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Why Sew with Beeswax?

Beeswax helps to reduce static and tangling, and strengthens your thread. Beeswax can also be used to improve the glide of an iron and even ease stiff drawers in your old sewing cabinets! Waxing ensures durability of a finished garment and makes hand-sewing much easier. You should always wax your thread before performing any of […]

My Advice to Anyone Who Wants to Start Embroidering

A few years ago, my grandmother gave me a brand new sewing/embroidery machine.  This machine can do almost anything, it’s pretty neat. Not being much of a sewer when I received the machine, I felt obliged to at least give it a try.  After a few hundred hours (and dollars) later, you can finally walk […]

10 Things to Do with Extra Wedding-Fabric

The dresses are done, so what do you do with the leftover bits and pieces of wedding dress fabric? Don’t throw it away! There are plenty of ways to up-cycle those pieces. Incorporate the bridal fabric into a small quilt, wall hanging or memory pillow that features the wedding date printed or embroidered on the […]

Fusible Webbing Products and How to Use Them

One of the easiest ways to appliqué is to use fusible webbing. Fusible webbing is an iron-on adhesive made from a mesh of fibers with adhesive properties. When heated, the fibers or glue melt to join two pieces of fabric together. Here are the fusible webbings available at Banasch’s and how to use them. 1. Trans-Web Fusible […]

DIY Pillows, Sewing supplies

Why is Sewing Good for You?

Why are activities like sewing and knitting good for you?  Aside from the extrinsic benefits like never needing to go more than a day without a missing button or having to deal with pants that are too long… there are a few intrinsic benefits as well that you can’t get from other hobbies. Ask yourself, why does picking […]