Making Fabric Paper-Like

I don’t know about you guys, but sometimes I am inspired to use fabric for a variety of arts and crafts, but a lot of the time that fabric just won’t “play ball” and do what I want it to do. I have tried a variety of starches, interfacing, backings and fabric stabilizers, but quiteContinue reading “Making Fabric Paper-Like”

The Up-Cycled Cloth Collective

Just a few short years ago Melanie Brummer launched a project to encourage others to up-cycle fabrics, and make them your own. This project has grown exponentially since, with tens of thousands of members all around the world. Up-cycling fabrics is something that is close to our hearts here at Sew You Magazine, we haveContinue reading “The Up-Cycled Cloth Collective”

Back to School Sewing Crafts

While some places in the world are getting ready for back to school after summer vacation, others are getting ready to go back to school after months of lockdown – what a weird year it has been, right? To help everyone get ready for the transition back into to school life, Boo Le Heart SewingContinue reading “Back to School Sewing Crafts”

Rusted Fabrics

At Sew You Magazine we absolutely love brand new ways of creating, especially fabrics and textile art, so when we cam across this brand new range of dog themed, rusted fabrics by Rusty Dog Fabrics, we just knew that we had to share it with you. About Rusty Dog Fabrics Unique individually rusted fabrics createContinue reading “Rusted Fabrics”

Installing Eyelets – A Practical Guide

During my time as a bridal dressmaker, I inserted countless eyelets into corseted bodices, which also gave me the opportunity to test an assortment of tools for the job. There was one tool, however that always stood out above the others. Not only is it really great quality but it is easy to use andContinue reading “Installing Eyelets – A Practical Guide”

Why Sewing IS an ESSENTIAL service

A look into the past, present and the future… As the global COVID pandemic spread around the world, there was an unprecedented increase in people interested in sewing, something that is not unique in human history. During times of great historical significance, this has always been one of the primary skills that women, and men,Continue reading “Why Sewing IS an ESSENTIAL service”

The little machine that could

Are you interested in learning how to sew? Do you find yourself looking for a smaller and more lightweight machine for your sewing needs… then we have just the machine for you. The Juki HZL-27Z Deluxe Compact Sewing Machine weighs only 12lbs (roughly 5.5kg) and is a simple yet robust machine that can tackle mostContinue reading “The little machine that could”

New Craft Shop on the Block

Online craft shops are growing in popularity, not just because they are a quick and easy way to buy handmade crafts as well as craft supplies, but also as a marketplace to sell handmade with love goods. Nathalie Marran is a business woman pioneering the way for South Africans to be able to reach aContinue reading “New Craft Shop on the Block”