I used to abhor top stitching on a garment. I would avoid it or skip it all together when I could. The reason being I could never get it to look nice. I was using my regular presser foot and eye balling it. The results were very wonky and frustrating. I would see pictures of garments online with this gorgeous, straight edge stitching and could not for the life of me figure out how they did it. I tried everything. I went slow, I went fast, I tried different thread, different needles, nothing worked. Then one day I read about the sewing machine foot that changed my life. I instantly ordered one from Amazon and have been a top/edge stitching fool ever since.
Edge stitching feet have a guide on them that allow you to butt the fabric right up against. By using the guide, you end up with beautiful, even stitches. By using an edge stitching foot, I now get results like these.
My other "favorite" for today is this a recent article from the NYTimes (click here to read). This article discusses how sewing is making a come back. People aren't sewing anymore out of necessity but rather to express their individualism. I was so happy to read an article that puts sewing in the spot light and not just as a hobby for Moms to alter and mend the family clothing but as something that allows people to make personal statements. Yay for sewing!