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The 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo – An Amazing Show!

The 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo wrapped up about 10 days ago and WOW, what a great show! Full of fabulous classes, wonderful people, awesome vendors, terrific events and fabric. It's the highlight of my Sewful Life every year. Were you there? If not, come along on a tour with me! It's tough to squeeze… Continue reading The 2018 Sewing & Stitchery Expo – An Amazing Show!

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Quilting Stripes & Rainbows – More Blogging, More Sewing

March is National Quilting Month and my blog posts for Coats and Clark's Sewing Secrets Blog are all about quilting this month!! (When I'm not on here, blogging for Coats is one of the things I do in my Sewful Life.) The first two are up - take a look and enjoy! The first post… Continue reading Quilting Stripes & Rainbows – More Blogging, More Sewing

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A Craftsy Addict’s Sale Recommendations

I am freshly back from attending and teaching at the 2018 Sewing and Stitchery Expo. And, just when I think I can't possibly absorb any more sewing inspiration . . . Craftsy announces a SALE! It would be foolish to turn that down, right?!!! Craftsy became one of my textile art/sewing/everything addictions several years ago.… Continue reading A Craftsy Addict’s Sale Recommendations

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Inspiration! – The Volunteers of CTAW

Last Saturday, a group of 70+ women who are incredibly important to sewing in the Pacific Northwest gathered for their annual meeting. If you've attended the Puyallup WA Sewing & Stitchery Expo, you know these women. They are the tireless volunteers who are the heart and soul of the Sewing Expo and the real secret… Continue reading Inspiration! – The Volunteers of CTAW

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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

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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

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Kantha Stitched Tote – More Blogging, More Sewing

To keep up with my new addiction to hand stitching, I found a fabulous tutorial written by Sara of the Radiant Home Studio blog. Sara has a way of making blah, blank, craft store totes into amazingly gorgeous carry-alls. Her designs are pretty irresistible! I chose her Kantha Stitch Pocket Tote Upgrade tutorial for the recent… Continue reading Kantha Stitched Tote – More Blogging, More Sewing

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Add Hand Stitching – More Blogging, More Sewing

I'm on the Make It Coats Sewing Secrets blog today with one of my passions - hand stitching! You'll recognize both of the garments if you followed me for Me Made May, but one of them has a fabulous new addition.  In the Summer time, I love having take along projects lined up, so I… Continue reading Add Hand Stitching – More Blogging, More Sewing

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Sew Your Own Road Trip Games – More Blogging, More Sewing

A post I wrote last Summer for Coats Sewing Secrets Blog just popped up on my Facebook feed and I thought it might be helpful for you. If you have a road trip planned, entertaining the kids along the way is usually a not-so-welcome challenge! You'll enjoy the tutorials I compiled for this post. They… Continue reading Sew Your Own Road Trip Games – More Blogging, More Sewing