Once upon a time a man and a woman found out they were going to have a baby. They were delighted. They were scared. Babies are a big deal! Several months passed and everything was going well. A healthy baby girl arrived and the father and mother joyfully welcomed her into their arms. A few … Continue reading In Rememberance
🎶To the sewing room where the fabrics feast The notions all came from their humble abodes To get a jolt from my electrodes🎶 🎶They did the mash, they did the monster mash The monster mash, it was a graveyard smash They did the mash, it caught on in a flash They did the mash, they … Continue reading From My Laboratory in the Castle East
A sewing group that I'm a member of recently asked why we love sewing. Here's my answer: I love running my hands across bolts of fabric. I love the connection to my Gram. I love talking a piece or two of fabric and turning it into someone incredible. I love the feeling of creating a … Continue reading Why do I love sewing?
Exposed lace zippers add some upscale customized detailing to a sewing project. I was able to pick one up a JoAnn's but they can also be found at various fabric and Etsy shops online. Start with your shirt or dress bodice before you assemble the back. Finish the edges with a serger or zigzag stitch. … Continue reading Using an Exposed Lace Zipper
Spring is in the air! Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, which means it's time to have a picnic! But no picnic is complete without a blanket to sit on. Finished dimensions: 42" x 64" You will need: -2 yards of a bottomweight fabric, like twill or canvas -2 yards of PUL (polyurethane laminate) … Continue reading Sewing Your Own Picnic Blanket!
quick turn The Pebble Wash Bag from Little Black Duck is a cute little bag for storing toiletries, either at home or when you're traveling. The intermediate bag is a fairly quick sew but making your own bias tape and piping can sometimes take awhile. You just need to use a TON of clips or … Continue reading The Pebble Wash Bag
Piping gets used a lot as a decorative trim for all sorts of things, like pillows and bags. Sure you can buy it at the store, but there are very limited color options. Store bought bias tape opens up more color and a few print options but is still limited. The cutest option is to make … Continue reading Making Your Own Piping