Sew, What's New?

Curating sewing and quilting talent, techniques, and tutorials, since 1997.

Featured Blog Posts – April 2011 Archive (8)

Unfinished Projects

I was asked the other day about unfinished projects. Do I start a new project when I have another one that isn't finished? Of course I do! Doesn't everyone?

Life would be so much easier if I did finished every project before starting another. But inevitably something will come up, where a project has to be shelved for a time. Sometimes it is because I need a notion, or (in most cases) interfacing for the next step (I never seem to have the right weight interfacing ever!).  Sometimes,…


Added by Susan Ferriola on April 23, 2011 at 1:21pm — 1 Comment

Aprons Made Out of Men's Button-down Shirts

I've been making some super awesome aprons to sell at the store my mom works at, and it's been a lot of fun. I had never made an apron before, but I started from scratch and decided I didn't want to use a pattern.

I have made quite a few, including some awesome ruffly ones. But I saw in a copy of Apronology some awesome aprons made out of old men's button-downs, and I gave those a try. I think everyone should do the same...,. they came out SO CUTE and were actually super easy. And the…


Added by Pagan Reid on April 20, 2011 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

It is all about attitude

I have a pessimistic personality. How pessimistic you ask? I will use the 'is the glass half full or half empty' illustration. I do not care if it is half full or half empty, it is probably poison, so leave it alone.

My husband, aka the Man, is an optimist, and he sees things differently than I do. And he is always saying, 'it is how you see things, as to what it will be'. It's only taken 26 years, but I see his point. We have a son (aka the Boy). And while he was growing up, he was…


Added by Susan Ferriola on April 20, 2011 at 6:39pm — 12 Comments

DKNY Vogue 1250 knit dress in 2.5 hours

This is just too much fun!

I've been working too darned hard - and decided to sneak in a new dress for myself this my Vogue patterns (see last post) arrived yesterday!

I am so fortunate to be able to not only have been taught to sew - but to have the $ TO sew,… Continue

Added by Londa Rohlfing on April 18, 2011 at 5:41pm — 4 Comments

My Soul is Fed by Needle & Thread

Simplicity 2562



Tonight I cut out these pants sans cuffs in some navy blue cotton fabric for summer.


It's been a few months since I have sewn actual garments. I have been so blue over my mom's illness and death that I just didn't have the desire to really delve…


Added by Gloria Allender on April 13, 2011 at 9:26pm — 13 Comments

Sewing newbie gets crafty

"Ever since I can remember, my mother has been trying to get me to sew. But I never wanted any of it.

She knows all the tricks. She'd lure me downstairs to her sewing room with something else, then change the subject to which fabric would work best in her quilt. Sometimes she would offer me inducements, which I'm guessing she figured would work since it proved… Continue

Added by Susan on April 11, 2011 at 12:01pm — 6 Comments

A Little Bit About The Walking Foot

A walking foot is a mechanism for feeding the fabric through a sewing machine as it is being stitched. It is most useful for sewing heavy materials where needle feed is mechanically inadequate, for spongy or cushioned materials where…


Added by Susan on April 7, 2011 at 6:30am — 7 Comments

Fleur De Lis Towel

My first post on Sew-What's-New!

I will start with my "Fleur de Lis" applique dishtowel.

I bought this waffle textured dish towel and black pot holder the last time I was at the Dollar tree.

I downloaded the fleur de lis embroidery pattern from DigiStitches, a
website I love to purchase appliques…

Added by Tara Rose on April 5, 2011 at 9:21am — 9 Comments

Featured Monthly Archives













© 2023   Created by Susan.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service