I wanted to try something different today. I really liked the JOY Christmas Pillow that Jennifer shared with us for the Seasonal Sewing series and I wanted to try my hand at applique. But nothing on too big a scale in case it turned into something terrible and wasted my … Continue reading →
Hi there!Irene from Serger Pepper here! How is your sewing machine? Did you clean it from the last time we met? And did you make a bag for your laptop? Or maybe you’ve been too busy choosing your first serger… Today we’re here to talk about a sewing tool I … Continue reading →
A phone charger holder seems to me to be a great way to keep the mess of cables and electronics contained. I don’t know about you, but the piles of cables on the kitchen counter, on the floor, or on the desks are enough to send me into a frowning mood. … Continue reading →
The young woman sat by the fireplace, the flickering light casting a warm glow on her work. In her lap lay a piece of fabric stretched taut in an embroidery hoop, and her hands moved nimbly, weaving delicate threads in and out of the cloth. The rhythmic motion was soothing, … Continue reading →
An easy serger scrap catcher will put an end to this nightmare! My sewing area, which is on the way to the kitchen, is a terrifying sight almost every day. It’s only when I finish a project that I look around to find the embarrassing pile of scraps, paper, and … Continue reading →
Halloween is a great time of year to have friends over. Costumes optional, although with some of our friends, it’s sometimes hard to tell! Whether you are having a full-on party, just a few friends over for nibbles or a family dinner, it’s fun to put together a Halloween table … Continue reading →
This is an easy scissors pouch pattern to help you never lose your scissors again. No matter how many times you’ve heard your mother or teacher say “don’t run with scissors!” you still do (because you seem to always be in a hurry). Well, that’s exactly what I did and … Continue reading →
This week I had the chance to peruse a review copy of this fun book Stitch ‘n Swap! The book is full of practical tips for organizing a swap, everything from choosing a theme, and putting together a group to setting guidelines and dealing with dropouts. Sew, Give, and Receive. These are the basic … Continue reading →
Come to the dark side! Did you see my R2D2 inspired apron earlier this month? If you didn’t see the appeal – then you probably won’t go for this one. But if you loved R2D2 – then fight the Rebel Alliance and join the dark side with Darth Vader. I … Continue reading →
I’m just so excited to be sewing for my 3 friends who are all expecting. Gives me a chance to knock out lots of small projects from time to time, and take a break from some of the larger projects, pattern designing, and fitting issues that clothes sewing gives me. … Continue reading →
Hi everyone! It’s Jann from Newton Custom Interiors again. Today, I’m going to share another cute pillow idea. I’ll be showing you how to make a pillow out of a shirt – with some special added details! Everyone knows how expensive fabric can be. That’s what is so great about … Continue reading →
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