The millennial generation, sometimes also known as the ”therapy generation”, have widely accepted and acknowledged therapy as a beneficial treatment to improve mental health. Over the past decade openly talking about mental health has become much more destigmatized. Now it is quite normal to look at hobbies not only as … Continue reading →
Do you have a lot of supplies that need storing? Or kids that have small toys or cars to keep tidy? Or even Unfinished Works in Progress that need to be organised? Or want to keep a pattern, zipper, fabric, thread etc all together for a planned project. ME TOO! … Continue reading →
This weekend we are going to make a hooded cardigan with pockets. This is part two of the Proteus cardigan series where we are using the same pattern to make a few different looks. Previously I had shared with you the Proteus cardigan with bishop sleeves. The body of the cardigan … Continue reading →
It’s almost that time of year again, can you believe it?! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting up late into the night for weeks on end to finish Halloween costumes for the fam-fam…well here we go again! Too many vague ideas floating around in your head? Don’t know … Continue reading →
I am going to show you how to make a double welt pocket using the traditional, but simplified, tailoring method called “five lines”. There are a few ways to make a double welt pockets, this is just one of them. Before we get started, let’s make sure to define our terms. … Continue reading →
Recently we created a list of zero-waste sewing projects that was very well received by our readers. A few people asked for more tips on how to go zero-waste, so we put this list together. Zero-Waste Sewing Projects – Helping Save The Planet 12 Essential Tips For Zero Waste Sewing … Continue reading →
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 →
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