We have come to Bandung, Indonesia with a group of friends with all our children (5-17 years old), on our yearly charity volunteer trip. We support a school for children with multiple handicaps with financial and material contributions as well as, on our yearly visit, painting, cleaning, and general repairs … Continue reading →
I find myself weathering the pandemic in the middle of Chile. Never in my life would I have thought that I’d be here, but the world has changed so much that it’s impossible to know where we will be in a few years from now. One thing for sure is … Continue reading →
Last week the embroidered hoodie pattern got many of you guessing how to attach embroidered patches to stretchable velvet. I’m sure the advanced sewists out there got the clues immediately after looking at the fabric swatches. For the others, I’m now going to show you how I did it and … Continue reading →
I nearly went crazy today. I’m working on a new pattern and it requires gathering a longer fabric into the shorter piece of fabric. Lots of it, lots of times in very long lengths. The end result is going to be very pretty I know, but I wasn’t sure I … Continue reading →
I’ve had a couple of nice lightweight cotton fabrics in my stash since last summer, meaning to make myself a couple more skirts. I’ve got quite a few patterns I’ve designed I could choose from now, but one of the skirts has a border print and I wanted to make … Continue reading →
I was so inspired by some of the projects shared as part of the Seasonal Sewing Series back last November that I have been keen to try my hand at lots of non-clothing sewing projects. On my list for this month – sewing for the kitchen and I wanted to … Continue reading →
A detachable collar is perhaps the easiest way to “bling” an outfit and make it more elegant without having to go and spend a whole bunch of money on jewelry. A removable collar is also a great alternative to the current trend of chokers that are in every jewelry … Continue reading →
I love it when I master new sewing skills. Being able to do something well makes the difference in my finished sewing, from looking a bit home-made to looking pretty damn good. The Sewing with Knits course introduced me to how to use a twin needle, especially for hemming knit … Continue reading →
You may have noticed that most sewing patterns include instructions along the way telling you to ‘Press’. It may be as simple as the word Press, or there may be further instruction – press seams open, press dart down, press to one side. Do you always press as you sew? … Continue reading →
Sexy Comfortable Panties is it a myth or a legend? Let’s explore… A myth is a widely held, but false belief or idea, and a legend is a story passed down from generations and accepted as a historical recount. So, can sexy and comfortable be used in the same sentence … Continue reading →
What is Staystitching? Staystitching is invisible in your finished project but is part of the hidden bones that give it shape and strength, and a neat symmetrical finish. It is a row of stitching within the seam allowance on curved or angled cut edges. It can typically be found on … Continue reading →
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