Author Archives: Empisal

Sewing Room Essentials for your Sewing Business

Sewing Room Essentials for your Sewing Business The old adage about using “the right tool for the job” also applies to your sewing business. Just as you planned your sewing machine purchase, now it is time to invest in the right sewing room essentials. Essential Sewing Room Furniture An ergonomically designed chair is essential when […]

Easy Charitable Sewing Projects for Mandela Day

Easy Charitable Sewing Projects for Mandela Day Why not take on some sewing machine projects for this year’s Nelson Mandela International Day on 18 July? About Mandela Day Every 18 July since the United Nations declared his birthday an international day, the world has reflected on Nelson Mandela’s legacy, grateful for his life, his leadership, […]

Sew Your Way to Financial Success

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Not Your Grandma’s Quilt – Quilting for Profit

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Since 1989, every third Saturday in March has been Quilting Day. In preparation for 20 March, it is time to haul out your sewing machine and get cracking! Not (Necessarily) Your Grandma’s Quilt  According to the history books, “the first remnants of quilting were dated to 3400BC, showing that this art form had existed far […]