Category Archives: Tips & Techniques

Find tips & techniques to make your sewing projects their best.

Panty vs Underwear Debate – Where Do You Stand? + 5 Reason to Sew Your Own

How Many Ways Are There To Say Underwear? No, I don’t like the word “panty.” I prefer underwear, underpants, even knickers. They sound a bit sturdier, which is how I like my undergarments, thank you very much. And, I’ll say … Continue reading

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New Year, New Resolution!

Follow my journey this coming year as I reconnect with techniques that I was taught in college. Each month I will feature a brief introduction to a non-sewing, mixed media technique. Be sure to check out both Creative Machine Embroidery … Continue reading

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Learn To Fit Pants & Expand Your Well Made Wardrobe

Sewing pants that fit is a struggle that countless sewists encounter. Many simply don’t even sew pants because of the fit issues and being unsure how to fit pants properly. If you’re one of the many don’t feel bad, help … Continue reading

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Me Made Monday: Finished Simplicity 1104- A Review

For the past three weeks I have been telling you how I go about starting a new project. First with a fitting muslin and then by refining the fit and then the actual dress! Here it is, Simplicity 1104 in … Continue reading

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Reading Wrinkles To Determine Fit – Simplicity 1104 Continues

Good morning! I am still working on Simplicity 1104. I have made up my muslin and wanted to show you how I look at the wrinkles and determine where I need to address fit issues. I am on my way … Continue reading

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How I Start A New Sewing Project: Making A Muslin for Me Made Monday

For people new to sewing, you might be wondering how you should start a garment sewing project. Everyone, as they become more experienced have their favorite ways of doing things. This is generally how I start a new project, with … Continue reading

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Learn How to Install a Lapped Zipper Like a Pro!

Happy Thursday everyone! It’s National Sewing Month, and there’s no better way to celebrate than by going back to the basics! Today we’re taking you through a quick and easy tutorial on lapped zippers. Knowing how to sew a lapped … Continue reading

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Stitch Easy Travel Bags for Summer + Download a Free ePattern from the Latest Issue of Sew News!

Summertime is finally upon us! And after having snow on Mother’s Day here in Denver, we’re ready for it!  In honor of summer (and vacations!), read on to learn how to make quick and simple lightweight bags in various sizes. … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints on How to Buy a 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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National Serger Month Begins Today!

We love sergers! They make our sewing lives easier, faster and give amazing, professional results. What’s not to love! And, we also love National Serger Month when we can share tips, projects and show others how great sergers are all … Continue reading

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