Beginners, please add this to your sewing steps repertoire. (If you’re an advanced seamstress, feel free to go read my other excellent posts; or find more of tips by typing “sewing tips” in the search box at the top right of this post). No, that is not my cutely manicured hand. The image is from… Read More For Beginner Sewists: 2 Small Things for Sewing Success
Embroidery can go anywhere you want! Hello everyone; I was reading over at Samina’s blog and came across a comment on one of her older posts (she had… How to Incorporate Embroidery into Your Sewing Projects ————————————————————- Hi readers! Today I’m reblogging my friend Kasey’s post where she guides you through placement of machine embroidery… Read More Reblogging Kasey Sasser’s Excellent Post: How to Incorporate Embroidery into Your Sewing Projects
I nailed my own illustration! Or did I? After decades of sewing all kinds of fabric, how did I miss sewing a ribbed knit (or rib knit)? This particular one is a bamboo/elastane blend; it handles easily and is extremely comfortable! I bought the yardage from Sew Much Fabric, where you’ll find more colors to… Read More Ribbed Fabric Story
As I was writing and photographing content for this post, a YouTube video by Sew Daily Network popped up in my feed with buttonholes as the topic! More about that later in the post. Unrelated to today’s topic: read to the end of the post and tell me what you think of the newest Christian… Read More Basic Sewing Concept: Buttonhole Paraphernalia
There. The title of this post is saying all I need to say. But you know me. I have more words to write. Header photo credit: Valentino, Fall 2021. Vogue Runway website. Remember the formula for patch pocket placement on a top or jacket – the one I wrote sometime in the before times? That… Read More One or Two inches down from Waist: Side seam pocket placement formula
I’m not sure what to title this post, but read on and you’ll see what I mean. Also, there’s a sewing tip at the end, should my basic sewing friends be interested. In my childhood we played a word game where one kid said a random word and the next kid would say a word… Read More Accidental Core Wardrobe? Or Fabric “Thread”?
I’m very sure, dear readers, that many of you cut multiple sewing projects at one time and stack them up ready to sew. I never did – until now. Because, isn’t that a sure way to collect a pile of unfinished items? My modus operandus is about sewing one wearable completely before starting a new… Read More Road to Speedy Sewing: Does Cutting Out Multiple Projects in One Session Work?
Finding yourself lagging during a sewing project for no reason other than a general languish (which may or may not be a sign of these pandemic times)? It’s been happening to me. I want to speed up the sewing time lapse – not sure if that’s the correct term but you know what I mean.… Read More Road to Speedy Sewing: Cheat Sheets For Sewing Task Order
Some beautiful fabrics are a breeze to sew; other beautiful fabrics are beasts. Minky is somewhat of a beast but it has a velvety texture which is a delight for the senses — and therein lies it’s beauty. It was introduced to the sewing world many years ago. One Minky version had raised circles which gave… Read More The Minky Fabric Beast
Happy Holidays to all! Here’s my tiny Christmas tree — I know it’s lacking in a topper but it makes me happy. The topper issue will be addressed in 2021. The Street Urchin Look (below): You can call it “primitively patched”, crappy mending or whatever, but I’m dubbing it the “street urchin” style of mending;… Read More Mending: The Street Urchin Approach