faq

What kind of sewing machine do you use?

*Update* Now I sew on a Babylock Melody and Diana Serger/Coverlock! Read posts about the Melody here and Diana here.
Brother CS6000i. I love it. It’s a great deal. You can read what I have to say about it right here.

I also have a serger, Brother 1034D. I wrote a post about it here.

Where did you get your clothing labels?
I made them! Tutorial here.

Where do you buy your fabric?
Everywhere…
I love to buy fabric at little local shops because I love touching the fabric and looking at all of my options. I can spend hours(and tons of money!) in the fabric store, I’m sure you know the feeling.

For knits Girl Charlee is my go-to.
I also upcycle fabric from old clothes as much as possible. If I absolutely NEED something that day I run to Joann.

Can I sell something I made from your tutorial?
My tutorials are for personal use only. Email me if you would like information on purchasing a limited production license.

How do you have time to sew and craft while raising a family?
I wrote a post about that here.

I’m just learning to sew, do you have any advice?
Yes! I wrote a few posts about this:
Advice for beginning seamstresses
3 books I recommend for beginners

Also, check out my sewing 101 series.

Email me at seekatesew1(at)gmail(dot)come. I’d love to hear from you!

Make Believe