Holy moly everyone. July is almost over! How did that happen?
Some exciting things are going on in the Facebook group. The Summer Collection was released a few weeks ago, and there are so many awesome looks that can be made with the new patterns.
There is a contest going on in the group as well. Sew something up, and show the group (with the #LJSewingContest tag) for your chance to win a prize.
Now, on to some sewing tool talk:
Today, I am going to talk about sewing needles. There are so many different kinds of needles, and it is important to pick out the one that is made for the type of fabric you are sewing.
Universal needles are a great starting out needle. They will work for stretch fabrics, as well as quilting cottons. After learning about other needle types, it is best to switch out to the best needle for the type of fabric though, as they will produce better results.
Ballpoint needles are great for sewing stretch fabrics. The tip is more rounded, so they will easily slide through the stretch fabrics, without causing any large holes.
Sharp or Microtex needles are great for lightweight wovens (think silk or Chiffon). These will go easily into the woven, without producing larger holes.
Denim needles are great for sewing through thick denim fabric. They will be a sharp, thicker needle, so they will slide through thick fabrics with ease.
It is important to switch out your needle every project, or two, so that your needle produces the best results.
Have a great day!