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Sewing Supplies Blog

August 09 2022
Top Reasons You Should Create Your Own Reusable Grocery Bag

By: GoldStar Tool

Though you can purchase reusable bags at the grocery store or online, making your own with your sewing machine and a few other simple materials can be even more cost-effective (not to mention much more fun!).

August 04 2022
How to Personalize Your Jackets and Coats for the New School Year

By: GoldStar Tool

School apparel can be expensive, but with some DIY know-how, a customized jacket or coat doesn’t need to break the bank. Here are the supplies you’ll need for jacket customization with your sewing machine, along with a guide on how to create your custom coat step-by-step.

August 02 2022
Refurbish Your Old Clothes Instead of Buying New

By: GoldStar Tool

There are many benefits to be gained from refurbishing and repurposing the clothes you already own instead of simply adding new pieces to your collection.

July 28 2022
DIY Camping Chair Bag

By: GoldStar Tool

Have you had countless camping chair bags tear apart long before they should? Have you ever wondered why? Maybe the stitching for the handle was poorly done. Perhaps the fabric wore away in some key areas, and the whole thing ripped in half. Whatever the reason, just toss that old bag because we’re going to make a new one!

July 26 2022
How to Find the Right Cup Sizes for Corsets

By: GoldStar Tool

Whether making a corset for yourself or a customer, you’ll need to get it sized just right. Everyone’s body is different! That’s probably not a surprise to you, but what might surprise you is just how many different measurements you’ll need to make.

July 21 2022
Make Your Own Sleeping Bag! A Fun Activity for Children

By: GoldStar Tool

If your kids are outdoorsy, enjoy camping, or like to sleep over at a friend’s house, they probably love sleeping bags. If none of the retail options are personalized or interesting enough, maybe they need a homemade sleeping bag. They can even make one themselves — with a little sewing help from mom or dad!

July 19 2022
What Is the Point of Interfacing Sewing?

By: GoldStar Tool

Adding interfacing may seem like extra work, but it’s super important to many different types of garments. If you’ve ever enjoyed an article of clothing that was durable, supportive, and attractive, you can probably thank the well-done interfacing!

July 14 2022
DIY Summer Skirt

By: GoldStar Tool

Ah, summer — a time for cute outfits that are airy and light. In the spirit of enjoying warm weather, here’s how to make your own adorable summer skirt from the fabric of your choice!

July 12 2022
How to Improve Your Sewing Skills

By: GoldStar Tool

Being able to sew is one of those life skills that everyone should learn. But it’s less like “riding a bike” and more like “learning an instrument.” Once you learn to ride a bike, you can pretty much do it forever. But with sewing, if you want mastery, you must practice improving your skills.

July 07 2022
Summer Blanket DIY! Great for Picnicking

By: GoldStar Tool

You can express your style and individuality anywhere. If you like taking picnics, you don’t want to use any old blanket. How about a homemade summer blanket? That sounds much more fun! And how about making it a quilt, too? Learn more here.

July 05 2022
A Guide to Corsets

By: GoldStar Tool

Corsets give that classic hourglass figure, and they can improve posture and help people lose weight. Like an external lap band, a corset can keep you from stuffing yourself! So how can you turn a loose pile of materials into a finished corset?

June 28 2022
Where to Find the Best Sewing Inspiration

By: GoldStar Tool

The crafting ideas on these blogs vary from projects for advanced sewers to activities for complete beginners, so it’s easy to find a fun craft within your range of expertise.

June 27 2022
GoldStar Tool Fourth of July Sale 2022

By: GoldStar Tool

Happy 4th of July! This 4th of July we are having a sale to celebrate with all of you! Save 15% off sitewide from June 28th to July 5th here. 

June 23 2022
Make Your Own Duvet Cover

By: GoldStar Tool

Want the perfect duvet cover to suit your space but don’t want to pay retail prices? With some basic materials and a little bit of know-how, you can create your own duvet cover that will complete your bedroom aesthetic without breaking the bank.

June 21 2022
Your Beginner’s Guide to Sewing a Stitch

By: GoldStar Tool

Learning how to stitch thread in a sewing project can be difficult, but if you have a sewing machine at your disposal, you’re already a step ahead. Though sewing by hand can become second nature with some practice, you can tackle much more advanced projects with a lower barrier to entry with a sewing machine.