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

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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 serger save you time by cutting, sewing and overlocking a seam all in one step, it has a multitude of options for constructing, embellishing and finishing dozens of fabric types and projects. (Jill detailed some of those fun options in her post from last week.)

When I’m traveling to sewing events throughout the year, I meet lots of fellow serger enthusiasts, but I also meet lots of sewists (both veterans and newbies) who’ve never tried using a serger or are intimidated by the process of choosing the right serger to buy. With so many makes and models and features, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. However, once you break down what you need in a serger and take a few for a spin at a machine dealer, it becomes much easier to find the one for you.

Whether you want to buy your first serger or upgrade to a new model, here are a few helpful features and options to consider as you start your serger search. 

Number of threads: Most conventional sergers are available with anywhere from 2-threads up to 8-threads (like the awesome Baby Lock Ovation that you can enter to win this month!). Most sergers have the option of changing the number of threads you’re using depending on the application, so it’s a good idea to buy a serger that has the maximum threads that you’ll want to use at any given time.

  • 2-thread: Most sergers have the option for at least three threads, but some sergers are still available that only have the option for one needle and use two spools of thread. They’re used mainly for finishing edges and aren’t designed to sew seams (other than flatlocking) because the threads don’t connect at the seamline. This machine is also known as a 2-thread overlock.
  • 3-thread: These have one needle and use three spools of thread. The three-thread overlock is used as a seam and for finishing edges. This works well on knits because it allows the fabric to stretch. Both rolled hem and flatlock stitches can be made on this machine.
  • 3-4 thread: These have two needles and use four spools of thread. The extra needle adds a row of straight stitches through the middle of the three-thread overlock. This adds durability to the seam. It’s suitable for both woven and knit fabrics. You can also create rolled hem and flatlock stitches by using only one needle, similar to a 3-thread machine.
  • 4-thread: These have two needles and use four spools of thread. The stitch created is composed of a two-thread chain stitch that runs to the left of a two-thread overlock. All four threads are needed to serge a seam. This particular stitch is stable and suitable for woven fabrics–but isn’t recommended for knit fabrics since the chain doesn’t allow for stretch.
  • 5+thread: These have two or more needles and use five or more spools of thread. The 5-thread stitch created is composed of a two-thread chain stitch combined with a 3-thread overlock. This stitch is used mainly for fabrics that ravel easily. Rolled hems and flatlocking can also be stitched with this machine, in addition to dozens of decorative and functional stitches. It’s the most versatile of all machines because of the options it offers.

Differential Feed: The feed dogs in a serger serve the same purpose as in a sewing machine: to help the fabric travel smoothly under the presser foot. However, most sergers differ from convential sewing machines because they have two sets of feed dogs positioned one if front of the other under the throatplate. This allows for a feature called differential feed, meaning that the two feed dog sets can be adjusted to feed the fabric through the machine at different speeds depending on the fabric and/or seam type. Most sergers have differential feed, so be sure to ask to try out that feature when you’re shopping. There are few instances when differential feed is super helpful:

  • Knits: Differential feed is very useful for serging smooth knit seams because the varying speed helps guide the fabric without stretching it or creating a wavy edge.
  • Gathering/Ruffles: If you’ve ever gathered an edge the old fashioned way (basting, pulling the thread tails, etc.), the differential feed on a serger is a huge timesaver. It can create a gathered edge in one easy step when the front feed dogs are set to move more quickly than the back set. This allows the fabric to bunch up under the the presser foot as the seam is formed, creating gathers.
  • Lettuce Edge: Differential feed also gives you the option to create that cute, intentionally wavy and ruffled lettuce edge that you see on lots of little girls’ clothing. Reducing the differential feed slows down the front set of feed dogs in comparison to the back set, stretching the fabric edge to make that curly effect. (You can find a tutorial on creating a lettuce edge, as well as lots of other serger finishing options in my blog post here.)

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Threading Ease: Most sergers have color-coded thread paths and a threading diagram for convenience. Some models offer self-threading loopers, which makes the process way easier. Threading a serger may seem difficult at first, but with practice, it becomes a quick and easy process. When purchasing a serger, thread different machines to get a feel for their threading ease.

Rolled Hem: A rolled hem is a narrow, dense stitch made on the edge of the fabric (see the pink sample below). It has so many handy applications that you’ll definitely want to make sure your serger can stitch it and stitch it well. Some sergers require a special plate or foot to sew a rolled hem, while others can be adjusted for rolled hemming without any attachments. When you’re testing sergers, make sure that conversion from the standard serger stitch to the rolled hem is a simple process. (Learn more about rolled hems and different ways to use them here.) 

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Coverstitch: Coverstitches are used with knits and active wear. The right side resembles double-needle topstitching and the underside resembles serger loops that cover the turned-down raw edge. Most sergers with a coverstitch option must be converted from an overlock stitch to a coverstitch. Any machine that makes this process easy will save you time when going back and forth between stitches. Ask your dealer to tell you about the coverstitch options for different serger models.

Free Arm: This feature allows you to finish hard-to-reach seams quickly and with easier handling, so be sure to check if the serger has this option.

When you visit the machine dealer, keep all of these features in mind as you test-drive the sergers on hand, and it will make the whole process much more fun and simple. And don’t forget to enter the National Serger Month Sweepstakes to win the Baby Lock Ovation serger and one-year subscription to Sew News! How exciting!

Do you currently own a serger? What are your favorite features on your serger? Tell us in the comments section below!

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Free Stuff Friday – Enter to win a fun prize!

fabric glooms Free Stuff Friday   Enter to win a fun prize!To bring in a little more spring today’s giveaway is Fabric Blooms: 42 flowers to make, wear & adorn your life by Megan Hunt.

If you would like to be entered to win today’s free prize tell me in the comments section below, what your favorite season to sew is. Or what is your all around favorite season.

Remember to put your comments in the box below and one winner will be picked next Friday.

Good luck!

Last week’s winner of the Perfect Party Dresses is – Vickie. I will be in touch with you shortly to tell you how to get your book.

 

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National Serger Month Begins Today! Enter To Win A Baby Lock Ovation Serger!

2014NationalSergerMoLogo e1392145032475 National Serger Month Begins Today! Enter To Win A Baby Lock Ovation Serger!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 year long. Please visit www.nationalsergermonth.org for more tips and projects.

This year Baby Lock has a new sweepstakes to celebrate! They’re giving away a Baby Lock Ovation ExtraordinAIR serger!   You can learn more about National Serger Month HERE  And, find more information on the sweepstakes and how to enter the Baby Lock Sweepstakes HERE!

I got my first serger over 10 years ago and it was one of the best purchases I could make in regards to sewing.  I love my serger when working on knits and it makes craft sewing a breeze. Granted, I could sew and create without a serger but it would take someone with superhuman strength to make me give up my well used, well loved serger.

When using a serger there is a bit of learning curve involved, just as in any new thing we learn. Through out the month of April we’ll be offering tips, techniques and projects to get the most out of your serger.

How to use your serger for other tasks besides finishing seams

When we purchase a serger sometimes all that it can do can overwhelm us so much that we tend to use if for one thing: finishing seams. Here are some ways to take your serger beyond just regular seam finish.

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  2. Picot Edge – Similar to the rolled hem, it is often used for hemming bridal and delicate fabrics.NSM 2 300x241 National Serger Month Begins Today! Enter To Win A Baby Lock Ovation Serger!
  3. Wide Flatlock Stitch – Wide flatlock stitch is best used for embellish garments or to connect quilt squares. Great for use in fabrics with high loft, such as fleece and faux fur.NSM 3 300x238 National Serger Month Begins Today! Enter To Win A Baby Lock Ovation Serger!NSM 4 300x239 National Serger Month Begins Today! Enter To Win A Baby Lock Ovation Serger!
  4. The Wide Flatlock Seam Wrong Side – has a small ladder like pattern which can be  used as well.
  5. Narrow 3-Thread Overlock Stitch – This stitch produces a less bulky seam than a 4-thread overlock. Use it when making baby clothes or working with nylon, organza, satin or other delicate fabrics. NSM 5 300x242 National Serger Month Begins Today! Enter To Win A Baby Lock Ovation Serger!
  6. 3-Thread Overlock Decorative Stitch – Use in home dec projects, such as pillows, table runners and curtains.

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Stay tuned to the Sew News blog throughout April to learn more on serging, quick serger projects and serger tips and techniques. To learn more about National Serger Month please to to their website  Nationalsergermonth.org.

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Perfect Party Dresses! Free Stuff Friday

Screen Shot 2014 03 27 at 12.52.12 PM1 Perfect Party Dresses! Free Stuff FridayAt Free Stuff Friday it’s party time! In Perfect Party Dresses:12 superb dresses to smock and sew, edited by Susan O’Connor there are the prettiest dresses any little girl would love to wear. With easy to follow instructions, 180 step-by-step color photographs and multi-sized liftout patterns this will become your guide to creating dream-come-true dresses for the girl in your life.

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The contributors for this lovely book are: Annette Drysdale, Connie Quarre Moses, Denise Bakes, Diane Muddrow, Gail Doane, Julie Graue, Nancy Lee and Yvonne Betts. Each designer has contributed a beautiful dress that calls for heirloom sewing, smocking and/or hand sewing techniques (as well as machine techniques). These dresses would be perfect for a wedding, holiday or any special occasion.

Please answer the question below- Do you remember your favorite dress as a kid? What was it made of, who made it? Was the twirl factor high? Did you trip the light fantastic every time you wore it? What is it about these dresses, that make us so giddy?

Can’t wait to hear the details?

And, the winners for the Clara Dress giveaway are:

  • Mira
  • Banner Witt
  • Margo

I will be in touch with you shortly and give you instructions on how to get your prize and start sewing!

 

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5 Tips For Sewing With Burlap & An Easy Pillow Tutorial

burlap pillow 500 5 Tips For Sewing With Burlap & An Easy Pillow TutorialBurlap, also known as Hessian cloth has always been a utilitarian type of fabric. In the past, burlap was more known for its uses in sandbagging, wrapping exposed tree roots  for transportation and for shipping coffee and tobacco. More recently, lowly burlap has completely reinvented itself into a shabby chic fabric used in weddings, home decor and accessories.

The latest burlap designs are bright and cheery and perfect for crafts, and easy sew projects. A burlap pillow is easy to make and even easier to embellish.  Wrap lace, ribbon or vintage fabric pieces around the pillow for a quick way to add color. If a more permanent finish is required, audition the embellishments on the front pillow piece and stitch in place prior to construction.

Use burlap to make the Petite Planters as seen in the Apr/May 2014 issue of Sew News. Download the pattern and herb label designs for FREE at sewnews.com/web_extras!

herb 500  298x300 5 Tips For Sewing With Burlap & An Easy Pillow TutorialA few tips for sewing with burlap

  • Use a liquid seam sealant to prevent edges from fraying.
  • Use a lightweight interfacing such as a fusible knit interfacing to prevent excessive stretching of the burlap.
  • A serger can be used when making items with burlap, and gives a clean finish. If there’s no serger available a zigzag stitch on a sewing machine will finish the edges sufficiently.
  • When ironing burlap use a cotton or wool setting with light steam for removal of wrinkles.
  • Lightly spot clean any soiled items, don’t wash burlap projects.

Here is an easy project to update an outdoor living area, a sunny living room or a guest bedroom.

Materials

  • 1 yard of burlap (See “Sources”)
  • Coordinating thread
  • Needle: 80/12
  • Fusible knit interfacing (see “Sources”)
  • Serger (optional)

Cut It

  • From the burlap cut one 16 1/2”x17 1/2” piece for the pillow front. burlap front panel  5 Tips For Sewing With Burlap & An Easy Pillow Tutorial
  • Two 11″x17 1/2″ pieces for the pillow back.
  • burlap back panels 5 Tips For Sewing With Burlap & An Easy Pillow TutorialFrom the interfacing cut a corresponding piece for the front and the two back pieces.

Construct

  • With the right side down on a flat surface, layer each corresponding piece of interfacing over each pillow section. Following the manufacturer’s instructions apply the interfacing to the back of each burlap pillow sections.
  • Fold one pillow back long edge 1/2” toward the wrong side; press. Fold the edge another 1/2” toward the wrong side; press. Stitch close to the fold. Repeat to construct the remaining pillow-back piece. burlap folded egdge 5 Tips For Sewing With Burlap & An Easy Pillow Tutorial
  • With the right side facing up, place the pillow front on a flat surface. Place the small pillow back right side down, aligning the lower edges; pin.
  • Align the remaining pillow back with the pillow-front upper edge; pin.
  • Trim all edges even. Stitch the pillow perimeter twice, and then clip the corners. Turn the pillow cover right side out and insert the pillow form.

The pillows below were created by Sarah Grey. Sarah is the proprietress of Grey’s Fabric and Notions in Boston’s South End, where every Wednesday night she hosts Crafty Foxes Sewing Club, complete with wine and snacks. Her favorite things to sew are dresses with invisible zippers and she will not be parted from her beloved Pfaff machines. You can find her on the web at greysfabric.com.

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 Sources

Burlap, www.fabric.com

Pellon, Fusible Knit Interfacing, www.pellon.com

Soft Touch pillow form, www.poly-fill.com

Crochet flower, www.simplicity.com

 

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Clara Dress Sew-Along & Free Stuff Friday!

500 dress image squrare 254x300 Clara Dress Sew Along & Free Stuff Friday!We had a great time with the Amy Butler Beautiful Belle Handbag Sew-Along in February. You can read all about it here on the blog and on our Flickr Sew Along page.

To join the Clara Dress Sew-Along check the Sew News blog for updates, schedules and we’ll post each part of the sew-along HERE on the blog. You are more than welcome to post questions on the blog too as each segment comes up.

We also have a sew-along group on Flickr too called the Clara Dress Sew-Along! Flickr is great for meeting other sewists online, getting a peek at your fabric choices and post questions on Flickr.

For each sew-along Rhonda Buss of Rhonda’s Creative Life will sew a great looking bag, a beautiful dress and more through out the year. We do hope you join us!

In April we are going to be stitching up the amazing Clara Dress from Sew Liberated. This is a wonderful dress, so lovely for spring and summer. Start thinking about fabric now! Think dreamy cottons, or enzyme washed linens, or maybe go for something exotic like raw silk. Isn’t picking the fabric for your next project one of the joys of sewing?

For Free Stuff Friday we’ve got 3 patterns to give to 3 lucky winners! Let me know in the comments section below, have you sewn anything from Sew Liberated? If you do the sew- along what type of fabric would you choose? Or let me know if you are a dress person, what do you like about wearing dresses? Kind of a free for all for questions!

And, we’ve got an Flickr contest going too! Sign up for the Flickr Clara Dress Sew-Along and you’ll be entered to win Meg McElwee’s book Sew Liberated!

book Clara Dress Sew Along & Free Stuff Friday!Winners for the Free Stuff Friday will be picked next week!

Almost forgot! The winner from last week’s FSF is P.J. Miller! I will be in touch with you shortly to tell you how to claim your prize!

Jill

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Make Your Own Bras – Pattern Giveaway!

Happy Wednesday sewists! We love giving things away, and we know you love winning things, so today we’re giving away 5 bra patterns from Kwik Sew, Bravo Bella and Pin-Up Girls!

We taught you all about making your own bras in the Feb/Mar and Apr/May issues of Sew News, (issues available here) and now you have a chance to win a great pattern to start from.

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Have you ever made your own bra? Maybe the idea has never even crossed your mind, but there are so many benefits to making your own bra. No more frustrating bra shopping, getting the perfect fit, and once you get the hang of it, make one in every color for a fraction of the cost of ready-made! Jump in to this new sewing adventure!

To enter to win one of the above bra patterns, answer the following question in the comments section below:

What’s your favorite sewing blooper?

Did you accidentally stitch the bodice upside down? Did you neglect to lay out the pattern pieces correctly on corduroy and end up with wales going every which way? Tell us your favorite blooper for a chance to win one of these great bra patterns.

We also want to hear about your bra sewing experiences. From the classes Anne St. Clair teaches, students are writing in to tell us it was easier than they expected. What experiences have you had sewing your own bra?

Comment on either topic before 10am EST tomorrow to be entered. Good luck, the winners will be contacted via email!

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Enter To Win Cloth by Cassandra Ellis!

Cloth91096J Enter To Win Cloth by Cassandra Ellis!I had the treat of getting an advanced copy of the book Cloth by Cassandra Ellis. I am in love with it’s gorgeous photos and simple beauty of the projects.

Please read below for a review and make a comment as to what is your favorite textile to use or maybe one that you’ve always wanted to make something out of. One lucky winner will be picked to win Cloth by Cassandra Ellis.

Plus, stay tuned to the Sew News blog for a Meet the Designer interview next week with Cassandra Ellis and get another try at winning this book.

Cassandra Ellis is a designer and maker of high-end quilts and home wares. Originally from New Zealand, she now runs her own design studio where she teaches contemporary craft and interiors workshops.

This is a beautiful book. Not an ordinary DIY, craft/home dec book with spare, white back drop photos and cheeky text. Cloth is lush with rich, dreamy photos by Catherine Gratwicke and intelligent, thoughtful text (how may craft books open with a poem by Yeats?) It was a visual pleasure to look through the book. And, easy to image that I could and more importantly, would make the projects Ellis offers. Cloth is broken down in five sections: Cotton, Wool, Silk, Hide and Linen. There is a brief introduction to each textile followed by a short history, making this book part textbook, but in no way written in a dry, dull manner. Ellis tell the reader of the individual textiles production, current and past uses and as in the case of silk the different types. Of which there are many.

The projects are all relatively easy, from bags, to oven mitts, sachets, pillows, aprons, bedding and more. Many of the projects focus on reclaimed, vintage or thrifted fabric and textiles. But, all the projects would work well with modern fabric with clean, bold lines.  Patterns are included in the book and the instructions are written in a clear and uncluttered tone. Measurements (for the advanced copy) are in metric. Each project ends with “Design Thoughts” with tips, ideas and ways to further embellish the project.

Also included is a helpful dye and tool kit section. Listing items needed to make the projects as well as equipment needed to dye textiles.

The sections are layout according to fabric type

Cotton

Screen Shot 2 Enter To Win Cloth by Cassandra Ellis!The section on cotton has eight projects. Tote bag, gauze tent, rug, apron, Furoshiki a Japanese carrying device, chair cushion, pillow, bedding and small purses.

Wool

Screen Shot 3 copy Enter To Win Cloth by Cassandra Ellis!Projects include hand dyed guaze panel, overnight bag, wool blanket pillows, pet bed, a pouffe (not a chair, not a cushion but a pouf!) and oven mitts.

Silk

Screen Shot21 Enter To Win Cloth by Cassandra Ellis!The lovely silk projects include the following: silk wheat bags, sachets, kimono silk quilt, sari curtains, tea stained drawstring bags, and a shawl.

Hidecloth leather screen shot  Enter To Win Cloth by Cassandra Ellis!The Hide section is particularly nice bringing attention to working with leather and sheepskin. There are five projects here; a journal, 3 bags, and a covered ottoman.

LinenScreen Shot 4 Enter To Win Cloth by Cassandra Ellis!Headboard or curtain panel, hand dyed cushions, slippers, duvet cover and pillowcases, Hemp napkins, and how to reupholster chairs.

All the projects in the book make the most of the textile being highlighted. The instructions are easy to follow and there is a wonderful resource guide that contains links and addresses to further research textiles, antique fabrics and sources to find extraordinary fabrics to use for your own projects.

Cloth would be a welcome addition to any sewing or home decor library. If you would like to be entered to win a copy of Cloth please make a comment on what your favorite textile to work with is. One winner will be picked and announced next Friday.

Good Luck!

Cloth by Cassandra  Ellis  – Published by Abrams | STC Craft – A Melanie Falick Book

ISBN  – 978-1-61769-109-6

And, last week’s winners of the Cuddle Fabric Kit giveaway are Sandi G and Sue C. I will be in touch with you shortly to tell you how to get your prize!

 

 

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Fashion Sewing Competition – 1/2 Scale Challenge from American Sewing Expo

ase contest Fashion Sewing Competition   1/2 Scale Challenge from American Sewing ExpoRev up your sewing machines there is a fantastic sewing competition produced by American Sewing Expo and Designer Joi Mahon of Designer Joi. 

The 1/2 Scale Challenge is a ½ scale sewing and design competition produced by ASE and Designer Joi, themed “Fashion Icons thru the Ages”. Contestants will create a garment in half scale of any fashion icon they choose.

The competition is enhanced by an online tutorial taught by Joi Mahon of Designer Joi. Contestants will learn how to find inspiration, create a story board, draping on a ½ scale dress form and how to make the basic patterns. Those interested will also be able to ask Designer Joi questions as they work through the process of the tutorial.

All contestants are required to purchase the official Fashion in ½ Scale kit that includes a professional ½ scale dress form and the promo code to view the tutorial for FREE. The tutorial is available every day at any time through the contest deadline. Contestants must be at least 18 years old to participate.

Entries for the competition are to be mailed to ASE no later than August 1, 2014. All ½ scale garments will be on display at the 2014 ASE in Novi, Michigan September 26 – 28th. Prize winners will be announced at the event.

For complete rules and application go to: www.AmericanSewingExpo.com/contests.html

Sponsors of this contest include  Baby Lock, Islander Sewing, ASE, Designer Joi, Mettler, Schmetz Needles, YKK, Fashion Supply, Inc. with more to come.

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Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie!

Tomorrow, our editorial assistant Jessie is hitting the road and heading to Original Sewing & Quilt Expo in Atlanta at the Gwinnett Center! Jessie will be in Make-It Center Thursday through Saturday. Here’s Jessie in Fort Worth, TX last year with one of our visitors to the Make-It Center. As you might be able to tell by the photo below, Jessie is a ton of fun to sew and hang out with!

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At the Expo in Atlanta, you can come and stitch up a mini version of one of our favorite projects from Sew it All, Season 7. In Episode 704, “Box Bag,” Stacy Schlyer of the blog Stacy Sews shows how to make an adorable zippered bag with a clever handle that lets you hang up the bag on any hook or doorknob. (Find the FREE tutorial here!) DSC 0409 1024x685 Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie! It’s such a quick and fun project that also makes a wonderful gift. Depending on the fabric you use and the recipient, it makes a great travel make-up bag, shaving kit, pencil bag or portable bag for your sewing supplies (my favorite use!). It also takes less than a yard of fabric, so it’s a great stash-buster too!

Today Jessie got some teaching practice by showing me how to make the mini version of the bag that we’ll be sewing in the Make-It Center. It’s fun and easy and sews up quickly. Here’s my finished masterpiece in very elegant and sophisticated doughnut-print fabric! boxbag 1024x986 Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie! It’s also great for travel because you can just hang it up in the hotel bathroom and save counter space. hanging 789x1024 Learn to Sew a Zippered Cosmetic Bag with Jessie! So handy! If you’re not in the Atlanta area to visit Jessie this week, Original Sewing & Quilt Expo makes a ton of stops all over the country throughout the year. You can find the full schedule and a list of locations here. If you’re in the Chicago area, I’ll be in the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo Make-It Center in Schaumburg, Illinois from March 27-29. We are so excited to meet you!

 

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