Why might you choose to mark your notches a different way to your “usual” method, and what are some of the options?
Just as there’s differing terms for yarn weight, the UK and US have different crochet stitch terms and it can get incredibly confusing – especially if it’s not clear from the pattern which terminology is being used.
Sewing zippers can be a little daunting at first, though with the right foot for your sewing machine (and the right zip for the project you’re working on), they can be quite straightforward to install.
If you’re new to the world of knitting or crochet, you might be wondering what yarn weight is and which type you need for your project. After getting confused myself, I thought I ought to write a yarn weight guide to help clear up some confusion.
As I’ve only recently started learning to crochet, I initially found it quite difficult to read crochet patterns. I’m still learning, though I don’t feel quite so overwhelmed when I look at a crochet pattern now.
Like many others since the lockdown sparked by Covid-19, I’ve had far more time on my hands to make some of the many things on my sewing list – and no excuses not to make them!
When I first started sewing clothes, I didn’t have a clue what many of the stitch types in the pattern were. I find sometimes it’s easier to have everything all together, hence I decided to write this glossary.
I used to be terrified of sewing buttonholes – to the point where I stressed out so much about them I would almost be in tears just thinking about having to sew them – but actually they can be quite simple with the right foot for your machine and good markings.
I thought it was about time to start sharing my thoughts about what I’ve been making – which patterns I’ve been working with and anything they’ve taught me.
There are several basic and utility stitch types which every sewing machine should have and these are the standard stitch types you’re most likely to use for projects.