Creative Opportunities · sewing

What I’m Teaching at Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2019

The biggest and most exciting sewing show of the year is coming soon and I'd love to see you in class! This year I'll be teaching 3 different classes at the 2019 Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup WA. Even though, I've taught at the Expo for many years, I'm SUPER excited about what my… Continue reading What I’m Teaching at Sewing & Stitchery Expo 2019

More Blogging, More Sewing · Seasonal Sewing · sewing

I’ll Be Sewn for Christmas . . . Part Two

The countdown is on, the tree is up and you're still missing a few presents. No worries, there's still time to sew!! Off in my alter-blogging life on Coats and Clark's Sewing Secrets blog, I've got a couple more posts with cool, quick stuff to sew. All rounded up from talented, creative bloggers out on… Continue reading I’ll Be Sewn for Christmas . . . Part Two

More Blogging, More Sewing · Seasonal Sewing · sewing

I’ll be Sewn for Christmas . . . Part One

Over in my alter ego blogging life, AKA Coats and Clark's Sewing Secrets blog, I wrote two posts I thought you'd love right now. So, QUICK, before we all go holiday-crazy, here you go!! The Whole Truth And let's be clear . . . these are compilations of fabulous tutorials I found on other blogs… Continue reading I’ll be Sewn for Christmas . . . Part One

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

The Six Year Kimono

I LOVE this kimono now, but it was a definite struggle! It began with vintage Japanese fabrics that I loved, pieced together, put in a drawer, dragged back out, re-assembled and finally finished. Six. Years. Later. Yes, you read that right. Six. Years. And, both the kimono and I lived to tell the tale! For… Continue reading The Six Year Kimono

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

My Pumpkin Spice Kimono

In my ongoing obsession with kimonos, I decided to try the Indygo Junction Contemporary Kimono with fabrics from my stash. The colors are marvelously Fall-friendly and definitely convey the flavor of Pumpkin Spice! Every Fabric Has a Story Years ago, I fell in love with and purchased a stunning Yukata Cotton fabric from local purveyor… Continue reading My Pumpkin Spice Kimono

Fabric · Giveaways · sewing

Winner, Winner, Rayon Dinner!

And . . . . . we have a WINNER!! Janet Hasselblad, you are the winner of 2 yards of remarkably gorgeous Art Gallery Fabrics Extempore Gala Rayon!!!! CONGRATULATIONS! Email me at sewfullife at gmail dot com and we will get this fabulous lusciousness on its way to you. Hurray! Thank you, thank you to… Continue reading Winner, Winner, Rayon Dinner!

More Blogging, More Sewing · Seasonal Sewing · sewing

Autumn Sewing – 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! This Fall, I put together several posts for Sewing Secrets I think you'll enjoy. They're all compilations of wonderful tutorials written by talented,… Continue reading Autumn Sewing – More Blogging, More Sewing

Fabric · Giveaways · Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

Art Gallery Rayon Kimono Gorgeousness

A couple of months back, fabulous Art Gallery Fabrics sent me a STUNNING piece of rayon to try out. Oh, my . . . I had such fun with this fabric and now I have a FABRIC GIVEAWAY for you! Watch for the Giveaway entry info at the end of this post . . .… Continue reading Art Gallery Rayon Kimono Gorgeousness

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing · Upcycle Sewing

My Indonesian Sarong Kimono

My fabulously colorful Kimono began it's life as an Indonesian Sarong from Jakarta.  A little snip here, a little seam there and it's now my newest favorite thing to wear!! In June, my hubby spent two weeks traveling through Southeast Asia and . . . buying fabric for me!!! Yes, he IS the best husband… Continue reading My Indonesian Sarong Kimono

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Summer Sewing Round-Up

My Summer involved a LOT of sewing! But, it was mostly in my head and on paper. Not so much on the sewing machine. Sometimes Summer is full and overflowing and there's just no time to sew and that's okay. Sewing's not over, it's just pacing in the background waiting to burst onto the scene… Continue reading Summer Sewing Round-Up