The choice between using satin or silk in your sewing project is an important one. They are similar enough to cause confusion but different enough in price to demand some research. In this article, we’ll look at the advantages and disadvantages of satin vs silk in a variety of uses, … Continue reading →
A small hooded poncho with kangaroo pockets and a hood? Why? Well even though it’s summer down here in South America it can get cold! Right now I’m on a farm in the middle of Chile, in a region called the “Cold Coast”, during the day it can get chilly, … Continue reading →
Do You Know What You’re Wearing for Valentines Day Yet? If, like me, you’re still not sure what you’re wearing for Valentines Day, here are some ideas for you. I recently checked out my closet for ideas of what I could wear this Valentine’s Day and I didn’t like what … Continue reading →
Want To Sew A Fairy Costume? Today we’ve put together some fun-looking fairy costumes for you to sew for a little one. The fairy costume is a favorite, particularly for the coming spring time, and is pretty easy to make (depending on the project you choose of course). Why Do … Continue reading →
I’m not a big fan of “un-sewing”. Perhaps I do it more than most because I often design my own patterns so along the way there is a lot of testing, experimenting, and altering things as they are developed. That often means that a seam needs to be unpicked. I’m … Continue reading →
These fur boots are not meant for walking, but rather for sitting pretty by the window while you watch the snow fall — or at least, this is how I picture it. I imagine you sitting by the window with your favorite book or your new iPad (hopefully reading this … Continue reading →
Are There Tough Times Ahead? I’m no economist or professional analyst of any kind, but I think I feel what most people feel when it comes to the direction the world’s economies are going. Whether it is a recession, or depression, or something different, I think that the next few … Continue reading →
Sweatpants have been a mainstay of casual and streetwear fashion for decades. Originally they were exclusively used by athletes for their warmth, comfort, and mobility, but now are used across society from the casual gym-goer to the professional who works from home. The history of sweatpants is not long, but … Continue reading →
Arghhh. I’m not the biggest fan of seam ripping anyway, but knit fabrics drive me crazy sometimes. Because of the way I sew, with designing my own patterns and projects, I usually end up “un-sewing” a lot of my seams as I make changes to designs as I work. That’s … Continue reading →
This week I am sharing with you a project that is so easy to make that can be done in two hours. It will take you more time to download and tape the pattern together than to sew this long sweater vest. I like to wear it when I am … Continue reading →
One of the things I feel like I’ve struggled with the most is concentration. I think this is a very common thing in this day and age, with so many distractions and obligations pulling us every which way. Sewing is not a hobby that tolerates poor concentration, as there is … Continue reading →
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