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Inspiration! – The Volunteers of CTAW

Last Saturday, a group of 70+ women who are incredibly important to sewing in the Pacific Northwest gathered for their annual meeting. If you've attended the Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo, you know these women. They are the tireless volunteers who are the heart and soul of the Sewing Expo and the real secret… Continue reading Inspiration! – The Volunteers of CTAW

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Quick Ideas for Halloween Costumes

I know it's late in the day for many of you, but it's really not too late to come up with a costume for tonight's event. Let's make this quick so you can get to it! I wrote a couple of tutorial round-up posts on Halloween costumes for Coats and Clark this month that may… Continue reading Quick Ideas for Halloween Costumes

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Zipper Tricks – More Blogging, More Sewing

I have a fascination and love affair going with zippers and the totally-stuffed-full, lidded shoebox to prove it. There's just so much potential in the not-so-humble zipper! All those teeth, all that tape. I love thinking creatively about using a  zip for more than just sewing it into a jacket, skirt or pants!! Oh, zippers,… Continue reading Zipper Tricks – More Blogging, More Sewing

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Accurately Checking Percentage of Stretch

If you've sewn with knit fabrics, you may not know much about percentage of stretch, but I bet you know well it’s importance! Let me explain . . . You made a t-shirt and it fit and looked fabulous on you. So, you made another one from a different knit fabric and it brought you… Continue reading Accurately Checking Percentage of Stretch

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Finding Time to Sew – More Blogging, More Sewing

It's the last day of National Sewing Month. Have you been sewing as much as you'd like to this month? Or at all? Yeah, me either. Sigh....  If you've hung around my sewful life much you know that I believe sewing is incredibly IMPORTANT! In my sewful dream world I would have a self-cleaning house,… Continue reading Finding Time to Sew – More Blogging, More Sewing

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Easy-Peasy Leggings – More Blogging, More Sewing

Leggings! Such an essential and aren't we grateful that they're super comfy, we can all wear them and . . . we can make our own. What?!? You didn't know you could do that? Well, come with me over to the Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog, then. You see when I'm not blogging about… Continue reading Easy-Peasy Leggings – More Blogging, More Sewing

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing · Sewing With Knits · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

Whacking & Hacking – My Stasia Tee Re-Mix

Sometimes one writes a blog post while on a layover  in the Las Vegas airport, leaves it in draft form and forgets to post it.  Wonder how I know about that??? So. . .although I made it to my destination of Texas and back home already, I hope you'll still enjoy this post! Meg of… Continue reading Whacking & Hacking – My Stasia Tee Re-Mix

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We Have an Eloflex Winner!!

It's time!! Thanks to the help of random.org, I've chosen a winner for the 10 Spool Sample Pack of Eloflex® Stretch Thread provided by Make It Coats. This is SEW exciting!! And the winner is . . .  Anna!! Just yesterday, Anna commented: "I just found this new thread at my local fabric store the… Continue reading We Have an Eloflex Winner!!

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Pretty Panties – More Blogging, More Sewing

As you may have seen, when I'm not blogging here, I'm over at Coats and Clark's Sewing Secrets blog, writing my sewful heart out for them. And, having a whole lot of fun! A few weeks ago, to celebrate more projects you can make with the ever-amazing Eloflex Stretch Thread, I gathered wonderful Pantie tutorials… Continue reading Pretty Panties – More Blogging, More Sewing

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Black, White and Eloflex All Over

Welcome to Day One of the Coats and Clark Eloflex Thread Super Blog Tour. If you're new here - welcome to my Sewful Life! If you’re already a follower, you’ve heard me raving, gushing and totally crushed on Coats and Clark’s new Eloflex Stretch Thread. And, there will be more today, because it deserves it… Continue reading Black, White and Eloflex All Over