More Blogging, More Sewing · Seasonal Sewing · sewing

Crafty Christmas Sewing – More Blogging, More Sewing

It's been a while and now is the perfect moment to share posts I've written for Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog with you. I'm pretty sure some of you are still trying to figure out what you can stitch up for Christmas, so I'm here to help! There are fun things for everyone here,… Continue reading Crafty Christmas Sewing – More Blogging, More Sewing

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Sewing Holiday Style Dress-Ups

Sometimes planning what I'll wear for the holidays means a lot of opening the closet, shaking my head in dismay, moaning and.....closing the closet. And, repeat. Is that just me? So, I was thrilled and totally honored when I was asked to write a post about Holiday Dressing for the Sewing and Stitchery Expo blog.… Continue reading Sewing Holiday Style Dress-Ups

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Too Too Tula Tula Pink Pink Stitchery

Where are my Tula Pink fans? I know you're out there and I have Tu-riffic news for you! Mark this date on your calendar - now - December 14th. That's the date that The Sewful Life will be participating in the Coloring With Thread Blog Tour!! Got it marked? Excellent - here's a little more… Continue reading Too Too Tula Tula Pink Pink Stitchery

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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

More Blogging, More Sewing · sewing · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

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

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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