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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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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

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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

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Stasia Dress to Peplum Hack – A Tutorial

Pattern Testing has always sounded like an enjoyable adventure. So I was excited when Meg of Sew Liberated Designs was looking for testers for her new Stasia Dress and Tee. I’ve used Meg's patterns before and knew this would be great. And, it was! I love the Stasia Dress and Tee!! It's a beautifully designed pattern… Continue reading Stasia Dress to Peplum Hack – A Tutorial

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DIY Sports Bras – More Blogging, More Sewing

I'm sewing like crazy these days! Pattern testing, new vacation clothes, a dress for my auntie - there are loads of fabulous fabrics flying through the machines!! So much sew that I haven't had much writing time, but I did get another tutorial compilation post done for the Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog. The… Continue reading DIY Sports Bras – More Blogging, More Sewing

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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

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Me Made May 2017 – Week Two

I'm REALLY enjoying Me Made May!! I committed to myself that I would wear something I made each day of May 2017 and it has been revolutionary for me. Here's a recap of Week Two. If you missed Week One, click here. And, if you'd like to see my May Makes every day, follow me… Continue reading Me Made May 2017 – Week Two