All posts by Annie Letkeman

Helpful Tips

Make Your Life Easier As you look to get yourself settled into the world of sewing there are many small things you can do to make life easier. Here we have just a few things that we hope will help you out.   Cutting Mat and Rotary Cutter Cutting .

How to Use a Twin Needle

How to use a Twin Needle Twin needles come in two standard sizes.  A 4.0 twin needle is good for thicker or more stable knits, such as cotton spandex, French terry, and Ponte.  A 2.5 twin needle is great for thinner fabric like rayon spandex, brushed poly, and bamboo jersey.  Using a 4.0 .

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to wash my new fabrics?Yes, all fabric should be washed before using to pre-shrink it and to get rid of any dirt/chemicals from manufacturing and transport. How do I wash my new fabrics?A very general guideline: you can wash everything on normal.  Wool, rayon, foil/hologram, swim fabric, and bamboo .

From Protester to Enthusiast

Only a few months ago I would have literally laughed out loud at the idea of being called a “sewist”! My mother tried teaching me how to sew in my preteen years, bless her heart and patience.  She is a sweet woman who sewed her whole life and made .