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Pretty on the Inside: How to Finish Your Seams without a Serger

When I started sewing, I had no idea that I was supposed to be finishing the raw edges of my seams. I would read commercial patterns, and some of them would tell me to finish…

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Sewing 101: Sewing Freebies!

Sewing can be an expensive activity. When you start adding up the cost of patterns, fabrics, notions, and knowledge (books, classes, workshops), you realize that buying your own clothes can sometimes be cheaper. But hold…

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Sewing 101: Knit Resources for Beginners

You’ve just started sewing. Or maybe you’ve already made a few woven fabrics. You decide to sew a garment using stretchy fabric. You apply the same principles you’ve been using with success to this new…

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Easy DIY Halloween Costumes You Can Sew and Style Yourself

I love Hallowen. Like, love LOVE. Maybe it was the fact that I grew up without Halloween. Yes, we have a celebration where we wear costumes. It is Carnival, and where I come from, it…

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Goth Sewing School, Skirts 101: The Tiered Skirt

The tiered skirt is a really easy project that is perfect for beginner sewists. It looks as great short as it does long. It can be sewn in any color, and it works with light…

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