Have you ever struggled to keep track of your clothespins? Well, I certainly have. It sounds like a small issue but if you’re trying to get away from always using the clothes dryer and want to take advantage of what mother nature has to offer –sun and breeze– to dry … Continue reading →
I’ve always been impressed by butcher knife rolls and Victorian physician surgical tools rolls: One of my dreams (and I have quite a few), was to have something similar for my sewing tools, a sort of emergency kit I can grab to take with me when I spend my lunch break finishing … Continue reading →
Well, there’s just so much to say about the history of fabric…It’s almost as basic a human need as food or shelter, truly. Where would we be without our clothing, our blankets, our sofas, our mattresses, our curtains? The list goes on and on. Indeed, many of us might not … Continue reading →
The first time I made this Easy Summer Boho Chic Tunic pattern, I had just turned 15 years old. Originally a dress, I decided to remake and share it with you. For me, it represents freedom which is why I wanted you to have it. Long ago, at a time … Continue reading →
Here’s a quick video on testing fabric content. Before we get started, please be careful if trying this at home. In the video, I’ve used relatively large samples so you can easily see what’s happening. I’m also in a controlled environment and using fabrics I’m confident have not been soaked … Continue reading →
There has been SO much inspiring chat in our sewing chat group in the last few weeks. I admit, I’m now spending far too much time checking out all of the projects and even less time sewing! But one ‘thread’ in particular got me to thinking. One of our members, … Continue reading →
I heard that everything nautical was in fashion this year. Nautical has always been one of my favorite styles in art, decor and sometimes clothes too. If that makes me fashionable, it will be the first time in about 25 years! They say everything comes around again if you wait … Continue reading →
Our first summer project is going to be an easy-to-make spaghetti strap top pattern. It’s a classic casual piece of clothing that’s probably in every woman’s wardrobe. But…. This is a big but, and one that I had a hard time understanding until I had a talk with my mom, … Continue reading →
Sewing back then When ready-to-wear clothes were not yet popularly available, generations of women learned how to sew for home and hearth. And they usually started stitching when they were still at their mother’s knees. Others learned sewing from their home-economics and 4-H club teachers, but unfortunately, this practice has … Continue reading →
Have you ever made a frame bag? Frame bags or frame purses are fun and easy sewing projects. If you’ve not yet made one, you really should. We’ve put together this comprehensive list of frame bag sewing patterns for your reference and enjoyment. I hope you find one you like … Continue reading →
Here’s a fun and easy little project that is perfect for beginners. It will help you learn some techniques like sewing zippers and boxing corners. It would also make a great gift to show off your sewing skills. Sometimes you don’t need a big bag. Just something small enough to … Continue reading →
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