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Dive into Summer and Sew a Cozzie

Sewing Swimwear

Sewing swimsuits, or cozzies as we call them, seems like a bit of a stretch for most sewists. But you know what else is terrifying? Trying on bathing suits with those plastic crotches, flappy curtains, and unflattering lighting! This summer, tackle the challenge face on and sew a swimming costume with the help of these […]

Explore Your Sewing Heritage

Sewing Heritage

Knowledge fosters confidence when sewing different fabrics. This will come in handy if your next sewing project is creating a spectacular Heritage Day outfit. Cultures of South Africa With eleven official languages and eight other recognised languages, South Africa’s culture is one of the most diverse in the world. The vibrancy of our “Rainbow Nation” […]

Do You Need an Overlocker?

Do You Need an Overlocker? People often ask about the difference between a sewing machine and an overlocker.  A sewing machine and an overlocker have similar functions but there are differences that make them highly complementary. About Overlockers Overlockers are also known as sergers. They specialise in knitting edges of cloth to give a neat […]

Sew Your Way to Financial Success

sewing for business

If you love sewing and are skilled at it, you have probably considered sewing for business. Being your own boss and achieving financial success can become the result of taking your hobby to the next level. How to Start a Sewing Business  Right from the outset you need to ask yourself pertinent questions that help […]

Gifts to Sew for Mom

Mother’s Day

This year, Mother’s Day falls on 9 May. Why not use your overlocker and/or sewing machine to sew a meaningful gift for your mom at a fraction of the cost of store bought – and way more fun too! Clicking on the headings will take you to the relevant tutorial. Sew Neat and Tidy Organisation […]

Sewing Machine Maintenance for Your Business

sewing machine

While it is said that “a bad workman blames his tools”, cleaning, oiling, and maintaining your sewing machine is a cornerstone of success when you are sewing for business. Basic, but regular, sewing machine maintenance will extend the life and effectiveness of any model. How Often to Service Your Sewing Machine  The frequency at which […]

Five home décor projects to sew now

sew home décor

Did you know that every April is #DecoratingMonth? Especially after a year of lockdown, what better time to sew home décor items to spruce up the place. Sewing Projects for Your Home  All the ideas to change up your home décor listed here are suitable for beginner sewists as they are as simple as sewing […]

Stitch Non-sweet Easter Treats

Easter sewing projects

If you celebrate Easter, it is on 4 April this year. In other words, there is still time for some non-sweet Easter sewing projects. Trying to limit the number of sugary treats you give your children (or yourself), does not prevent you from having a hippity-hoppity Easter. All you need is a little imagination and […]