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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!

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There’s a Sewing App For That

Sewing in the cyber age is amazing! The amount of information we have at our fingertips, the opportunity to connect with sewists from all over the world and then YouTube - oh, my!!! So, what about apps? I've got a list for you!

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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.

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A New Trick for Waistband Elastic

While I love a stylish pair of zip front pants or jeans, my self-sewn pants usually sport an elastic waistband. It's easy, quick and oh-so-comfy to wear......factors that are often important when I'm sewing! For many years I've successfully sewn and taught waistband elastic and been pleased with the results. I'll list my traditional steps below along… Continue reading A New Trick for Waistband Elastic