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Hemming Knits Without a Struggle

Or should I say without tearing out every hair on your head??? You know that awful wavy, pleaty thing that happens when you hem knit fabrics? Well, I've got a simple method for hemming your knit makes that you'll love and use forever. And, the sun will shine, and birds will sing and your thighs… Continue reading Hemming Knits Without a Struggle

Seasonal Sewing · sewing · Tutorials

Scrappy, Strippy, Quick Holiday Potholders

Today is Scrappy, Strippy Potholder Day in my series of tutorials about Christmas Crafting. You can still make these! The $6 Strippy Potholders I made were one of the more popular items on my one-night Craft Bazaar table. So I wanted to share with you how easy and enjoyable they are to make! I know… Continue reading Scrappy, Strippy, Quick Holiday Potholders

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Coloring With Thread – Embroidery from Tula Pink & Me

Freelance blogging for Coats and Clark’s Sewing Secrets blog is one of the things I do in my Sewful Life.  They’re wonderful to work with and once in a while I hear about other freelance opportunities through my contact, Lynn. Coats and Free Spirit Fabrics are part of the same company and Tula Pink is… Continue reading Coloring With Thread – Embroidery from Tula Pink & Me

Seasonal Sewing · sewing · Tutorials

Fold-It-Like-a-Tree Christmas Napkins Tutorial-ette & Giveaway

My friend Corky makes wonderful things that she sells at Craft Bazaars all through the year. So, when I decided to make things for the one night mini-bazaar at our church, I asked her what she would suggest. Since I was using Christmas Fabrics exclusively, she told me that the neighboring table at her last… Continue reading Fold-It-Like-a-Tree Christmas Napkins Tutorial-ette & Giveaway

Seasonal Sewing · sewing · Tutorials

Quickly Sewn Fabric Baskets

As promised, I wanted to show you how to make the lovely things I sewed for a small Craft Bazaar at our church a couple of weeks ago. I started with another tutorial, so this post is kind of a tutorial-ette. My "what to make" criteria was simple: Must be quick and enjoyable to make… Continue reading Quickly Sewn Fabric Baskets

sewing · Sewing With Knits · Tips, Tricks, Techniques · Tutorials

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

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing · Sewing With Knits · Tutorials

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

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

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