Fabric · sewing

Our Double Gauze Winner!

I hear a drum roll . . . Sue Nugent is the winner of the Shannon Fabrics Embrace© Double Gauze Giveaway!!! More About Our Winner!! Sue commented on July 5th, "I love the Cobalt Rose double gauze fabric. The tunic looks so nice on you. I think that I would make a Summer Dress from… Continue reading Our Double Gauze Winner!

Fabric · Handmade Wardrobe · sewing · Sewing With Knits

Knit Batik Wrap Magic

Knit Batik? Yes, there is such a thing and it's fabulous!! It's marvelously soft once washed, it's extremely versatile, and super comfy to wear. So, the piece I purchased at this year's Sewing & Stitchery Expo was perfect for the Indygo Junction Warm & Cozy Wrap pattern! The Magic of Knit Batik A couple of… Continue reading Knit Batik Wrap Magic

Fabric · Handmade Wardrobe · More Blogging, More Sewing · sewing · Sewing With Knits · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

Sewing Swimwear Fabric – More Blogging, More Sewing

In my Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blogging life, the buzz is all about their new stretch thread, Eloflex. It's a well-deserved buzz because this thread is fabulous! Since knits and swimwear have been specialties for me for years, I wrote a post for Coats with hints for sewing with swimwear fabrics. These same hints… Continue reading Sewing Swimwear Fabric – More Blogging, More Sewing

Fabric · Handmade Wardrobe · sewing · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

My Artisan Pants – Conquering Pant Fear

Oh, Pants. They've always been the problem child in my wardrobe. I buy them and they don't fit. I sew them and they don't fit. So I just avoid them like the scary nightmares they are and yet, what I wear most are pants. This is my story of bravery and pant-conquest! When I taught… Continue reading My Artisan Pants – Conquering Pant Fear

Fabric · Quilting · sewing · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

Sewing a Cuddle Baby Blanket

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

Fabric · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

What Kind of Fabric is That?

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.