, or walking…

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…