I’ve been learning more about the different sewing machine feet in my mega-box of presser feet that I bought. This week, the pintuck foot has been intriguing and delighting me. Accurate sewing has never been a strong point of mine so the prospect of sewing lines and lines of neat … Continue reading →
Are you struggling to find time to sew? You know, when you start a sewing project and time just seems to slip away and boy, it can go so fast. Then you must have a full-time job or you are sewing around family and household chores or simply dealing with … Continue reading →
A wrap dress I sewed quite a while back now has a matching belt. It fits OK at the waist when I wear it as the waist is in the right place (because we all make our clothes to fit us as best we can right), but it bugs me … Continue reading →
The free sewing pattern for October is the Sew A So Simple Shrug – try saying that quickly! It’s a bit of a tongue-twister. But honestly, that’s the most difficult part right there. The free shrug pattern looks pretty funky when you look at the pattern. It’s just one piece … Continue reading →
There were a couple of articles in July that had a lot of interest, both about sewing to sell. How to price your work and a round up of projects that are good to sell. Good to see so many people were interested in this subject, but at the same time … Continue reading →
Well, not actually a how to, just sharing how I started out with a little paper piecing. I’ve mentioned a lady called Lucy several times now who lives in the US and comes to Cayman to scuba dive with my hubby. She’s helped me out with her long arm quilter, … Continue reading →
Denim is a very popular fabric these days and is synonymous with jeans. Because the fabric is so common, many sewists have limited experience with it so I wanted to offer some tips and tricks for sewing denim. First, however, some background. Today term “jeans” usually refers to a specific style of … Continue reading →
I have a new, easy pleated skirt pattern to share with you that will help streamline your figure and look great. This A-line shaped skirt style is so easy to sew that you’ll want to make a few skirts and they should last you for many years. Warning: This is a … Continue reading →
In my last project, the burlap bag I gave you the challenge to guess the name of the technique I used to create the print on the bag. I read your comments and there were many of you who got the right answer, but as you know we can only … Continue reading →
Thinking of traveling again after the lockdowns? Going on a business trip? Preparing for that long-awaited vacation with friends? Planning to be on a solo journey to give yourself that break you deserve? Traveling, even its planning stage, is already too exciting, isn’t it? It is! Until you reach the … Continue reading →
Ah ha – the age-old question. Should we keep our sewing scissors just for cutting fabric? Will cutting paper somehow ‘dull’ the scissors, make them less sharp, or less able to cut fabric if we dare to cut paper with them as well? Is this just an urban myth? Did … Continue reading →
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