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  • Video: How to use a tailor’s awl for sewing

    Are you using a tailor’s awl for sewing? I think it’s an excellent (and budget-friendly) tool that is perfect for marking everything from buttonholes to pleats and darts. And if we can get over the fear of punching holes in the fabric we will be rewarded…

  • Clover Chaco Liner Pen– a review

    I’m constantly on the lookout for better marking tools since I feel the ones that are readily available all have their shortcomings  Hence why I was curious to try out Clover Chaco Liner Pen that was recommended to me during my livestream Budget Friendly Sewing Tools.…

  • How to use a buttonhole cutter

    Earlier this year I finally stopped using my seam ripper for opening buttonholes and instead invested in a proper buttonhole cutter. The event that triggered that switch was listening to Sewing Out Loud’s episode about buttonholes, where the hosts Zede and Mallory were adamant that…

  • 10+ budget friendly sewing tools

    Looking for great sewing tools that won’t break the bank? Then this list will be very useful. I’ve listed over 10 tools that are inexpensive but do a great job. Everything from the best tracing pens to some interesting options that can replace the seam…

  • Live on Sunday: Great sewing tools that won’t break the bank

    It’s time for another livestream Sunday. And the topic I’ve chosen this time is budget-friendly sewing tools, great for x-mas stocking stuffers if you do that sort of thing! So I would love if you could stop by and share your favourite budget-friendly sewing tools so…

  • Sewing things that I should remember, but I just can’t

    When you repeat things enough times, they should become second nature, right? But truth to be told, I still struggle to remember some very rudimentary sewing things. Perhaps those are related to my struggles with telling left from right. Or perhaps I just need to…