Beginner Sewing Series 2: Thread

Hi stitching fans! We've done needles, let's do a needle's best friend - thread! As with needles there are lots of types and qualities of thread out there, so how to pick and what to pick can be a confusing question, particularly when you're faced with this in a shop... Pleasing to the eye with all that lovely grading of colours, but not too helpful if you just need to find the right type of thread. Here are the basics: 1. As with so many things you get what you pay for - if

Beginners sewing: 1. Needles

Hi stitching fans! As promsied - today we embark upon the beginner sewing series - we'll cover lots and lots of stuff over the coming weeks but today let's start at the very beginning - with needles, a fairly essential piece of kit and one it's worth having basic knowledge of so you can start on the right foot by buying the correct thing. Let's do this! To sew, you need to get thread from one piece of fabric into another and secure it so the two stay together. Unless you have