I went to the Knitting and Stitching Show at Alexandra Palace again last October. One of the stalls I visited was "Ragged Life" where I met Elspeth Jackson the owner. She kindly signed a copy of her book "Rag Rugs, Pillows and More" for me and we chatted about the Rya Rug I had made back in the 70's and the rising popularity of "Rag Rugging".…Continue
Added by Karen on August 17, 2018 at 5:00pm — No Comments
More denim sewing techniques and projects at SWN:…
An elegant, versatile, and simple pattern available at no charge to download and offered by Colette Patterns. Inspired by the 60's era, this pattern is just two pattern pieces plus…Continue
I bought a load of fabrics when I went to visit my cousin last March, and decided it was time to start using some of it. The first fabric I want to use is this dog print cotton duck canvas fabric by Peter Horton Textiles.…Continue
Last spring I made a Beach Bag for Sue using the Totes Ma Tote pattern by Emmaline Bags in this nautical print cotton canvas and Royal Blue cotton duck canvas. It looked smart and carried quite a lot inside, and secured with a recessed zipper.
When I saw her over Christmas she asked if I could make…Continue
I am replacing the elastic on 3 king sized fitted sheets for a friend. What I need to know and cannot find anywhere is how much elastic do I need to thread through the casing? All of the elastic is worn and stretched out. I am bleary eyed from searching on google for this information. I need to put this elastic ALL THE WAY AROUND THE SHEETS. NOT JUST THE CORNERS. The woman I am doing this for wants the…Continue
Excerpt - Piecing it all together
by Jessica Bryce Young
February 21, 2018
"Among those in the know, quilting has shaken off its once-fusty…Continue
Added by Susan on March 6, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments
If you want to work from home, you will soon find out that paid home employment is very hard to find. How about starting your own business from home? If you are good at sewing, you could use your skills to start your own home based sewing business. There are all kinds of sewing from tailoring to delicate embroidery and most of them can be used as the basis for an enjoyable and profitable home based business.
In the past, home sewing work consisted mainly of women at home…
In my last post I showed you my Embroidery Workbag, and Suzy asked if I had made it. I replied I had, and here is how.
My mother collected fabric scraps for years, planning to make a quilt one day. They included bits from dressmaking by my sister and I as well as recycled garments and bought…Continue
I came to the start realization that there are far too few aprons in the world. I've deciede to take this problem head on and begun apron construction. Like most the things I make there was no pattern for these. I Love making things from scratch freeform.
But what good is an apron if it isn't reversible or doesn't have large pockets? :D…Continue
Added by Bunneah Munkeah on May 2, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Exciting news! After 6 years of sewing from dress patterns, I havefinally figured out what "understitch" means. For years, I have been trying to decipher the vague instructions and obscure picture.…
Maggie Makes developed this great tutorial which is just in time for Easter!
These simple soft-toy style Easter chick and Easter bunny decorations sewn with calico and gingham fabrics, will cheer up your home during Easter celebrations every year. These whimsical decorations are a great …Continue
I have for you today, a free Easter Bunny bag sewing pattern and tutorial, and a tutorial to show you how to make Easter carrots to put in the bag. FUN!
I'm not typically excited by most holidays for some reason. Maybe it's because my kids are now a lot older and I'm not inspired by classrooms, day care…Continue
Added by Susan on March 25, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments