My mail today was pretty exciting! I opened an advance copy of Altered Couture Magazine that contains my up-cycled top as a feature article! This Stampington magazine is ‘The Ultimate Guide for Artwear Enthusiasts” – which, I suppose I have become since this is my absolutely FAVORITE type of creative sewing.
The 2 piece knit top from…Continue
Added by Londa Rohlfing on November 23, 2017 at 5:30am — No Comments
I needed a bag for carrying towels and a key for when I service the gardeners' toilet here on the Estate (Hoveton Hall Estate). I didn't need a structured bag, I needed something light, so I went back to my vintage 70's bag pattern, Style 4143. I always make it two inches shorter than the original pattern, as despite the picture (top left) it would not really fit over the shoulder comfortably…Continue
I have a Husquvarna #1+ sewing/embroidery machine and purchased the Customizing Pro Customizing Embroidery System 5 to go with it. Unfortunately I cannot find the software disc now. But my computer with it on it may die some day since it is very old. I would like to have a copy of the software so that I can install it on any new computer that I get. Husqvarna has no copies. Is there any way I can get one?
Added by Shirley Hercules on October 5, 2017 at 2:03pm — No Comments
Hello, we have the Husqvarna Designer 1 machine. We are looking for a copy of the disks 100 4 set disk. If we can just get the files off each disk, in separate folders we can copy them onto disks. We purchased this machine used and these disks were missing.
thank you, Paul
After I made my first floral Mabel handbag, (free pattern from Swoon) I decided to follow up with another one. This time I am using one of these great case handles I had bought, adding another divided slip pocket and bag feet.…
Check out my final trimmed and sewn ‘Onesie’ for granddaughter Kenzie’s Aug. 7 birthday! It’s been ‘in process’ for some time since we live 7 hours away. Of course you’ll get to see it ‘all together’ on the beautiful model, but we’ll both just have to wait.
Today, I finished the Onesie – and I must say, I think it’s pretty darned cute – but it will be even cuter on our baby!…Continue
Christine has issued a new Easy Street pattern called Fiona's Freeway which has the option of adding accents in cork or vinyl. As I have been curious to try cork fabric I decided this was one I had to make!…Continue
Added by Karen on July 19, 2017 at 11:30am — No Comments
I bought this dress for my niece's wedding in July, it was just so pretty I couldn't resist it! Then I realised I didn't have a bag to go with it! Can you believe it, all the bags I've made, and I have nothing small, pretty and floral!
So I trawled the local patchwork…Continue
After I made these cushions for my new florist friend, she asked me to make her a bag. She wanted one big enough to carry her laptop and paperwork when she went to visit brides to discuss wedding flowers, with her logo on it. …Continue
Added by Karen on June 29, 2017 at 3:00pm — No Comments
OK – Transforming a T into this cascading vest tickled my brain! Cruising on Pinterest for upcycle fashion ideas for my upcoming Kids Fashion Sewing Camp, I came upon the photo seen at the left in the image above. Since I lost a night’s sleep on this, let me explain…
Added by Londa Rohlfing on June 15, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Last year I made this Memories Cushion for myself, inspired by Brian Haggard's book "Embroidered Memories". The photo is of my son many years ago, and I converted the original…
Added by Karen on June 14, 2017 at 3:30pm — No Comments
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!
That means put a knit fusible interfacing the…Continue
Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 31, 2017 at 6:30am — No Comments
Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 29, 2017 at 8:30am — No Comments
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, waiting for fabric to be chosen for my next project (see my blog on the…Continue
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.…Continue
A T-Shirt Throw Coverlet is an EZ memory gift to sew up for giving this graduating season.
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…
Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 27, 2017 at 6:00am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Susan on May 26, 2017 at 8:25am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Londa Rohlfing on May 25, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments
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. …Continue
Added by Dommy T on May 18, 2017 at 11:30pm — No Comments
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…Continue