Category Archive: Basic Needlework

Aug 18

Have you heard of the Toyota Sewing machine

I have been sewing for as long as I can remember as it’s in our family but have you ever heard of the Toyota sewing machine? I know here in South Africa we get the Bernina, Elna. Zinger and Frick but never heard of the Toyota since about 2 weeks ago. I inherited my mother …

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Jul 27

Create Invisible Hem in Jeans

So the other day when I was explaining how to hem kiddies pants I just used the normal original hemming procedure that we all know how to do. The invisible hem is quite nice to use and nobody even knows you adjusted the length of your jeans. I normally just use this method on jeans, …

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Jul 19

Knitting a Snood

I haven’t knitted in a long time but it’s winter here and I decided I want to knit a snood, nothing fancy just a basic snood especially as it’s also my first time knitting a snood. I went to our local supermarket and choose a black wool. Very boring I know but I don’t have …

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Mar 17

How does Fabric Adhesive compare to normal Sewing

I am one of the old school people that never really believed in the fabric adhesive that you get these days. So one day I was in the shop looking for thread when I saw the fabric adhesive, I started looking at it and read the package and decided to take one and see if …

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Aug 30

How to Fuse Interfacing to a Garment

The first step would be to first find the correct type of interfacing that will work for you type of fabric. Mostly these instructions will be on the back of the pattern envelope that you bought. If you are creating your own patterns at home, it would be best to first test what interfacing will …

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Jul 26

Basic Ironing Tips

Steam Ironing Machine

I don’t know about you all but I always assumed everybody would know how to iron clothes but it seems like there are a lot of people that just don’t bother or aren’t interested to learn. I’m not only talking about women but men as well. That’s why I going to give you some basic …

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Mar 14

7 Tips when doing Needlework

Needlework can entail a big amount of different sewing projects or needlework crafts. I enjoy needlework and it’s probably my favorite hobby as there are so many different needlework crafts or sewing projects that I can choose from. These tips are all my own tips and that I found works well for me. One tip …

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Feb 22

Discover Knitting for Beginners

Knitting needles

I have already covered what the basic knitting yarn is for knitting and now I’m taking it a little bit further by explaining knitting for the beginners. Knitting is really fun and easy to follow. If it’s your fist time knitting I would suggest that you exercise a few rows of knitting before choosing a …

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Feb 09

How to do basic Embroidery

Embroidery

I enjoy doing some decorative needlework crafts and embroidery is one of them. Embroidery is a method of decorating a fabric by stitching a design on it with a needle and thread. It may be done by hand or by zigzag action of a sewing machine. Today most of the clothing manufactures are making use …

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Feb 06

How to do Basic Needlework

sewing

Needlework for me is actually sewing a garment, making curtains etc but needlework can also be any needle crafts work. Sewing a garment: Most of the time i make use of patterns that you can buy in shops because then i don’t need to still go and make a pattern. I would also suggest if …

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