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Featured Blog Posts – March 2013 Archive (5)

Neck Tie Apron


I thought this was a great idea.  Simply sewing them together creates the perfect shape.  Use the leftovers sewn together to make the essential front pocket.  The ties are a nice weight,…


Added by Susan on March 30, 2013 at 7:13pm — 9 Comments

Refashion: Boxy Button-down to Beautiful Classy Blouse + How to Sew a Dart

I found this refashioning by Extra Petite and had to post it.  It's another button-down shirt tutorial.  She removes the sleeves to make the cutest bow to go around the collar, a couple of darts, a few other small alterations, and voila!  She's wearing a very classy blouse that you could wear *anywhere* and look fab…


Added by Susan on March 21, 2013 at 4:00am — No Comments

Roll Cuff Sleeve Refashion - by Jen @ My Own Road

This sewing project is a simple refashioning idea that is positively perfect for beginners.  You will need a long-sleeve button down shirt. With just a few cuts and some simple sewing YOU CAN refashion the long…

Added by Susan on March 20, 2013 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Teddy Bear Apron

It's MIL's birthday at the end of this month, and when I asked what she would like, she said one of my aprons.  When I said what do you want on it she surprised me by saying a Teddy!

I have done a Teddy for…


Added by Karen on March 16, 2013 at 10:52am — 1 Comment

Sew Painful

A few months ago I asked if we could recover the bench seat in my 1963 Chevrolet truck.  We found a professionally renovated and recovered bottom part on e-bay, so the Other Half decided I could just recover the back to match as the padding was okay.  It sort of matches,  insomuchas it's a textured vinyl whereas the other was smooth.  It took a bit more effort than making the sun visors, and I wish I could learn how to do it properly, but this is fine.  It involved…


Added by Karen on March 9, 2013 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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