Monthly Archives: September 2012

Tutorial Tuesday! Halloween sewing patterns and ideas!

Yes, it’s only the end of September, but Halloween is just around the corner. And if your’re like some of us, as soon as the first of October comes around decorations are up! To help you get a jump on … Continue reading

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Recyled Sweater Mittens Mania & Free Patterns!

Yesterday, Jessie, Nicki and I had the pleasure of joining the Denver Craft Ninjas for an amazingly fun sewing workshop where we shared how to sew mittens from recycled felted sweaters. I can’t think of a better way to spend … Continue reading

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Moiré Monday

Moiré is a fabric that has a wavy or watery appearance. Originally this watery effect was created during the weaving process, however, today it is done using a process called calendering. Calendering is essentially ironing. A piece of fabric is … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday!

Hooray for Friday! Has your week been crazy busy? Our offices have been a flurry of activity all week. Luckily, the weekend is just a day away. This weekend I have plans to sew like no other. How about you? … Continue reading

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Flower Friday! What’s your favorite flower?

This week is National Flower Week. I realize the week is almost over, but there’s still time to celebrate! National Flower Week is observed in the United States every year during the third week of September. During this week people … Continue reading

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8 Ideas for Recycled Sweater Mittens

I’ve got mittens on my mind! This Sunday, we’re excited to be teaming up with Denver Craft Ninjas to create mittens from felted sweaters. I really like this project not only because it involves recycling, but also because the mittens … Continue reading

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T-shirt Thursday! What do you do with your old shirts?

Rather than posting about fabric today, I thought I would change it up and tak about something pre-made. T-Shirts! A T-shirt is something nearly everyone has. Whether it’s a nice long-sleeve shirt, a casual short-sleeve shirt or a sleeveless rag that’s … Continue reading

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Water Wednesday! How to Sew with Water Resistant and Water Proof Fabric!

Before we get into how to sew with these fabrics, let’s answer the question: What’s the difference between water resistant and water proof? Water resistant fabrics are either tightly woven and naturally resist water, or are coated with a finish … Continue reading

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Tapestry Tuesday! What to sew with this detailed fabric!

Tapestry is a fabric that is woven with one or more extra sets of yarns or threads to create a floral or pictorial pattern. Originally tapestry was woven entirely by hand. Compared to brocade, which is a similar fabric, tapestry … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday Winner, Gertie Q&A Edition

Thanks so much to everyone for participating in our Free Stuff Friday giveaway for Gretchen Hirsch’s new book, Gertie’s New Book for Better Sewing! And, of course, thank you to Gertie herself for her excellent answers to our Q&A. We … Continue reading

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