Thursday, November 28, 2013

Ideas for Scrap Fabric

My Weekly Blog Post

 Patterned Cell Phone Wristlet and Pouch

Keep your scrap! You never know when that little bit of fabric will come in handy.  This week's post explores some of the cute things that can be made with just bits and pieces of fabric scraps.  It's perfect timing as we sewists begin to make gifts for giving. Please take a look.
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Pattern on Small Wallet

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

New Samples

My latest samples for upcoming beginner classes in January. A darling robe for either kids, teens or adults and a new throw pillow.  The robe I made is in a Child's size small. Isn't it cute!


Wednesday, November 20, 2013

12 Tips for Sewing with Fleece

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This week's post offer tips and techniques for sewing with one of the season's hottest fabrics, fleece. Sewing with fleece is a lot of fun and has many benefits among which include affordability, easy care and no fraying. But, it too has it challenges when it comes to sewing. Learn ways to keep it on the fun side. Here is the link to the post:

Friday, November 15, 2013

How To Stop your Fabric from Fraying Excessively

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This week's post offers a novel approach to containing and controlling excessive fraying in fabrics. It's a common problem that is more than just annoying. The approach requires some planning ahead and really works! 

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Coming Soon!

An Interview with BurdaStyle's Denise Wild

Burda, the German pattern/sewing magazine, has just launched the first issue of its new U.S. version. I am delighted to report I will be interviewing Denise Wild, the magazine's new Editorial Director. In addition to her editorial role with the magazine Denise is also the new Content Director for BurdaStyle. 

Within the next few weeks I will share my interview with her. It will be followed by my full review of the first issue of the new magazine.  

So, stay tuned!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Railroad Zipper - Simplified

Weekly blog post

My post this week on the blog site generated a lot of comments. The post offers a slightly different approach to inserting a traditional style zipper. The secret to a zipper that looks professional is in the prep work. Check out my post to learn the preparatory steps that will lead to a perfect zipper installation. Here is the link:

Friday, November 1, 2013

9 Tips for Sewing with Leather

My Weekly Blog Post

The subject is leather. It's not just for outerwear anymore. It is on just about every type of clothing and I love it. If you stick to the lightweight versions sewing with real (or faux) leather is relatively easy. Sewing with it does, however, require some special attention and a few different techniques.  Check out my blog post to see what they are. Here's the link: