Tips and ideas for how to resharpen, reuse, recycle or safely dispose of sharp sewing supplies such as rotary blades and old needles.

When you think of recycling do you sigh and think that you just don't have the time or energy to do it?

This is a must read! If you're just learning or have been sewing for 45 years.

15 Bad Sewing Habits You Need to Quit Doing

15 Bad Sewing Habits You Need To Quit Doing (I did not know the proper way to unthread a machine until today - clip thread at spool and pull out from needle area. Removing spool while thread is attached can mess up tension!

If you’re a crafter (especially if you sew) a rotary cutter is your friend. It might even be your favorite craft tool. I will say that one of the most frustrating things is when you go to cut a piece of...

How to Make your Rotary Blades Last Longer

If you’re a crafter (especially if you sew) a rotary cutter is your friend. It might even be your favorite craft tool. I will say that one of the most frustrating things is when you go to cut a piece of.

How to Sharpen Your Rotary Cutter Blade. Fold a piece of foil a few times and slice away with your dull rotary cutter, pausing a few times to test it out on your fabric scraps till it starts slicing away your fabric too! You will end up with a like-new rotary cutter!  Trying this today!

How to Sharpen Your Rotary Cutter Blade: fold a piece of foil a few times; slice away with blunt/dull rotary cutter, pausing a few times to test it out on fabric scraps till it starts slicing your fabric. end up with an almost new rotary cutter!

Accurate cutting starts with squaring your fabric, before you cut your pieces. Learn how here! - AmysCreativeSide.com

Accurate cutting starts with squaring your fabric, before you cut your pieces…

The thing with sewing is that some things take forever *evil glare at pinning, pressing and linings*. You've probably developed your own ways of speeding up the process but honestly when I saw some...

Facepalm Sewing Tips

the Best Tip for Cutting Slippery Fabrics! Pattern on top, slippery fabric in the middle, muslin on the bottom. The muslin stops the slippery fabric moving around. And you don't have to cut through the muslin.

revitalizing a rotary cutting mat - soak in water with white vinegar, clean with mild dish detergent, dry thoroughly

Flourishing Palms: Rotary Mat Tip, and Smiles.It is recommended that you soak your mat from time to time. Your self healing mat loves moisture.

Lots of  great ideas for old sweaters here!

Pillows made from upcycled thrift store sweaters. I'm officially in love. Brassy Apple: DIY Sweater pillows - cozy up!

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