Monthly Archives: September 2009

Special Holiday Discount!

I think that handmade gifts are always the most special. While fabric and thread have always been my medium, my sister Wendy is a whiz with yarn and a crochet hook. She’s also very good at planning ahead. Last year, … Continue reading

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Halloween Costume Picks, Part 1

I vowed to get a head start on my Halloween costume this year, and here I am on September 23 with NO ideas! I’ve searched and searched…do I come up with a couples costume and make my husband join in … Continue reading

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Sewing School Pt. 2: Cutting

So last Thursday was Pam’s second sewing “lesson,” which coincided very nicely with Project Runway (BTW–I was really happy to finally see a more interesting challenge on PR.  So far, the challenges have been sort of a yawn. I think … Continue reading

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Happy National Sewing Month + Shark Pants!

In case you need another reason to get stitching, September is officially National Sewing Month! This year, the Sewing & Craft Alliance and the American Sewing Guild are hosting a special NSM contest centered on the theme “Reuse, Remake, Recycle.” … Continue reading

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Maybe Sewing 201 would be better…

Last night I went to the Sewing 101 class. I arrived at JoAnn 30 minutes early so I could purchase the class supplies (1 yard of fabric and 1/2 yard of fusible interfacing). I went to the classroom and sat … Continue reading

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Sewing 101 Part 1

The last time I took a formal sewing class was in 11th grade. I learned how to insert elastic (I made a pair of boxer shorts), how to use double-fold bias tape (I made and finished a bag) and various … Continue reading

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