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Featured Blog Posts – July 2011 Archive (11)


To create a straight hem every time I run a straight stitch along the whole end. This works great for curves also so don't be intimidated by those curves.…

Added by Shannon on July 31, 2011 at 9:02am — No Comments

Fashionable Crafts: Works of art that are 'sew' different


Putting the normally genteel art of embroidery and lively contemporary artist Louise Gardiner in the same sentence doesn’t make much sense – until you see her quirky work.

Louise is a pioneer of her unique free machine embroidery style which involves letting your imagination and sewing machine run away…


Added by Susan on July 29, 2011 at 12:30am — 3 Comments

Nicole Mallalieu is Reaping What She Sews

To say Nicole Mallalieu is a creative type is something of an understatement. The founder of her own design company …


Added by Susan on July 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Hawaiian Blue Summer Dress - How To

This style is a very fast and easy dress to make. Its perfect for any occasion or just to wear around the house or over a bathing suit.  You can make it as long or as short as you…

Added by Shannon on July 27, 2011 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Peek-a-boo Drawstring Toy Sack Tutorial

Source: via…


Added by Susan on July 15, 2011 at 4:30am — 9 Comments

Memory Pillow - My First!

This is the one pillow I made for my niece, A memory pillow, After this was done, I could see where I could have done things differently, Yet, have to admit I did a good job!  Where my niece was so happy, she has this pillow which now sits on her bed. This is…


Added by Patricia on July 13, 2011 at 10:00am — 15 Comments

Tutorial: Setting Eyelets

Vintage Threads demonstrates how she embellishes her sewing projects using eyelets.  

You can buy eyelets (also known as grommets) at most sewing retailers in a

variety of sizes and metals, as well as colors.  

Most of the time the retailer also offers the tool needed to set the eyelets as well, it's…


Added by Susan on July 13, 2011 at 6:30am — 3 Comments

Londa's Baby Alyssa Ensemble


Added by Londa Rohlfing on July 8, 2011 at 12:00pm — 10 Comments

Baby pants and shoes


I found a free pattern for these cute baby pants and shoes on Needles and Spatula's. I made them for a special little guy that will be making his grand entrance soon. 



Added by Laurie M on July 7, 2011 at 12:00am — 10 Comments

Child's sewing machine?


Does anyone have suggestions of the best machine for a child to start learning to sew?  She is 6 but has sewn some with me and now she wants a machine for her birthday.  Some of the small machines do not have good reviews.  Please share any suggestions.  Thanks.



Added by Mary Ebert on July 6, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Paper Pieced Canadian Flag Pattern

Happy Canada day!  The center motif of this paper pieced wall hanging is based on the classic 9-patch maple leaf block turned on point and translated into a small foundation pieced block.  Click here for the pattern.  To learn how to paper piece, go to a Free Paper Piecing…


Added by Susan on July 1, 2011 at 3:30am — No Comments

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