I’m always looking for easy and fairly healthy snack ideas, like these apple chips, for my kids to enjoy after school, if it were up to them they would inhale a plate of triple chocolate brownies and never think twice. Having healthy snacks on hand is always a good idea, we like to make homemade…read more
Even if you have not stitched before you can make this charming Cacti Box using floss, paint, and a box with pre-drilled holes in the top. The tutorial is from the blog Delineate your Dwelling. If I was making it I’d do a couple of things to customize it. First I would look for a […]read more
You are probably bored by the swimsuits by now. I make a lot of them. Little people keep growing. Darn the little people!!! This is two more versions of Jalie 3350 which is one of my favorite one-piece swimsuit patterns.
On the blue/orange version, I had a black accent piece cut out. But then I forgot to put it on the bodice when I sewed the top bodice to the bottom bosice. Oops. Dammit. I wasn’t going to go back and rip it out just to add it again.
These are size O. The girls have a bit of a swayback issue (what’s in the cat is in the kittens!) which I could easily fix (I’m just lazy). One thing I did that I think is clever (go me!) is that I took the too-long straps and sewed them to the CB seam allowance. My hope is that these will last long enough that I can add more length if I need to. Probably the material will die before then, but you never know!
Another Jalie winner. Hell, they are all winners!read more
By Denise Holguin This is expanded coverage of the Subtle Tees project featured in Volume 104 May/June 2017. Lesson Highlights: Copy, paste and rotate designs in embroidery software to suit your needs. Design: Leaves & Branches Garland Frame Company: Stitchtopia / http://www.stitchtopia.com I like to let the creative process unfold. Initially, when I purchased this […] Read more…read more
I have been really into sewing lately, in addition to my usual knitting. So, in the spirit of finer arts far and wide, here is a collection of creative textile projects to Kick Start Summer Crafts: Fashion Design & Sewing…read more
Here is a new, modernized spin on an 80’s skirt – the side ruffle knit skirt perfect to dress up or down this upcoming season. Supplies + Instructions: All you need is 1.5 to 2 yards of light to med weight knit fabric that has good stretch. Make 2 rectangles or squares depending on the lengthread more
Custom framing can be expensive as anyone who has had a piece framed knows. If you are like me, you reserve that kind of framing for important things (like gifts). As a result the pile of stitched but unfinished needlepoint grows and grows. Needlepoint for Fun has a fantastic illustrated tutorial on how you can […]read more
When talking about a whole new wardrobe capsule, it wouldn’t be a full conversation if we didn’t really dig into textile waste, fast fashion and upcycling. At the the most basic level, wardrobe capsules are about thoughtful planning to optimize your wardrobe. For the most part, sewists are so solidly in the anti-fast fashion camp…read more
This summer I am teaching 3 different weekend Creative Retreats here at our farm. You can read about the retreats here. This year I have made the option of coming for only one day – not two days – as an experiment. I already have several people signed …read more
Today’s post is all about installing a tunic or popover placket in your Kalle Shirt & Shirtdress (or any shirt
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This post is to illustrate how to do a FBA on a regular one piece front pattern for a shirt. Last week I purchased McCall 7575 Palmer Pletsch pattern because of the style lines. The illustration shows a “fit and flare” silhouette. Sec…read more
HI DARLINGS! I am on the road this week but I wasn’t going to pass up the chance to photograph on this awesome road especially since I was wearing my new favorite jumpsuit. Before you ask YES I plan to do a step-by-step tutorial on this cuz it is awesome! The one I am wearing […]read more
With a few classic shapes from your GO! Qube Mix and Match 9″ Block and the GO! Qube 9″ Companion Set, you can create a fascinating quilt that is rich with traditional shapes. If you look hard enough, you may even find blocks that look like hearts in this quilt. This pattern shows you how […]read more
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PATTERN DETAILS Updated with Resized Template to better suit knit fabric! Learn to use this simple template to make any size of circle skirt. Click on the link below for detailed instructions on how to use this circle skirt template! BASIC SKILLS NECESSARY Sew with Knits Use a sewing machine SIZING / FINISHED MEASUREMENTS Any […]read more