Monthly Archives: April 2013

Using your sewing skills for a good cause

Not that sewing those yoga pants isn’t for a good cause but, if you are looking for ways to put your sewing skills to a more charitable use Operation Slumber Party & Light Up The Night Campaign are looking for … Continue reading

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National Serger Month: Rolled Hem Tips

We’re celebrating the first-ever National Serger Month all throughout April, sharing tips, techniques and tutorials to help you get the most out of your serger. Most sewists know that sergers are a great tool for finishing seams, but they have … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday Winner!

For Free Stuff Friday Giveaway  Kathy U. was randomly chosen as this week’s winner! Kathy U had a little efficiency but made room for her sewing machine after she “cleaned and cleaned”.  I’m sure these new books will brighten up … Continue reading

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2 Home Decorating Books for Free Stuff Friday!

Spring is here and it’s time to brighten up your home with handmade soft furnishings.  Both books are from Better Homes and Gardens Creative Collection and offer projects for every room in the house.  The projects are stylish and cost-conscious … Continue reading

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Quick & Easy Infinity Scarf Sewing Tutorial

Tomorrow I’m headed to Schaumburgh, IL for the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo, where I’ll be stitching up a storm with everyone in the Make-It Center! One of the projects we’ll be making is this very fun and very simple … Continue reading

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Sew News Sneak Peek!

This week we’ve been busy researching a story for our upcoming June/July ’13 issue. We’re writing a 16 page expose on extreme sewists. Here’s an excerpt from this thrilling article: “You wouldn’t believe how many needles I break,” Shauna explained, … Continue reading

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National Serger Month

It’s the first ever National Serger Month! It’s about time we have an entire month dedicated to serging. So many people don’t know what to do with a serger–aside from finishing seams. I’m constantly asked “Why do I need such … Continue reading

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