Monthly Archives: September 2013

Get your wardobe in Shape Shape – Making garments to wear multiple ways

I love the minimalist designs of Natsuno Hiraiwa. She makes garments that can be worn in multiple ways by using draping, twisting and folding to create different looks from a single garment. At first look it seems a little intimidating, … Continue reading

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Sewing It All at Sewing Summit

I spent last weekend in Salt Lake City at the Sewing Summit. What a fabulous time! These ladies really know how to throw a sewing party. My flight was two hours delayed (not sure why because it was coming to … Continue reading

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Five Tips: Sewing With Knits

Afraid to sew with knits? Once you sew with knits you’ll be surprised at how easy and versatile knits are. I love sewing with knits because you don’t have to be as precise as when sewing with wovens. Fitting isn’t … Continue reading

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Four Tips: Teaching Children to Sew

Happy Monday everyone! Did you spend your weekend sewing? I did! Though I spent some of my sewing time teaching a few young ladies the basics of hand sewing. It was a learning experience for all of us. They learned … Continue reading

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Fun with the Fuse Creativity System by Fiskars

I was lucky enough to get the Fiskars Fuse Creativity System to check it out and do a little test drive.  Fuse Creativity System is a die-cut/letterpress system that will let you cut and emboss a wide variety of materials … Continue reading

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Sweet & Simple Bag to Sew with Easy Reverse Applique

Stitch up this easy pleated tote bag in time to carry to the farmer’s market this weekend. I customized this bag for my friend Erin by adding a reverse applique with a machine embroidered monogram.   When you’re making a … Continue reading

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Free Coffee Cup Koozie Project

We have the best jobs in the world! Last week, the fine folks at Baby Lock came to our office to unveil all of their new products for 2014. They brought the Ovation serger, Ellisimo Gold II sewing and embroidery … Continue reading

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