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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

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In Love With a Kimono

Sew Caroline's Florence Kimono was one of the patterns I chose for the Sewing With Knits class I taught at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in February. I didn't know it would begin a love affair . . . with the pattern . . . but it did. It was super easy and fun to… Continue reading In Love With a Kimono

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A Peek at My Next Sewing Project & a Sale

Do you ever have a sewing project that's like the song that never ends? I've been working on a thoroughly enjoyable top made from gorgeous Texture Clothing knit fabrics for about a year now. I'm finally ready to reveal just a bit of it and you'll see the rest soon. Very SOON! THE SALE But,… Continue reading A Peek at My Next Sewing Project & a Sale

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Sewing With Knits – The Basics

Hey, I'm on the Sewing and Stitchery Expo blog again! I'm so honored to have been asked to write another post and especially thrilled that the post is about my favorite fabrics - Knits!! A few things I didn't say in the post: Knits are SUPER easy to sew with. There are a few tricks,… Continue reading Sewing With Knits – The Basics

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The Sewful Life’s 2017 Top Ten

The Sewful Life will be celebrating it's first birthday at the end of February 2018! Prompted by lovely posts I've seen on other blogs, I thought it would be fun to re-cap the 2017 Sewful Life posts you liked the most. So . . . . (or should that be sew?) . . . here… Continue reading The Sewful Life’s 2017 Top Ten

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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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Easy-Peasy Leggings – More Blogging, More Sewing

Leggings! Such an essential and aren't we grateful that they're super comfy, we can all wear them and . . . we can make our own. What?!? You didn't know you could do that? Well, come with me over to the Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog, then. You see when I'm not blogging about… Continue reading Easy-Peasy Leggings – More Blogging, More Sewing

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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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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

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DIY Sports Bras – More Blogging, More Sewing

I'm sewing like crazy these days! Pattern testing, new vacation clothes, a dress for my auntie - there are loads of fabulous fabrics flying through the machines!! So much sew that I haven't had much writing time, but I did get another tutorial compilation post done for the Coats and Clark Sewing Secrets blog. The… Continue reading DIY Sports Bras – More Blogging, More Sewing