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October 2012 Blog Posts (6)

Unplanned Project ~ Ottobre Cool Hippie

 Ottobre Top Saves the Evening!

Saturday October 27th, was the day for me to sew my Jacket. I've been excited to start and get this project going. I've been plague by illness during the October month, so when I began to feel better last week, I was happy.

I started to cut my interfacing (white) but ran out. Not a problem I have black one, the…


Added by Renata on October 29, 2012 at 11:52pm — 1 Comment

Reinvention: Sewing with Rescued Materials

By Laura Grace Weldon

Those of us who want to live more artfully, frugally, and with a hands-on approach tend to run up against those ever hungry monsters, Time and Money. That’s where green crafter Maya Donenfeld comes in. Her focus is on reinventing everyday materials into useful items for the family, effectively taming those monsters.

The popularity…


Added by Susan on October 29, 2012 at 7:22am — No Comments

Laybug Costume Sewing Tutorial

ladybug costume diy

I have always been fascinated with tutu dresses, the numerous strips of tulle, the translucent fabric and the ruffles and waves all feel so feminine and delicate. I could make the skirt easily but the top always stumped me, it had to match the sophistication of the tulle yet it had to comfortable and stretchy enough so little kids don't feel scratchy or uncomfortable. All those questions were answered when I saw the various tutorials with…


Added by camomma on October 25, 2012 at 1:05pm — No Comments

Simplicity 2892 ~ Green Machine Blouse

Taking October by the horn has put me in overdrive. I've completed view E of Simplicity 2892. Feeling like I could not wrap my mind around the yoke instructions. I almost gave up, it got a bit fuzzy at step 8, but made sense after a while.…


Added by Renata on October 13, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments

About TENCEL Fabric - by Lynn Lavanga

TENCEL® is a trademarked brand name the Tencel Group (now owned by Lenzing AG) gave to their lyocell fiber fabric. Lyocell is produced from the wood pulp cellulose of various hardwoods.…


Added by Susan on October 8, 2012 at 8:27pm — 1 Comment

Busy, Busy Sewing Bags!

Well I had four days off this week, and I've been busy!  Finished some bags and made  a few more!

Added by Wandie Garren Williams on October 2, 2012 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

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