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How to Choose the Perfect Needle Type for Your Sewing Project

How to Choose the Perfect Needle Type for Your Sewing Project

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Need the 411 on needles? A little needle knowledge goes a long way in helping you make the best choice for your sewing. Read on and learn the difference between a ballpoint, a microtex, a wing, a twin, and everything in between!

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Save a Tree: Make a Reusable Grocery Bag

Save a Tree: Make a Reusable Grocery Bag

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My local quilt shop celebrated Arbor Day with "Think Green" grocery-bag kits. Here’s how you can make one, too.

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The Puyallup Report

Every March the Sewing and Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Washington brings together thousands of sewers from across the country. Our booth was very popular this year, giving away our entire allotment of magazines within a half hour.

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Editors Challenge: Vested Interest Project

Editor's Challenge: Vested Interest Project

We know you are crafty and talented. Show us what you can do with this vest!

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Oui, Oui! Make a Silk Pillowcase Project with a French Finish

Oui, Oui! Make a Silk Pillowcase Project with a French Finish

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We showed you how to make a gorgeous, hand-dyed silk pillowcase in Quick Stuff to Make. Here's the article again with a new twist: fancier French seams and a faux cuff.

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Dont Stop with the Grocery Tote, Subversive Seamsters!

Don't Stop with the Grocery Tote, Subversive Seamsters!

Was the feature "I Dream of Groceries" in Quick Stuff to Make your kind of project? Visit the Stitch Lounge profile for more another cool project.

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Click Away for Cool Patterns

Click Away for Cool Patterns

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Having trouble finding trendy garment patterns? In this post, I’ll give you a place to start exploring some of my favorite fashion stops online!

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How To Attach a Snap (and Look Like a Stud)

How To Attach a Snap (and Look Like a Stud)

Studded accessories are all the rage, but those little embellishments can be hard to find at craft stores. Here's a trick technique to get the look on the cheap.

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With S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop, the Cards Are Just the Beginning

With S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop, the Cards Are Just the Beginning

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Author and seamster Diana Rupp showed us how to make a "Sew Very Pretty Card" in "Quick Stuff to Make" - see what else she has up her sleeve in her book, "S.E.W. Sew Everything Workshop"

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Demystify the Machine Sewing Needle with Some Facts

Demystify the Machine Sewing Needle with Some Facts

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Ever wonder what a needle scarf is? Or why there are a million numbers on a needle case? In this first installment of my needle series, I'll break it all down and explore the mysterious parts of a sewing-machine needle.

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Bag These: Where to Source the Best Hardware for Your Bag

Bag These: Where to Source the Best Hardware for Your Bag

Save a trip to the store and buy your bag hardware online.

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Make 11 Outfits From One Pattern with SewStylish

Make 11 Outfits From One Pattern with SewStylish

In this issue, SewStylish staffers teach you how to alter a single pattern to make an entire wardrobe.

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Button Tricks to Make Brilliant Buttonholes

Button Tricks to Make Brilliant Buttonholes

If you ever feel like you don’t have enough fingers or pins to get your button sewn on correctly, this is the post for you! A little tip goes a long way. In fact, I can't imagine creating a buttonhole without these handy helpers.

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Restyle that Old Sweater with Stitch Lounge and CraftStylish!

Restyle that Old Sweater with Stitch Lounge and CraftStylish!

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In this video, the co-owners of San Francisco's Stitch Lounge, and authors of Sew Subversive and Subversive Seamster, show us how to breathe new life into an old sweater.

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Janome Hearts ThreadBanger

Janome Hearts ThreadBanger

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Breaking craft news: sewing machine manufacturer Janome partners with ThreadBanger.

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Specialty Feet Make Sewing Easier

Specialty Feet Make Sewing Easier

If you’re anything like me, I prefer the most professional way to do something in the least amount of time. Specialty feet designed specifically for your sewing machine are one of the fastest ways to do both.

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Create Your Runway Style with SewStylish

Create Your Runway Style with SewStylish

In this issue of SewStylish, learn how to craft 15 looks that will have your friends asking, "Is it designer?"

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Its so Easy To Sew Buttons by Machine

It's so Easy To Sew Buttons by Machine

Guess what? I am going to build on the foundation of knowing how to properly hand-sew a button by making it a whole lot easier. Here, I'll introduce you to the basics of machine-sewing buttons. This bit of sewing know-how will make button-sewing easier and less tedious, leaving you with more time and a very secure button.

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Take a Peek at Portlands Vibrant Crafty Scene

Take a Peek at Portland's Vibrant Crafty Scene

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Portland is one charmer of a hip city, and its crafty venues are downright cool. Come along for a native-led tour.

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Notes from My First Pattern-Making Class

Notes from My First Pattern-Making Class

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The absolute highlight of my week was my first pattern-making class. In the past, I’ve made many patterns on my own for accessories and home-decorating projects, but I’ve always been too intimidated to attempt to make a pattern by myself for a garment. But I love learning new things, and I'm especially excited to be learning something that I have always wanted to know how to do correctly, such as draft my own garment pattern.

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