Choosing and Using Hand-Sewing Needles

Many projects will include some hand sewing as well as machine sewing. Choosing the proper needle for the job will affect the overall quality. Many hand-sewing needle types and brands exist, each with a specific purpose. Hand-sewing needles vary according to eye shape (long or round), length and point. Some needles, such as crewel, are named for theirRead More

History of Thimbles

A thimble is a protective covering worn over finger tips generally during sewing. The first thimbles date back to about 30,000 years ago that were used when mammoth hunters sewed pearls onto pieces of leather. A Dutch metal worker made the first thimble as we know today in England around the year 1695. At theRead More

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