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 →
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 →
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 →
Fabric stamps are one of the best and easiest ways to personalize your sewing projects. Your own print can give your work a unique twist that really stands out, or simply that next level in refining your style. My first impulse when starting to write this post is to add … Continue reading →
Thank you for all of the comments on my recent post – Self drafted halter neck chiffon blouse. Self Drafted Halter Neck Blouse in Chiffon Several visitors asked for a tutorial, and I am happy to oblige. I’ve made the blouse again in a different fabric – this time a lovely … Continue reading →
This racerback A-line dress is called NINA and is the second project in a small line that I’m sharing with you. My goal is to show you how to make beautiful garments with simple material all the way from the print to the finished product. Why is it called NINA? … Continue reading →
When I sewed my Woven Fabric Pillow, I wanted to make a nice edge to the woven front panel, where it joined to the plain back. Adding in some piping also helped to give the cover a nice shape and definition. But the focus of my project was really the … Continue reading →
Ah ha – the age-old question. Should we keep our sewing scissors just for cutting fabric? Will cutting paper somehow ‘dull’ the scissors, make them less sharp, or less able to cut fabric if we dare to cut paper with them as well? Is this just an urban myth? Did … Continue reading →
This elastic waist linen shorts project is something that has been requested by quite a few of you by email. I appreciate the kind request. Sometimes I forget that the majority of the readers of this blog are beginners. So sometimes I need to dial back my impulses and to … Continue reading →
This is the Micro Boston Bag pattern, a great way to use your scraps so you don’t have to go shopping. To tell you the truth, I don’t know what to think about this virus anymore. It’s hard to tell what’s true or not. But, just in case, I am … Continue reading →
There are few tools in the sewing room that could be called life-changing, but Hallelujah for the Frixion Pen! OK so maybe that’s a little over the top but I love these pens so much I just can’t stop talking about them. Whenever I recommend a fabric marker for one … Continue reading →
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