Sewing Technique

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French Seams with Patchwork Foot

Today’s post is a tutorial on stitching a seaming treatment that is good for sheers, fabrics that ravel easily, and light to medium weight fabrics that need a sturdy seam. The finished French seam hides all raw edges, which is an elegant way to make the inside of your garment clean and neat. Today, you […] Read more…

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Creative Cords

Here’s an easy way to create custom cord to match or coordinate with any project.  Start with a piece of yarn, about 12″-15″ longer than the desired finished cord length. Add Braiding Foot #21 and start making cord! You can use multiple pieces as long as they fit into the hole on the top of the […] Read more…

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Let it Snow!

As I write this post, it is summer and I am in very sunny, very warm Florida. So why am I writing about snow? I want to show you a cute, whimsical snowman created by felting wool roving onto a wool felt background. Click the image below for a short little video that shows how it […] Read more…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Just so you know, this post has nothing to do with sewing. Since today is Valentine’s Day, I just thought I would share with you the beautiful roses my husband gave me. I love that he remembers every holiday, birthday, and special occasion with no prompting! Wish I could say the same about me… I […] Read more…

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Do You Hear Your Fabric?

Like many people who sew, I love fabric! The fibers, the feel, the weave, the colors – there is so much that grabs my attention. One of the things I love to do with fabric is to use it as a “canvas” by embellishing it in some way. Sometimes it takes a while to decide […] Read more…

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It’s a Process!

One of the things that most new sewers and non-sewers don’t understand is the amount of time you spend getting ready to sew. In fact, there are some projects (usually simple) that the actual stitching part takes the least amount of time. In the early years of my sewing journey, I was often frustrated with […] Read more…