Maybe you’ve wondered about something related to sewing, but couldn’t find an answer elsewhere. We’re here to help! Bias Binding Q. If I want to cut my own bias binding, how do I do that? A. True bias is a 45° angle to the selvage edge of the fabric. It’s stretchier than either the lengthwise […]
Sewing with Multi-Color Threads
The sewist’s crayons! Not really designed for construction, variegated threads are multiple colors within a single strand. When you look at a spool, you may see distinct color patterns or simply a blending of similar colors, depending on the brand, how the thread is dyed and how it’s wound on the spool or cone. Stitching […]
Pearl Cotton… in Your Sewing Machine?
You’re probably familiar with pearl cotton for hand stitching efforts like cross-stitch, embroidery, smocking, threadwork and also for crocheting, but did you know that you can also use it in your sewing machine? Pearl cotton is a two-ply, twisted thread with a high sheen and it comes in a multitude of colors and some variegations. […]
Uncommon Threads: Fusible, Invisible & Water-Soluble
Into every sewer’s life, a little novelty must fall, and such is the case with threads—those ones you don’t use every day, but when you need them, they serve a specific purpose. Fusible Thread Fusible thread, as its name suggests, is heat sensitive and melts when needed. Much like its notion cousin, fusible web, the […]