Tag Archive: stitching

Jan 17

What is Blackwork CrossStitch

I have always liked doing blackwork cross stitching. I first found out about it when I was in high school so this is quite a few years back. It’s very basic and not difficult at all but something different to do. You would firstly get some white linen or hardanger fabric; just make sure the …

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Sep 20

What is Stitching Cards

My experience is mostly in clothing but it seems like stitching cards are quite a popular thing to do these days. It gives a more personal touch to a card as a gift for a friend. It’s basically embroidery on a card; use some decorative stitches to create a nice gift card.So I decided to …

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Nov 21

Basic Sewing Tips for Beginners

Now sewing looks quite easy but to some this is really not as simple as it looks. Lucky I grew up in a family were most of us can do some basic sewing. It’s a great hobby for me even though I don’t always find time but it’s really nice and relaxing. Before starting a …

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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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May 24

How to Sew some Decorative Stitching

decorative stitching

If you understand the basic stitches you will know that decorative stitching is using more or less the same type of stitches but decoratively on garments or different items. Decorative stitches could be from a Zig zag stitch to detailed embroidery stitches and it can be made by a sewing machine or by hand. The …

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Apr 10

What is the Singer Sewing Machine

Sewing

I’m not sure if any of you guys knows how the old Singer sewing machine still looks like but believe it or not I still have one. It was my grandmothers and then my mums and now it became mine. It can’t do all the fancy features like today’s sewing machines can do but it …

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Feb 28

How to Sew a Hem of a Garment

Sewing machine hemming

Now we would all assume that most people will know how to sew a hem of a garment but there are quite a few that don’t. There are 2 different options to sew a hem of a garment, one option is machine sewing and the other option is hand sewing. I still use both methods …

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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 16

What is the Basic Knitting Yarn to be used

We first need to understand what a basic knitting yarn is. Yarn is knitted or woven into a fabric. There are a lot more to yarns than we think, especially if you have some background in textiles you’ll know what I mean. But we don’t want to go to deep into textiles, we just want …

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