I just wanted to let everyone know that the Husqvarna Viking Jade 20 Giveaway is well underway. In fact, it ends in less than a week when the winner will be announced on December 25. Also, if you’ve followed any of our previous giveaways, you’ll know we usually change the … Continue reading →
We can all agree that there is always more than one way to do things, especially in sewing. The method I am going to show you to gather fabric and add ruffles properly is slightly more time consuming than you may be used to, but it will give you the … Continue reading →
Here’s a free pattern and tutorial for a “no hang” Christmas stocking. If like me, you don’t have a fireplace (and don’t feel like drilling holes in the walls) but you still have kids and family who love the tradition of Christmas stockings filled with small presents, this might be … Continue reading →
It seems there is more ways than one to sew a French Seam. Continuing on in my quest to learn more about the various types of seam finishes and getting a nice neat result on the inside of my projects, I’ve been reading several tutorials and books on the French … Continue reading →
Sewing is one of the most immediately useful crafts to learn. It can save the crafter money in household expenses and provide extra income from the production of marketable goods that can be manufactured and sold from home. It’s also a very versatile skill that can meet a variety of … Continue reading →
The double welt pocket with flap using the butterfly method is a really easy and contemporary technique to make a pocket and attach a flap at the same time. I have already shown you the five lines technique that is used mostly on thin fabrics. How to Make a … Continue reading →
An Oversized Pullover Top is a basic item in my athleisure wardrobe, and I am very happy to share it with you this weekend. In case you missed it, last week we made the City Joggers Pants that so many of you downloaded last week. I big thank you to … Continue reading →
It’s time for another giveaway – just in time for Christmas! It’s been almost six months since our last giveaway where Doreen S. from Eagle Point, OR won the new Brother 1034d serger. And oh what a nice Christmas present it would be to win a new sewing machine like … Continue reading →
Dare I confess to having never made a table mat in my life? First time for everything!! Especially if it involves using fabric scraps:) It’s surprisingly easy – have a go:) For one mat you will need: Base fabric Batting Scraps of fabric in greens, shimmery see-through fabric, and a … Continue reading →
What basic sewing machine embroidery stitches can you find already on your machine? In some machines, these types of stitches are also known as decorative stitches. Most machines come with a series of these stitches, on my machine I’m fortunate to have many more than I thought. I am the … Continue reading →
I’m happy to share this new simple project and free pattern for the Small Crossbody Wallet. It can be made using fabric, leather or vinyl and is suitable for intermediate sewists or advanced beginners. First, let me share with you the backstory for the design. I had a disagreeable little … Continue reading →
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