Welcome to Episode 2 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subjects for today are: Drafting your custom fit pattern, and all about ease and seam allowances. Drafting your custom fit skirt pattern I admit it – I’m a funny shape. No hourglass figure for me – … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 1 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Overview, tools and equipment, and how to choose fabric. Overview Let’s have a look at the skirt we are going to make together. It’s a simple skirt but flattering and versatile. Can … Continue reading →
I named this easy romper Salina. In Spanish, the name means “salt pan”. You’ll understand why in a minute and if you have ever seen a salt pan, like the ones out in the desert in the western US. Many years ago, I visited Etosha National Park in Namibia famous for … Continue reading →
We looked before about how to print on fabric and I carried out a review of 4 different methods. Freezer paper sheets Freezer paper on a roll Ready-made printable fabric sheets Fusible web such as Heat N Bond Check out the earlier article for the review and information on all … Continue reading →
It’s time for another giveaway! – just in time for summer. It’s been almost six months since our last giveaway where Kathy P. from Secaucus, New Jersey won the new Husqvarna Viking Jade 20 sewing machine. And this time, have we’ve got something very special for you. The Singer Quantum … Continue reading →
I was drawn to the idea of printing on fabric when I saw some amazing memory quilts shared by one of our readers in the sewing chat group. She used vintage family photos to create unique quilt blocks for her breath-taking quilts that will surely become treasured family heirlooms. Sadly Facebook … Continue reading →
This is the overblouse top pattern that I promised in last week’s project; the spaghetti strap top. This overblouse can give your look an extra flare or give you a little warmth for an unexpected evening chill This overblouse top pattern makes a blouse that can be used open or … Continue reading →
It seems that everyone needs to carry around a water bottle these days Everyone is telling me I need to drink more water. Drinking lots of water seems to be one of the keys to staying healthy and active as we get older. Buying bottled water everywhere you go can … Continue reading →
Often times, buttons are the last things sewers think about when they stitch garments. Choosing the right buttons, however, may have a big effect on how your finished garment turns out. This article will try to get to the bottom of choosing buttons for your sewing project –so let’s start … Continue reading →
I’ve made a few projects with the insulated thermal lining before, the Long Arm Oven Mitts, the Can Cozy and Easy Quilted Pot Holders. So when Daniela from On the Cutting Floor wrote to me with some more ideas she had, we were inspired to create a couple more projects … Continue reading →
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THE HOME PAGE AS WE FREQUENTLY RUN SIMILAR GIVEAWAYS. To say thank you to all our wonderful readers (you guys are awesome!) and to celebrate Mother’s Day, we have decided to give away one of our very popular bag patterns for … Continue reading →
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