Free Project – Felt Cookie Playset

Free Project – Felt Cookie Playset

This project makes one box of felt play cookies. Each cookie is about 3.5″, and the box will hold six of them. Finished size Each cookie is about 3.5″ Download Now

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Free Sewing Pattern – Bean Bag Chair with Toy Storage

Free Sewing Pattern – Bean Bag Chair with Toy Storage

PATTERN DETAILS Sew a bean bag chair that doubles as toy storage! This fun bean bag chair sewing pattern is easy to make and is HUGE – I measured 40” across and it fits at least 30 stuffed animals. When I gave it to my daughter she ran around the house gathering up all her […]

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Free Class – Holiday Baking

Free Class – Holiday Baking

CLASS OVERVIEW Wondering what holiday treats to bake this season? We teamed up with Bob’s Red Mill and popular baking instructor Nicki Sizemore to help you decide! In this special freebie, Nicki guides you step by step to make four indulgent desserts: crêpe cake with chocolate whipped cream, mini pecan tartlets, apple galette with perfect […]

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Free Project – Knitted Teddy Bear Set

Free Project – Knitted Teddy Bear Set

PATTERN DETAILS You won’t be able to resist making this cute and cuddly knitted teddy bear set. I have always loved soft toys, especially teddy bears, so I thought I would make one come to life! This set is the perfect winter accessory for all ages, and could be made in any colourway you like. […]

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our big before black friday sale

For the next few days only, you can save 40% on our patterns when you use our special “Before Black Friday” sale coupon code.

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Pine Trees Mini-Sock

Christmas quilts are a fine tradition, warming children on that Night of Nights while they wait for the wonders of the morn. Pine tree quilts, such as the inspiration for this mini-sock, were a common kind of Christmas quilt. NOTE: It’s Thanksgiving week in the US. This week I’ll be reprinting some great free projects […]

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Shoulder shield

In the comments on my previous post I was asked to write more about the shoulder shield. There is not so much to tell about it apart from the fact it gives more structure and a little firmness to that area of a jacket.

Browsing through my blog photos I found quite a few photos of shoulder shield I installed in jackets. The floating one is a technique I’ve use only in the past two years, I think I found the instructions for this in Alison Smith’s Craftsy class.

A good introduction to the inner construction of jacket can be found in aThreads magazine article on an Armani jacket. A good reference book, I’ve recommended it before is Tailoring, two editions have different covers:

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I have quite a collection of sewing books and books on tailoring are a special category in those. From all books I’ve learned something, but this book is quite often the first one to take from the book shelves when I want to check upon something on the subject of interfacing.

I don’t remember when I first started to use a shoulder shield, it’s been in jackets that I made 10 years ago.

Below photos of the inner construction of jackets I’ve made in the past years. Different ways of construction, but always a shoulder shield.

 

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Podcast Episode #109: Shea Henderson

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about building a sewing community with my guest, Shea Henderson. A former middle school math teacher, Shea Henderson now owns Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio, a sewing and quilt pattern company. She is the author of the award winning book School of Sewing: Learn it. Teach… 

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Podcast Episode #109: Shea Henderson

On today’s episode of the While She Naps podcast we’re talking about building a sewing community with my guest, Shea Henderson. A former middle school math teacher, Shea Henderson now owns Empty Bobbin Sewing Studio, a sewing and quilt pattern company. She is the author of the award winning book School of Sewing: Learn it. Teach… 

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Pattern Review: Charm Patterns Rita Blouse

Pattern name:  Rita by Charm Patterns Size range:  2-16, with individual cup sizes. C cup sizes:32″-24″-36″ to 46″-38″-50″ What size did you make? What are your measurements?  49″-43-46″ My bra size is 36K in UK brands, 36N in US brands. What adjustments did you make and how long did they take?  I graded up one size…

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Moss

 It’s that time of year again: SALE season! I always have my eye on a few things hoping that they’ll make it to a markdown (or two) which would make it that much sweeter of a find for me. I’m a deal-finder at heart, that’s for sure! Here’s what’s on my holiday wishlist (at 40% […]

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Savvy Noggins Shop Launch & Sale Code

Remember when we promised we’d tell you what’s been keeping us busy?  Well today we’re spilling the beans.  We’ve launched Savvy Noggins!  It’s “Millinery for the Fashion-Conscious Baby” or just plain fun baby bonnets! Every one of our darling bonnets are reversible and have ears that reverse to the other side too!  There are 6 […]

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Savvy Noggins Shop Launch & Sale Code

Remember when we promised we’d tell you what’s been keeping us busy?  Well today we’re spilling the beans.  We’ve launched Savvy Noggins!  It’s “Millinery for the Fashion-Conscious Baby” or just plain fun baby bonnets! Every one of our darling bonnets are reversible and have ears that reverse to the other side too!  There are 6 […]

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Stripey Tube Scarf

Our nuts-for-stripes Stripey Tube Scarf can go in so many directions… Young and fun, bold…

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Stripey Tube Scarf

Our nuts-for-stripes Stripey Tube Scarf can go in so many directions… Young and fun, bold…

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Stripey Tube Scarf

Our nuts-for-stripes Stripey Tube Scarf can go in so many directions… Young and fun, bold…

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DIY Denim on Denim

DIY Denim on Denim

Since I began my sewing journey I resisted making anything with denim, mainly because I’m a huge denim snob.  When it comes to my denim, I enjoy a soft, premium thicker fabric with a bit… View Post

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Sunday Night Reflections

This is a syndicated post. Please visit the original author at Rhonda’s Creative Life

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Sewing Studio

  Is it Time for a Sewing Studio? Start Here! Is it time to move your sewing out of the dinning room or off the kitchen table? Is there space somewhere you can carve out so you can just sit down to sew and don’t have to drag out you sewing machine every time you […]

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Can you guess??

There is a new pattern coming out. Can you guess who created it? No hints. Just guess. It is not FABULOUS? I love the handle. It’s a bag within a bag. The totebag and inner bag are connected (you can also make it without the inner drawstring bag). I’ll…

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The Golden Rules of Needlepoint

A couple of weeks ago my daughter told me what could be the Golden Rule of Reading: “One of the joys of reading as an adult is that you don’t have to finish a book if you don’t like it.” The great British stitcher and teacher Anna Pearson has given us her Golden Rules of […]

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Upcycled winter floral Sewaholic Cambie

I hate winter. I know it’s a magical time of year but I hate being cold, and needing sensible shoes, and getting dressed in the dark. I spend my mornings fumbling in my wardrobe, putting my make up on in low light and regularly throwing my hair up in a bun. So winter florals are […]

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10 Things I Love Sunday

This past week has been a roller coaster of emotions for me. I stopped myself seconds before posting…

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isca shirtdress in denim tencel

I really, really want to share this version of my new Isca pattern with you as it’s the one I wear most of the time, but I am finding my desire to have be picture taken is lower than ever. I decided to just go and do it this morning in my one day worn …

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Cashmerette’s Rivermont Dress

Let me state up front that I was a tester for the Rivermont Dress pattern. Because I’ve had such great success testing Jenny’s patterns, I used a beautiful piece of border print ponte for my test version. So of course, it didn’t work for me. Now i…

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Hold the phone! Late breaking hemming knits news

In all the discussion about how to hem knits I neglected to mention another solution, and a new one, which is a stretchy sewing thread – a new one from Coats called Eloflex.I didn’t include mention in this in my hemming series because, until today, new…

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Something fishy – Simplicity 1366 top

How amazing is the print on this fabric? Rhetorical question, so no need to answer! It’s from Clear It in Melbourne and I’ve been seeing it pop up on sewists blogs and Instagram’s for the last two years or so. Sadly it had well and truly sold out by th…

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Kitty Pajamas + free pocket kitty pattern

One of my favorite things to sew at Christmas time is pajamas for my kids. This year I thought I would add a little surprise to the pocket!   Isn’t it cute and kind of silly? But my daughter totally loves it. She’s already named it “Sniffles” and loves toting it around the house in…

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Why Use Silk to Stitch

I always be beholden to Diane, the owner of Needlepoint, Inc. in San Francisco because she convinced me to try stitching with silk again. I had sworn off the fiber after a disastrous experience. She encouraged me to try again, with another brand (Au Ver a Soie) and said by the time I finished the […]

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Christmas Village: Software Instructions

Eileen tasked me with the responsibility of turning the Stitch Swag Cozy Dog Suite into an ornament.  At first glance, I thought I’d use Christmas colored fabric for the dog house. But between the home renovation television programs I watch and my recent experimenting with building a railroad model… I knew I could do more. […] Read more…

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