Think Mary Antoinette, Queen Elizabeth, or the recently revived 1950s Rockabilly movement, think Swan Lake and the fairy tale wedding gown. What do they all have in common? You’ve got it, serious petticoat action, brought to you by none other than the trusty, centuries-old crinoline… Let’s take a closer look … Continue reading →
I believe that the success of a sewing project lies not just in purchasing the right fabric and accessories. The way the fabric is cared for before the start of the project also has a profound influence on the result of the sewing project. This includes pre-washing fabric and usually … Continue reading →
Well, it’s been that time of year when many of us don’t have much time for sewing, me included! Actually, my wardrobe is exploding right now. I was so enthusiastic about my sewing last year that I made so many clothes that I feel almost embarrassed! In a country where … Continue reading →
The latest release in my range of free sewing patterns and tutorials – the Summer Drape Top. Designed for softly draping knit fabrics, this blouse is easy to make, flattering, cool and strappy, with tummy covering draping and a rounded hemline in the front. And I’ve made it with wide enough straps that … Continue reading →
This tutorial is the follow-up of my reversible fabric and vinyl bag on how to make an adjustable strap. This adjustable strap consists of two straps –one longer and one shorter– joined together by a buckle with lobster claws at both ends. The procedure for making the straps and loop … Continue reading →
As I’ve been learning embroidery my favorite embroidery books are beginning to mark some special times in my life. I’ve found that I really enjoy embroidery whenever I have been waiting for something to happen in the future. The arrival of new members in our family, and updates during the … Continue reading →
Welcome to Episode 9 in the How to Sew A Skirt Sew-along series. The subject for today is: Lining a Skirt with Zipper – part 2 If you have been following along in the Sew A Skirt series, then you have your basic skirt shape finished complete with darts, zipper … Continue reading →
A few weeks ago I shared an article on what simple embroidery stitches you can find on your sewing machine. In my case, I have a total of 85 stitches. I am trying to make a new project for each stitch, and for this one, my metal frame embroidered bag, … Continue reading →
Get Ready for Summer! Summer is coming and nothing prepares you better for summer than having the right shorts to wear for those hot days and warm nights. We put together a huge new collection of free shorts for women and girls sewing patterns and projects that will almost certainly … 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 Quantum Stylist Giveaway, ended earlier this week. There were more than 32,000 entries so the participation was really fantastic! Joanne H. from Little Rock, … Continue reading →
We’re delighted to announce the winner of the Singer Quantum Stylist Giveaway. I’m sure the lucky winner is going to really enjoy this powerful new machine. So here’s how she won: Our winner entered the contest a total of only three times, so she got really, really lucky. Her actual … Continue reading →
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