40 sewing hacks & tips you need to know!

  I’ve gathered 40 sewing tips & hacks that may make your life easier. These sewing hacks are great for increasing your skills, speeding up your process or just keeping things better organized! Sewing hacks & tips: Iron a hem Installing zipper tricks Lengthen or shorten anything Lined invisible zipper technique Bias tape hack Use

Tips for pre-washing fabric

5 fabric washing tips

Pre-washing fabric is one of those things that everyone knows is important but so many people dread because the fabric comes out of the dryer in a tangled, wrinkled mess. Never fear, it doesn’t have to be that way! I’ve found the best tips that I’ve tried and love. 1. Put the fabric in the

More great sewing tips & hacks

More great sewing tips & hacks! Sew an invisible zipper perfectly every time – Sewing Like Mad Tuck in your serger tails – The Sewing Loft Add Ric Rac to a seam without pins! – Go To Sew Fix a broken zipper rather than replace it! – About.com How to sew a perfect circle –

How to fold a shirt in under 2 seconds

Fold a shirt in 2 seconds. This is mind blowing.

Every now and then you run into a new way of doing things that amazes you. It makes you simultaneiously wonder how anyone ever figured it out and why you’ve never heard of it. That’s how you’ll feel with this shirt folding technique. This is unbelievable. Do you think it is possible to fold a shirt in under two seconds?

Best Online Knit Fabric Sources

One of the most common questions I get currently is “Where can I buy good knit fabric online?” Fortunately for you I know many of the best places to buy knit fabric! Best online sources for knit fabric: Kitschy Coo— Wide variety of novelty knits – high quality- shipped from the U.K. Fabric.com— Wide variety

Black & White

Back when dark rooms were necessary, I loved spending time in one. Black and white photography can be so beautiful. Of course now anyone can turn out a great black and white photo with a little photo editing. There are a few secrets to success, however, just like with color photography. Here are a few

Daphne Dress Sew Along

UPDATE: You can now find the Daphne Dress pattern here Is this not one of the cutest dresses you've ever seen? This is "The Daphne Dress" and we'll be making it together in August because it is time for another sew along!! <a href="http://www.thetraintocrazy.com/2010/07/daphne-dress-sew-along.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i874.photobucket.com/albums/ab308/thetraintocrazy/daphnebutton.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a> This is the EASIEST sew along ever!

Too large shirt to maternity shirt

I found a really cute shirt at Target today. I bought it a couple sizes too big to accommodate that growing baby. The problem with shirts that are a couple sizes too big is that there is too much room under the armpits and the chest. This was my simple solution. Just a few rows