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
Hi everyone! I’m tapping out this post on my iPad and using the WordPress app to do everything I did on my laptop —- which broke and succumbed to the injuries. Until I replace it, this is how I will blog. Tap-blogging is a new experience for me; an external keyboard will be joining this… Read More Making a Scrunchie with the Burrito Technique? Wonders of YouTube.
….. which is also termed “Point and Tuck”, and is a distant relative of “Prairie Points”. I hope you’re intrigued enough to keep reading. “Sharks teeth” lives under the umbrella of “heirloom sewing”. Heirloom sewing is based on dainty, hand sewn traditional French embellishment of the old days. Learning and exploring the “sharks teeth” technique is… Read More Can’t Let Go: Sewing Term, “Sharks Teeth”
I recently decided to make good on a long ignored item on the sewing list: a faux fur vest from this pattern, Simplicity 2285. No fabric is hard to sew if you know how. There are exceptions, of course; it happened to me once. The fabric in question was a weird wiry cloth and… Read More Do Not Fear the Faux Fur Fabric
Today’s task for #blogging101 asks us to identify our ideal reader and address this post to her/him, plus include an element not used before . About the audience: this is a niche blog and my target audience (or dream reader) should be easy; any one of the following, and more, qualify as my ideal reader: 1. One who sews. 2. One… Read More Real Dream Reader, Please Stand Up! Post 4 for #Blogging101
And I like it! After all the delays, the pondering, the color-bleeding batik fabric and sundry life-stuff thrown at me, I have finished Vogue 8979. The batik was a long time occupant of my fabric stash and I was totally willing to use it as a wearable muslin. As it turned out, I am taking… Read More Vogue Pattern 8979 Finished!
Hi Readers, Just for my fellow sewing enthusiasts, I’m turning Sewing Month 2014 into a Sewing Tip Month on this blog. Read on to see my progress with Vogue 8979, and then the tips related to the project. After searching high and low for someone who had made this pattern, I found that Vogue Patterns and myself were the… Read More September Sewing Tips: Vogue 8979 Edition
To all my sewing buddies: HAPPY SEWING MONTH! It takes all my energy to keep from sharing a sewing tip as soon as I discover it or after a light bulb moment. Here are two tips I want to share with you. Just two because I need to share right away, and importantly, it makes… Read More September Sewing Tips
This post is dedicated to my niece Aliya, a beginner seamstress. She suggested I write about how to avoid bulky, bunchy corners, because she ran into the problem when sewing a duvet cover. Does your pillow cover, duvet cover, collar point or any square corner look like crap once it’s turned inside out? The reason some sewn corners seem bulky is that… Read More Un-Bunch Your Corner
…. and done! As we all know there is no feeling to match the strange equilibrium one feels after actually finishing a sewing project. This is the end result of my previous post about the WIP iPad keeper using Trace ‘N Create templates from Clover and Nancy Zieman. I must say, it turned out very pretty,… Read More Tablet Keeper Done…