Overlocker Tips and Techniques

Working with an overlocker means saving time and stitching fast. An overlock machine sews, cuts and finishes seams in one operation for efficiency and with precision, and is the perfect companion to a sewing machine. We’ve gathered together our best overlocker tips and techniques to help you build your overlocking skills, from threading your machine More …

Embroidered Hat

One of my favorite ways to use machine embroidery is to embellish or personalize ready to wear items. Baseball caps with small embroidery detail have been becoming more and more popular and trendy over the last couple of years and I decided that rather than buying one that anyone can have, I’d create my own! More …

Paper Piecing for Beginners

The technique of paper piecing (sometimes called foundation paper piecing) uses a drawn or printed pattern as a base to stitch on directly, and can help you achieve complicated patchwork with perfect piecing. In this post we’ll share tips for getting started with this technique and a list of free patterns and tutorials to help build More …

Binding 3 Ways

The word “binding” means to secure or hold together. Binding the raw edges of a sewing project with bias strips of fabric is a good way to cover the edge and add a durable finish. Let’s take a look at the most popular ways to finish sewing projects with binding 3 ways! Before we move More …