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May 2017 Blog Posts (10)

How to do Knit Hems

How to Stitch Knit Hem

Today, I’m sharing my techniques for hemming a knit garment.  There are many ways to ‘skin the cat’, in this case the ‘cat’ being a knit hem.  What I CAN tell you is that the ‘way’ instructed in most patterns will NOT work!  Simply turning up a knit hem and stitching WILL yield a wobbly mess.  Give this technique a try and I think you might just LOVE it!

 INTERFACE the hem allowance

That means put a knit fusible interfacing the…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 31, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments

THREAD NESTS – The WHY and HOW to Fix on your Sewing Machine

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Thread Nest aggravating MESS is due to…

THREAD NESTS…CURED!  

If your sewing machine occasionally creates these ‘nests’ of thread on the bottom, this is for YOU!  I know for a fact that this ‘machine operator error’ is the KEY to understanding your sewing…
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Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 29, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Convertible Bag Without Convertible Bits!

I bought this bag pattern a while ago as a possibility for a friend, but she never got back to me to have it made so I decided to make it for myself.   When I was getting bored one day,…

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Added by Karen on May 28, 2017 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

Coordinating Travel Bag Project

My niece asked if I could make her a bag to fit on top of her new wheeled suitcase and I remembered the Take-off Tote sewing pattern by Erin of Dog Under My Desk.  We checked the size to make sure it would fit on the top of her wheeled case, and then went shopping for fabric.…

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Added by Karen on May 28, 2017 at 4:30am — 1 Comment

T-Shirt Throw

EZ T-Shirt THROW Coverlet to Sew

A T-Shirt Throw Coverlet is an EZ memory gift to sew up for giving this graduating season.

Know the Designer?

Sewing Guild friend, Linda brought this delightful T-Shirt Throw that she made with T’s belonging to her son.  Though I’d love to give appropriate credit to the original designer of the idea, Linda did not know – “other than on…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 27, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments

Quilting, $3.5 billion industry, seeing bolder colors, bling and recycled-bottle batting

Gone are the days when quilting was only a cottage industry!

By Carma Wadley



"Quilting is certainly an art — an art, a craft, a hobby, a pastime, an outlet for creativity, even a form of therapy. But in today's world it is also an industry..."

To read the rest of this article and see more beautiful photos please…

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Added by Susan on May 26, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments

Add Flounces to a T-Shirt for a Super Tunic

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T Transformed to Tunic

Flounces dress up most anything!

See how flounces added to the hemline and sleeves transform this T-Shirt?  It was a wonderful T for my sewing buddy at Christmas, but I knew I wanted to ‘take it up a notch’.  She found this GREAT plaid…

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Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 25, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

How to Use a Twin Needle | Free Sewing Tutorial from Domenica Tootell

This week I've been been busy redoing my tutorial for how to use a twin needle (also know as a double needle).

I've got a full video twin needle tutorial as well as a photo tutorial with clear photos so I am hoping to be as clear as possible with the instructions and help others be successful with using a twin needle on their sewing machine. …

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Added by Dommy T on May 18, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments

How to do a Ladder Stitch - Free Sewing Tutorial from Domenica Tootell

Hi everyone. This is my first post here so I hope I'm doing this correctly!

I wanted to share with you all one of my recent tutorials that has been very popular. It's a video tutorial all about how to do a ladder stitch, which is also know as an invisible stitch or hidden stitch. 

This has been a very valuable stitch to me as it has enabled…

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Added by Dommy T on May 10, 2017 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

Totes Ma Tote Nautical Beach Bag ⛵

I've got a couple of commissions to sew for people going on holiday, this is the first one, a beach bag for May, using the …

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Added by Karen on May 1, 2017 at 6:00pm — 6 Comments

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