3 Reasons Why Muslin is Essential for the Sewing Beginner

When I first approached the task of teaching myself to sew, I had no idea muslin was a tool I had available to me. Yes, I could have thought up the idea myself -- using cheap fabric to practice -- but I didn't. It wasn't until a tour of Joann Fabrics during a basic sewing…

Vintage Pattern Make: 1950’s Flannel Blouse, Advance 7837

I'm back this week with my first vintage pattern make and I'm super excited to finally share it because vintage is where I feel most comfortable. I've always appreciated the craftsmanship and detail in the design styles of by gone eras, so to be able to combine my love of clothing and new found love of…

How to Thread A Sewing Machine

I assume many beginners are a bit confused by sewing machines. I definitely won't admit to how long I actually owned a sewing machine before I started using it. It's the worst excuse in the book but honestly, I'm not one for instructions. Sitting down with a manual on how something works is not my…