Sewing Supplies Blog

01-28-2019
4 Reasons You Need a Walking Foot

By: Goldstar Tool

Whether you quilt or sew garments, you should know that a walking foot sewing machine can change your life. A specialty part for sewing machines is critical for straight line quilting but it can generally improve your accuracy and significantly reduce the time you spend sitting at your machine.

01-18-2019
Mass Production Sewing Techniques for Your Small Business

By: david h

If you’re running a growing business, production is key. Mass production sewing factories use only tried and true methods that result in a high-quality product for low production costs. Not to mention, they work with extreme efficiency! Here are some tips to streamline your own production practices on a smaller scale.

01-11-2019
5 Quick and Easy Tips for Making Drapes

By: david h

Whether you’re looking to brighten up a room or block out the morning sun, making your own drapes is an ideal sewing project. Purchasing window treatments can be pricy but making your own allows you to choose a fabric, length and design to better fit your windows and décor.  Use these five quick tips to tackle your drape-making project!

01-04-2019
Do I Need an Industrial Sewing Machine?

By: david h

A question that comes up often on sewing blogs and in craft stores is whether you need an industrial sewing machine? The answer is pretty simple; if you're using your machine a lot, then you probably need an industrial sewing machine. Don't let intimidation get the better of you. Many newer industrial sewing machines come with many settings that are comfortable for beginners too.

12-21-2018
How to Start Your Own Sewing Business

By: david h

Whether it's your passion or a way to make a living, you should be making money if you know how to sew!
Here's how to set yourself up for a successful sewing business, we cover everything from the materials you’ll need to get started, to managing the retail aspect of the business.

12-14-2018
Making a Winter Coat? Here’s What You Should Know!

By: david h

Coats work overtime through the winter months while protecting you from all sorts of unwelcome weather. They are a major wardrobe staple and while practical, can really complete many outfits.

12-07-2018
How to Sew Your Own Christmas Tree Skirt

By: david h

If you want a one-of-a-kind tree skirt that fits in perfectly with your home, you can DIY a tree skirt yourself! We’ll show you how to make an effortless, round tree skirt that you can adapt to any size.

11-30-2018
The Tools Every Beginner Quilter Needs

By: david h

A quilter is much more than just their toolkit, but without the proper tools you’ll find that every step is a struggle. Beginner quilters can benefit from these basic tools that will make quilting a breeze and keep the process fun. The tools every beginner quilter needs range from the basics such as sewing machines to acrylic rulers. Don’t worry, we’ll explain why you need each piece here!

11-16-2018
Get Ready to Travel with a DIY Duffel Bag

By: david h

From the gym to your next quilting class a duffel bag is always useful. You can use them in place of travel bags on short weekend getaways, or even for storage. Buying them, however, has a few issues. They’re always overpriced, they’re always boring black or navy and the zippers always break! But, when you’re sewing your own duffel bag, you can add some personal flair and a high-quality zipper too! We’ve broken down the steps here on how to use sewing machines to create the ultimate duffel bag at home!

11-09-2018
Common Sewing Machine Problems and How to Fix Them

By: david h

Sewing machines are fickle things, and they seem to act up right when you’re sitting down to a new project or finishing up something you’ve worked on for a while. Don’t worry we have the solutions to fix any of these common sewing machine problems. You’ll learn how to handle your sewing machine and understand the different sewing machine parts that lead to your most aggravating problems!

11-02-2018
How to Make Campaign Buttons in Time for Election Season

By: david h

Show your support through local elections and the mid-terms this year with homemade campaign buttons. Handmade buttons are easy to make and only require a few materials. Let's get started!

07-17-2018
Make A Backpack From Scratch

By: GoldStarTool Staff

It's almost back to school time, save money and send your child back with style when you design and sew a custom backpack. DIY backpacks aren't easy but are rewarding and allow you to tailor the bag to your personal needs and choose your fabric. This process will require drawing your design, editing a pattern, and adding foam support structures. This task isn't for an amateur seamstress. This project will take an advanced level of sewing skills. The cool thing about creating your backpack is that you can always make additions and changes.
07-10-2018
The Health Benefits of Sewing

By: GoldStarTool Staff

Ever find yourself having to justify your sewing addiction to your friends and family? There's no better reason to do something because you love it but what if there was hard evidence justifying your craze as a health benefit. This article will explain the health benefits of the hobby and where you can locate inexpensive sewing machine supplies.
07-02-2018
Make Your Own Curtains

By: GoldStarTool Staff

Curtains can get expensive especially for a home with many windows. The best way to save your self-money and express your creative side is to create your own elegant
06-26-2018
3 DIY Independence Day Crafts for the perfect Fourth

By: GoldStarTool Staff

The Fourth of July is rapidly approaching, to make this the most memorable one yet we recommend working on DIY Fourth of July crafts. What better way to show your patriotic side then to create your own holiday accessories. The following will explain three affordable Independence day decor objects and how to bring them to life.