Monthly Archives: April 2014

Tips for Serger Troubleshooting & a Quick Knit Headband Tutorial! Plus Enter to Win a Babylock Ovation Serger!

Happy National Serger Month! It may be the last day of April, but it’s still a sergerific day! Sergers solve so many sewing problems; they finish seams nicely, can make a rolled hem in a flash and add a professional … Continue reading

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Clara Dress Sew-Along Week 2

  Welcome back to Week 2 of the Sew Liberated Clara Dress Sew Along! Hopefully you have had a chance to purchase your fabric. Or, if you’re like me, you’ve made a choice from your own personal store!! Hey, there’s … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday with Christine Haynes & The Emery Dress Pattern!

Christine Haynes was in the studio today filming for Season 8 of Sew it All TV. Fans of Sew it All TV may remember Christine from way back to Season 2 episode 210 where she whipped up an adorable raincoat … Continue reading

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Learn How to Use a Serger to Insert a Zipper! Plus, enter to win a Baby Lock Ovation Serger!

Have you ever thought about using a serger to apply a zipper? If not, you should! The traditional sewing machine and zipper foot method is always a good way to go, but using a serger can simplify the task and … Continue reading

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Clara Dress Sew-Along Week 1

Welcome to the Sew Liberated Clara Dress sew along! The dress is a lovely shirtwaist style dress with a keyhole sleeve detail. The skirt is comfortable and easy to wear, as it has an elastic waist and side seam pockets. … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday – Enter to win a prize!

Today’s Free Stuff Friday is a wonderful book on Nickel Quilts by Pat Speth and Charlene Thode. Leave a comment in the box below on what is your biggest sewing pet peeve and why. Winners will be announced next week! … Continue reading

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Enter to Win Fabric from Westminster Fabrics for the Clara Dress Sew-Along!

Get ready for spring with the Clara Dress Sew-Along! This dress is so sweet and lovely for spring and summer. The Clara dress is from Sew Liberated, indie pattern maker of all sorts of wonderful garment patterns. Head to Sew … Continue reading

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Tips on using the right serger thread – Plus enter to win a Baby Lock Serger!

Sergers today are not at all as complicated as you might think they are. Older, home sergers were often noted for the complexity in threading and operating. When using my serger in its early days I spent far too much … Continue reading

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Free Stuff Friday – Vintage Quilt Revival! Enter to win a prize

As far as my quilting experience goes I have cut out a stack of  4″x4″ squares in the hope of making a quilt but they’re still sitting on a shelf after 7 years. So, my quilting expertise and knowledge is … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints on How to Buy a Serger, plus enter to win a Baby Lock Ovation Serger!

As we mentioned on the blog last week, April is National Serger Month! I received my first serger as a gift when I was studying fashion design in college, and I fell in love right away. Not only does a … Continue reading

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