Software for creating sewing patterns is improving all the time. As I invest in some of the new and rather pricey software and the training that goes with it, I’m hoping to create better patterns for you. One of the improvements you’ll see coming up is what’s known as a … Continue reading →
So what is shirring anyway? In preparation for a new project this week, I want to introduce you to a technique called shirring (which is sometimes known as smocking) with a simple practice tutorial. According to Wikipedia, “shirring is two or more rows of gathers that are used to decorate … Continue reading →
This pattern is a reprint it was first published in 2014 . I have another free dress pattern for you this month. I managed to pick up a couple of nice ponte knits in my local fabric store – shock – and wanted to use them right away so I … Continue reading →
I’ve started to accumulate. Not just fabric, of course, we all need a sizable fabric stash in case of well, a zombie apocalypse or something, where we can’t get out to the fabric shop for a while. I’ve also started to accumulate some sewing tools. Small tools that make sewing … Continue reading →
Wool has been a popular fiber for clothing for thousands of years. As a natural fiber, it is breathable and absorbent. Wool is warm even when wet, making it ideal for winter coats and ski sweaters. Wool can also be spun into fine yarn for socks and baby clothing, or … Continue reading →
Do you know what’s a peplum? The word “Peplum” comes from Greek and was a word for “tunic”. We summarized the history of the peplum in a recent Peplum Summer Top free pattern: The peplum, originally worn around the hips, is a practice that goes back to the ancient Greeks, … Continue reading →
This weekend we’ll be making a short sleeve mid-length kimono pattern using the Linen V-top Pattern I shared with you recently. This is not the first kimono top I have shared with you. On the previous one, the top actually crosses over and you can tie the top in the … Continue reading →
Hi everyone! It’s Jann from Newton Custom Interiors again. Today, I’m going to share another cute pillow idea. I’ll be showing you how to make a pillow out of a shirt – with some special added details! Everyone knows how expensive fabric can be. That’s what is so great about … Continue reading →
In the Middle Ages, a mere apron was considered as a maternity dress. It was simply used to cover up because pregnant women’s dresses of the day did not fit around the belly anymore. And this was maternity fashion for centuries. Fortunately, mothers-to-be today have more options to choose from as maternity … Continue reading →
Clear Vinyl Sewing Patterns Roundup Clear vinyl is a really terrific material to work with. You can make all sorts of useful bags, pouches, and carrying cases all with the benefit of being able to see what’s inside without opening it. Kids really love pencil cases made using clear vinyl … Continue reading →
UNFORTUNATELY, THIS GIVEAWAY HAS EXPIRED. PLEASE CHECK BACK ON THE HOME PAGE AS WE FREQUENTLY RUN SIMILAR GIVEAWAYS. One of our most popular giveaways ever, the Singer Professional Serger Giveaway, ended earlier this week. There were more than 25,000 entries so the participation was really fantastic! Melanie T. from Gardendale, AL, … Continue reading →
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