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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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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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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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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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Super-Simple Straight Summer Skirt Tutorial

When it comes to cool, comfy, quick and trendy, the Super-Simple Straight Summer Skirt has it all. It's an easy "draft", easy sew make that might become a staple for you. Perfect for a newbie sewist, it would make a great first project! And, if you're already a sewist, this will seriously only take about… Continue reading Super-Simple Straight Summer Skirt Tutorial

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More Blogging, More Sewing – Sewing Survival Skills

With so many new graduates in the world right now, figuring out the perfect gift is essential! So, I thought I'd share a post I wrote for Coats and Clark's Sewing Secrets Blog last year. It's all about the survival skills that we sewists know an away-from-home grad definitely needs! Click here to enjoy my… Continue reading More Blogging, More Sewing – Sewing Survival Skills

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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

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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

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Notebooks, Washi Tape & Keeping Track

A couple of years ago I bought a lovely, spiral bound notebook and I'm using it to keep track of my sewing projects. The key words here are "I'm using it", because I actually own three other lovely little notebooks that I've never used!