Craft & Sewing Resources
Have a Loome tool and want to know more about how to use it?
There are 60+ video tutorials on YouTube, made by the incredible Loome team. The tutorials take you through all the skills, plus projects to make, step-by-step.
How do I make a really tight middle knot for my pom pom?
This is the best video for that job:
How do I use a trim guide and get my pom poms perfectly trimmed?
Try this technique:
Head to theloome.com for downloadable PDF's on how to warp the eye and rainbow-shaped weaving looms.
I've been teaching kids to sew for more than 10 years now so have picked up a trick or two... here are a few tips for when you're sitting down with your child as they learn how to sew.
- Have everything you need close at hand in a sewing box. This doesn't have to be fancy... either a shoe box they can decorate or go old-school with an old shortbread biscuit tin like our grannies did!
- Make sure they have tools that fit their hands. Child-sized scissors and smaller needles that fit small hands will make sewing much easier for kids.
- One thing I've learned from years of teaching kids to sew is that perfection doesn't matter. If there's a knot, I just tuck it inside and keep going.
- Encourage them to try it first before stepping in.
- Sign them up for a sewing course. Sometimes it's easier to learn from someone else. 😜 My Mice in Matchbox Beds Online Sewing Course is the perfect project for beginners.
How to tie a knot at the end of my thread?
Here's a simple trick for kids to try when tying a knot at the end of their thread.