With the warmer months approaching, at least for those of you in the northern hemisphere, it’s time to think about keeping things cool when it gets hot outside. There’s no simpler way to do this than with using insulated fabric when you sew. Insulated Fabrics Keep Things Hot OR Cold … Continue reading →
Are You Struggling To Keep Hand Sanitizer With You All The Time? If you’re trying to keep clean and healthy during this health crisis, I’m sure you, like me, use a lot of hand sanitizer. When I go to the grocery store, not only do I wear gloves, but I … Continue reading →
Do You Love Teddy Bears As Much As I Do? Like many people, when I was growing up, I had a favorite teddy bear. I kept that bear for years and years. Fortunately, it was years ago, so the bear was of high quality and the stuffing was natural cotton, … Continue reading →
Why Do Healthcare Workers Wear Scrub Caps? This sounds like a simple question. The obvious reason is to avoid contaminating the patient during surgery or a medical procedure: Even clean recently washed hair is contaminated with loads of bacteria. The surgical cap minimizes the risk of hair falling into the … Continue reading →
Do You Have Long Hair? For anyone with long hair, a good headband is absolutely essential for summer. There’s almost nothing more to say about it. If you can’t keep your hair organized, out of your eyes, and off your shoulders, you’re really going to suffer in the warmer months. … Continue reading →
I’ll Start This One With a Disclaimer The following list of masks will not replace an N-95 mask but may help you if you have nothing else to wear. So many readers have asked me about this that I felt I had to pull something together. This is not a … Continue reading →
Do You Love Sewing With Bows? Bows are a favorite clothing embellishment for me. They can add such an elegant touch to something simple and can make it into something special. Bows have been used like this for a long time although I really don’t know where it all started. … Continue reading →
Have You Ever Used a Bag to Wrap a Gift? We had some friends over for dinner the other night and my friend brought a bottle of wine wrapped nicely in a fabric wine gift bag. Of course, I had seen this before. We have a pattern on our site … Continue reading →
Have You Tried Sewing With Mesh Fabric? I love sewing with mesh fabric. It is such a versatile material. You get light weight and strength at the same time. There are just so many things you can do with it. Mesh fabric is particularly good at letting air in and … Continue reading →
The apron is a timeless symbol of motherhood, home-life, and delicious home-cooked meals…Historically, the apron was designed to protect the outfit underneath but it soon proved to be an indispensable all-purpose item –for wiping tears from little faces, storing treats, vegetables and chicken eggs in its ample pockets as well … Continue reading →
Why Do You Need To Keep Your Ears Warm? Keeping your or your loved one’s ears warm in winter is essential to avoiding cold and flu and staying healthy. While the exact stats vary from source to source, none other than the US Army Field Manual states that “40 to … Continue reading →
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