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The Sewful Life’s 2018 Top Ten

We're coming up on the 2nd birthday of The Sewful Life and in typical toddler fashion, it's talking more all the time! So, let's review the Top Ten posts of 2018 and see what you loved the most. You'll have a good chance to review your favorites and visit the ones you missed! BTW -… Continue reading The Sewful Life’s 2018 Top Ten

Fabric · Giveaways · Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

Art Gallery Rayon Kimono Gorgeousness

A couple of months back, fabulous Art Gallery Fabrics sent me a STUNNING piece of rayon to try out. Oh, my . . . I had such fun with this fabric and now I have a FABRIC GIVEAWAY for you! Watch for the Giveaway entry info at the end of this post . . .… Continue reading Art Gallery Rayon Kimono Gorgeousness

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

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

Fabric · Handmade Wardrobe · More Blogging, More Sewing · sewing · Sewing With Knits · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

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

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

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

Fabric · Quilting · sewing · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

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

sewing · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

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!

sewing · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

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!

Fabric · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

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.