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Charitable sewing - are you involved in some way? There's nothing so marvelous as using your hands, heart and needles to help and encourage someone in need. And, gathering with your creative sisters and brothers to make things to donate is an exceptionally delicious joy! I'm helping to lead a new Sew and Serve group… Continue reading Charitable Sewing – Needle, Hands & Heart
Shannon Fabrics makes a really fabulous, quality minky fabric called Cuddle. Have you tried it? I know minky type fabrics have a bit of a tough rep - most people think they're hard to sew with. But, I now know that with a few tricks and a little help from three amazing sewing tools, Cuddle is… Continue reading Sewing a Cuddle Baby Blanket
A couple of years ago I bought a lovely, spiral bound notebook and I'm using it to keep track of my sewing projects. The key words here are "I'm using it", because I actually own three other lovely little notebooks that I've never used!
For years I've seen CNT Patterns A Little Somethin' Jacket made by my friends, loved it and thought I should make one. I even bought the pattern - twice. That's how much I loved it. So, when I planned the patterns I used in my Double Gauze Fashions class at the Sewing Expo, I knew I… Continue reading A Little Color Blocked Jacket
Sewing in the cyber age is amazing! The amount of information we have at our fingertips, the opportunity to connect with sewists from all over the world and then YouTube - oh, my!!! So, what about apps? I've got a list for you!
We all do it. We buy a gorgeous fabric, or we're given one, or we fall in love with a Thrift Store find, take it home, put it on the shelf and don't touch it again for a while.
While I love a stylish pair of zip front pants or jeans, my self-sewn pants usually sport an elastic waistband. It's easy, quick and oh-so-comfy to wear......factors that are often important when I'm sewing! For many years I've successfully sewn and taught waistband elastic and been pleased with the results. I'll list my traditional steps below along… Continue reading A New Trick for Waistband Elastic
Using Indygo Junction's Urban Tunic pattern, I chose a solid, soft grey and a coordinating toile print.
When your husband wants to take you to Maui, first you say yes, then you plan what you want to sew!