Proteus? ….eye roll here… what is she thinking?… Well, exactly what the title says. This is the cardigan pattern for many occasions. One pattern and many ways to use it. I don’t know about you but I need clothes that I can convert into many outfits. The same goes for … Continue reading →
My daughter and I just arrived in Madrid this morning. It’s really the first trip we’ve done in the better part of a year. Our neighborhood in Santiago has been pretty much on lockdown since March so we haven’t gone out much at all. I decided to republish this … Continue reading →
So What Is Rickrack Anyway? According to Wikipedia: Rickrack is a flat piece of braided trim, shaped like a zigzag. It is used as a decorative element in clothes or curtains. Before the prevalence of sewing machines and overlockers, rickrack was used to provide a finished edge to fabric, and its popularity was in part due … Continue reading →
Just in case you missed this, last year I took part in a Halloween sewing blog tour and made this Bargello style reversible table runner. Well, that was a year ago and no doubt there’s a lot of new readers here now so here it is in full again. You … Continue reading →
There are just now the first signs of summer coming here in Santiago after a long cold winter, so I was thinking about some warm weather designs this week. Here’s a pattern that will be great for all our friends here and in Australia and New Zealand where summer is … Continue reading →
The baby seam finish hails from the faraway land of Haute Couture, France. Who exactly came up with such a stitch is unknown, as well as when it came into use. However, by the 1920s and ’30s, it became very widely used and we can see many period examples. This … Continue reading →
It was clear from my recent sewing survey that although there are a lot of experienced sewists that visit this site – many of you are new to sewing, just starting out, looking to improve, or even don’t sew yet but want to learn. So here is my list of … Continue reading →
Sewing machines came with various (usually 4-12) presser feet that differ in every model. The presser foot is utilized for most general sewing tasks like hemming, zippers, seaming, buttonholes, and more. Many sewers utilize the presser feet in all their sewing work and not in any way pay attention to … Continue reading →
Want to keep everything ship-shape as you go to the beach or the pool? This handy tote bag has lots of great features and optional extras to keep your organised. It also has a handy expanding feature to keep the bag trim when you don’t carry much, and expand it … Continue reading →
Fall is a wonderful time for sewing. As the days get cooler, the more and more appealing it is to stay inside and sewing something beautiful. One of the most wonderful aspects of autumn, if you’re in the right part of the country, is the changing of the leaves from … Continue reading →
I’m always looking for ways to make my homemade bags looks more professional and although it does increase the cost, adding hardware such as clasps, feet, grommets, sliders, straps, rivets, studs, and handles really does make them look great. Today I’m looking at a couple of examples of bag feet … Continue reading →
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