January Mug Rug Tutorial – It’s SNOW much fun!

Mug rugs have become so popular lately! For the past couple years they are by far my biggest pattern sellers. This is probably for many reasons. They are super easy to make, they can be made using your favorite techniques (hand or machine), they make great gifts, and they can … Continue reading

Fur Boots! For the Glamourous Christmas Morning Look.

fur boots

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

How to make and attach embroidered patches to velvet

attach embroidered patches

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

Floral Embroidered Velvet Hoodie Pattern- well almost….

embroidered velvet hoodie pattern

This project started as an experiment.  I wanted to make a floral embroidered velvet hoodie.  Very happily I thought I had found the perfect fabric at my local fabric store.  It was a beautiful embroidered knit and on sale too.  What could be better?  However, upon approaching the checkout counter, the … Continue reading

Easy Feather Trimming Tutorial -recycle and reuse

Easy Feather Trimming Tutorial

This is an easy feather trimming tutorial especially for those who live near a farm..  You may not have known, but you can use feathers as tasteful clothing embellishments that do not require constant washing.  Feathers can embellish everything from hats to gorgeous frocks and everything in between.  Feathers are … Continue reading