Tips on sewing with fur every beginner should know

Sewing with fur is relatively easy (and fun!), but every beginner should know these tips before starting a project. Bear in mind we will be talking about faux fur and not the real thing.. Working with this special material does require patience, however. You can make many fun and interesting things with faux fur. While … Read more

How to Add Extra Pockets to Any Tote Bag

This week I want to show you how to add extra pockets to any tote bag. I’ll demonstrate this with the extra pockets I added at the bottom of the small canvas tote bag that was recently published on our site. Please also check out the full video tutorial showing all the steps in making … Read more

How to Make Napkins with an Overlocker: Three Ways

Hey there! It’s National Serger Month and Earth month. How about we make some beautiful fabric napkins for our home (or friends)? When we talk about napkins on the overlocker, we instantly think of rolled hem. Today, I will show you three ways to make striking-looking napkins on the overlocker and coverstitch that will make … Read more

Overlocker Care: BERNINA L 8 Series

Keeping up with the regular care and cleaning of your overlocker is an important routine to establish. With an air-threading overlocker like the BERNINA L 8 Series machines (L 850, L 860, L 890), the threading path is mostly concealed, but the cutting action of the machine still creates a lot of lint inside your … Read more

How to Make a Strawberry Pincushion

This little strawberry can be a pincushion, pattern weight, or sachet – the secret is all in how you stuff it! Grab a few scraps of red and green fabrics, download the free pattern, and set up your basic sewing supplies to get started. Materials to Make a Strawberry Pincushion Download the Strawberry Pincushion Pattern … Read more

Fabric Pint-sized Basket Tutorial – WeAllSew

Learn how to make a fabric pint-sized basket inspired by simple farmer’s market chip wood berry baskets. Handy for storing sewing supplies, knick-knacks, or anything else you might need to contain, these fabric baskets are perfectly pint-sized and stack together when not in use. Materials to Make a Fabric Pint-Sized Basket First, use the rotary … Read more

Fabric Easter Egg Made with Fabric Scraps

You’ll love this tutorial if you’re looking for something different for this Easter. It’s a kind of Fabric Easter Egg made with fabric scraps and it has a zipper, so you can put a surprise toy inside. This is a wonderful project for beginners but it would also be fun for more advanced sewists. It … Read more

How to Make Overlocker Jewelry

I love my BERNINA L 890 overlocker because it’s so easy to use, takes the guesswork out of threading and stitch selection, and gives a professional look to my projects. I also love all of the creative serging possibilities! Give me some accessory feet and assorted decorative threads and I’m happily on my way to … Read more