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Using a Cover Button Kit
A demonstration showing how to make covered buttons using the tooth-style cover button kit.
Valentine Decorations to Sew
This article shares links to free instructions for making Valentine decorations that can be found on the web.
Valentine Sewing Projects
While Valentine's Day is of course intended to be celebrated by couples, I view it also as a day to demonstrate your love of family and friends. Show your love this year by making one (or more!) of the free Valentine themed sewing projects I have found on the web.
Vintage Sewing Advertisements
I have a large collection of Workbasket magazines going back to 1946 and enjoy looking through them and glimpsing life in a different generation. I have scanned some advertisements from issues between 1948 - 1950 to give you an idea of what sewing related products were available at the time.
Vintage Sewing Advertisements - Page Two
Page two of scanned advertisements from Workbasket magazines between 1948 - 1950.
Wedding Dress Care and Options
Now that the wedding is over, you need to take care of your dress and decide what to do with it. Do you want to store your gown or give it new life?
What is a Penny Rug?
Penny rugs are small rugs or mats made by sewing wool circles together. The name comes from the fact that coins were used for cutting templates. Read more about penny rugs and how they are made. The article also includes links to free patterns.
What to Do When Your Sewing Machine Thread Jams
Have you ever been sewing along and all of a sudden your machine makes a little clunk and jerks to a stop and then when you pull the fabric out and turn it over, there is a clump of knotted up thread on the bottom? If so, here are some tips for solving and preventing thread jams.
Wine Bottle Cover Tutorial - Putting it Together
Sewing instructions for the free wine bottle cover pattern and tutorial.
Women's Fashion 1910 - 1920 - Corsets
The fashions that women wore during the second decade of the twentieth century reflected some of the pivotal changes occurring in people's lives in the US and Europe after the turn of the century. This segment focuses on the evolution of the corset.
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