Tag Archive: Uncategorized

Turn Your Embroidery Machine Into a Longarm

If you want to successfully quilt with your machine, you have to learn the secrets to controlling the process.  In my class, Turn Your Embroidery Machine Into a Longarm at Wisconsin Quilt Expo Sept. 7-9, you’ll learn why handling your quilt like this is a recipe for disaster: I’ll also share why having two versions […] Read more…

read more

DIY Faux Linen

DIY Faux Linen

  This summer has been all about breezy dressing in lots of linen and other warm temperature fabric.  So when I spotted this gorgeous medium weight twill on moodfabrics.com, I knew it would make the… View Post

read more

Because this is important. 

Photo by @wherethewomenwander Listen, there is no natural way for me to transition into the subject of Nazis…

read more

PennyDog Vlog #10 – August 14th 2017 – Where’d I go this weekend?

Here is my vlog, again, I’m late, getting good at that, but I have a really good excuse, I promise.   On Saturday we bought a house! My day was taken up with viewings and realtor stuff, I managed a bit of cutting out for my first project from Windy City Bags by Sara Lawson […]

read more

Wisconsin Quilt Expo 2017

  In just a few short weeks, I’m heading to my favorite quilt show – Wisconsin Quilt Expo, in Madison, Wisconsin, Sept 7-9, 2017.  Why is WQE my favorite quilt show?  Well, first off, it was created by my dear friend, Nancy Zieman, so I know every detail has been covered.  Second, it’s in Wisconsin […] Read more…

read more

Fluo Feliz

Happy Wednesay! Today I’d like to show another project I made in Nani Iro fabric recently. This is the pink version of the Birds Eye fabric I used in my previous post. I also recieved it as a gift from the Hong Kong based fabric webshop Kawaii Fabric  (formerly known as Modes4U). I picked it from […]

read more

Running Pants DIY

It all started 11 years ago. I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. Weighing in around 200 pounds, I just didn’t feel good. I would get dressed up and feel pretty when I went out with friends, but my self esteem was at an all time low. So one day, I started […]

The post Running Pants DIY appeared first on The Sewing Rabbit.

read more

What To Sew For Afternoon Tea

It’s afternoon tea week! I consider myself a bit of an expert as my sister and I love to track down a good afternoon tea. It’s the perfect occasion for dragging out your glad rags. MY TOP FOUR VENUES FOR … Continue reading

read more

Do You Want More Gravy?

There’s a tradition in our house that, when cooking dinner, you always prepare enough food for the Uninvited Guest. If they don’t show up then there’s plenty for seconds or enough for dinner the next day. I learned this from … Continue reading

read more

Color Inspiration: Red

I have a summer cold, so we are slowing down our travels and adventures for a couple days and focusing on naps and soup. But that hasn’t stopped me from loving the vibrancy of colors. Or maybe that’s the cold…

The post Color Inspiration: Red appeared first on EvinOK.

read more

Rest

I have been taking a few days off. Well, I’ve been sort of taking a few days off – I think they only feel like days off because I’m not riding really far, and putting up a tent and taking … Continue reading

read more

this is just to say…

…is a 1934 poem by William Carlos Williams, a sweet love note about some quasi-stolen plums (jump to 49:43 for a funny TAL bit spoofing it). It reminds you of the little things we do to each other without apology knowing we may hurt each other in ways big and small. And it’s the working […]

read more

Embroidery is Not Just for Hemlines

I was browsing in a department store this weekend and like normal, I was drawn to anything embroidered. Much to my delight, I saw so many embroidered t-shirts, sweaters and jeans. In the past, embroidery always seem to land at the hem. I’m sure you’ve had your fill of floral hemline borders!  Well, finally, the […] Read more…

read more

The Village Haberdashery & Hampstead Heath

Yesterday was Ella’s 5th birthday – so what better way to celebrate than with a trip to see Annie at The Village Haberdashery, with Ella wearing her High Five Kerchief? Sounded like a good idea to me! This was my first … Continue reading

read more

Pattern Hacking for Cosplay

When I first started sewing, my main objective was costumes, costumes, costumes! I bought my first sewing machine because I was participating in a burlesque show and wasn’t able to find a costume in my size. I ran out and bought a little pink sewing machine for $100 and fabric and got started. The first…

Read More »

read more

Sheltered

I don’t know if you know this about me, but I am pretty much a coward. I spend a lot of time worrying, and a lot of time being afraid, though I am afraid of regular things, I think. I … Continue reading

read more

Something a bit silly… this is Tabbytha

I made this – for a reason – and it was deemed, well I guess a bit crazy without using that word! I think it’s kind of cool still though! This is Tabbytha… I am aware that she needs a bigger cushion sham inside, I will have to go out and buy one since I […]

read more

Take These 5 Time-saving steps Before You Embroider

Embrace these five tips to save as much time as possible in your embroidery studio. These tips have saved me countless hours, I hope you find them helpful. Stock up on supplies. Nothing slows you down more than running out of the right materials for the project. Always have a variety of stabilizers and threads […] Read more…

read more

Take These 5 Time-saving steps Before You Embroider

Embrace these five tips to save as much time as possible in your embroidery studio. These tips have saved me countless hours, I hope you find them helpful. Stock up on supplies. Nothing slows you down more than running out of the right materials for the project. Always have a variety of stabilizers and threads […] Read more…

read more

Practising bound buttonholes

I’m working on a project that requires four bound buttonholes. Bound buttonholes seem scary because you slice your scissors through a pattern piece. If you mess up, you mess up – and you’d better have spare fabric to hand. So, … Continue reading

read more

Easy to Make Mosquito Repellent Bracelet: A One Minute DIY Video

Summer means backyard BBQs, fun in the sun, and beach parties, but no one wants to be slapping pesky insects when venturing into the great outdoors. You can wave bye-bye to bugs and look great doing it when you wear … Continue reading

read more

From the Bookshelf: Quilt with Tula & Angela

Quilt with Tula & Angela: A start-to-finish guide to piecing and quilting using color and shape. Reviewed by: Tricia Patterson, Managing Editor, Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts I love books. And, I love books about quilting the most. Sometimes … Continue reading

read more

PennyDog Vlog #9 – August 7th 2017

I was making videos for my class this weekend, so this is one of FOUR I made. It was a bank holiday yesterday too so it meant I delayed this one a day while I sorted the class ones out. I finished making two bags and they’re pretty! Come and see! The foxy Blanche Barrel […]

read more

Completed: Liberty of London Carolyn Pajamas

I hope y’all are ready to look at some fancy shit today. Behold, my newest set of pajamas – also known as the most expensive thing I sleep in 😛 A few months ago, I was contacted by Josephine’s Dry Goods to try out a piece of Liberty fabric from their staggering collection. They actually […]

read more

Round-up: Curvy Pattern Hacks

To get the creative juices flowing and give you some ideas for Pattern Hacking Month, we thought we would round up some pattern hacks curvy sewists have done on curvy patterns! (There are a ton of documented hacks out there by talented straight-sized sewists, too, that could be applicable to curvy gals, but for purposes…

Read More »

read more

Three Deep Questions

Question One Is there a case for launching straight into a make, without toiling first? I hope so – because I’ve just done precisely that. I do this when: The general fit is forgiving It’s an outerwear make that doesn’t … Continue reading

read more

Four Cardigan Hacks from a T-Shirt Pattern!

Is there anything more versatile than a cardigan? Winter, summer, at the office or on a breezy evening, I nearly always have a cardigan with me. There are lots of great cardigan patterns out there, but personally, I prefer to hack from a trusty t-shirt pattern: faster, cheaper, and it always fits! When you chose…

Read More »

read more

The Wildfire

Hello, friends. I find it difficult to start sharing the many recent makes that I’ve yet to photograph before delving into a recent “natural” disaster that happened on our ranch.  If you follow me on Instagram, you may already be aware that we had a fire hit our pastures.  This was the most frightening event […]

read more

summer pyjamas for Clare

It is SO cold today!  Winter is well and truly chilly this year (by Melbourne standards).  We are all wearing our cosiest winter pyjamas and dressing gowns and slippers and there are flannelette sheets on the beds.  But these are the pyjamas that I sewed for Clare last summer. I used two Oliver + S… Continue reading summer pyjamas for Clare

read more

A Finish: Antique Shop Floor

Sometimes I can be forgetful. In my hurry to get my quilt finished and in my suitcase when we flew back to the UK at the start of June, I neglected to photograph it! It’s going to be at least a year before I get it back because I don’t have another flight planned just […]

read more