sewing · Sewing Tools · Tips, Tricks, Techniques

Clapper Love and it’s Joys

So, recently I said that I'm not really a gadget girl, but good tools? That's another thing! And, this week I fell in love with Angela Wolf's Tailor's Clapper. This is my third Tailor's Clapper and it will now be my last. It's that good! My first went onto that great pressing tool bin in… Continue reading Clapper Love and it’s Joys

Handmade Wardrobe · sewing

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