Every prolific garment maker – you know, the kind who is intent on making her entire wardrobe — should intermittently indulge in sewing small, happy, scrappy, patchworky, projects. My personal take is that it’s advisable to do this, not only for a bit of instant gratification, and a certain euphoric feeling that one gets when… Read More We Occasionally Need to Sew With Abandon
It is done. This summer I am ready to dress up a corner of my home with this paper pieced, water melon motif table runner. Not too bad, right? I’ll keep this a short post so you can just enjoy the pictures. I am thrilled with how the runner looks, and also ecstatic that this… Read More Summer Decor: #Paper Pieced Table Runner Done
…… and it’s time to finish them after a decade of storing. The tasks at hand are hemming the edges of all seven embroidered napkins, and adding embroidery and hemming to the last eighth blank square to complete the set. The napkins are smaller than dinner size and will probably be considered cocktail napkins. Except, I don’t… Read More Unfinished Sewing Archives: Embroidered Linen Napkins
Behold a blind hem which can be made really fast on a serger. No need to attach a special foot or fiddle with the settings if your serger is set on the 3-thread setting. Here’s the back story. I realized that there was a dire need for dish towels in my kitchen – yes, dire. Like a good… Read More Easy Blind Hem, Serged!