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Sew For the Body You Have

Sew For the Body You Have
Don't wait until you reach some magical "goal" to sew for yourself. Do it now.

Thoughts on Naughty Bobbin Patterns Presto Popover Top and Other Things

Thoughts on Naughty Bobbin Patterns Presto Popover Top and Other Things
Thoughts on sewing fails, new fabrics, and a new to me pattern.

What Sewing Things Did Santa Bring?

What Sewing Things Did Santa Bring?
I got sewing socks in my stocking, and a brand new Juki from Santa!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays!

Make the Lining First

Make the Lining First
Pattern instructions usually have you sew the outer garment shell first, then the lining. I've found it works better to reverse that order, and here's why.

Thoughts on Butterick B6494 Top

Thoughts on Butterick B6494 Top
A quick, easy, and cute top pattern!

Ideas for Holiday Sewing Gifts

Ideas for Holiday Sewing Gifts
Ideas from Ann on gifts for the sewing enthusiasts in your life. Feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be asking what you want!

Thoughts on Sewing Life Issue #1 Trench Coat

Thoughts on Sewing Life Issue #1 Trench Coat
I made myself a fabulous evening trench coat!

Inside a Burberry Trench

Inside a Burberry Trench
A look inside (and outside, and all around) the classic Burberry trench coat.

Tips for Working with Sequins

Tips for Working with Sequins
Tis the season! This year, it seems like sequins are everywhere. I don’t work too often with sequined fabrics; my lifestyle doesn’t call for them w...

We Have Winners!!!

We Have Winners!!!
Thank you to those who took part in the drawing for a $50 gift certificate. The random number generator did its job and the winners are: Blanca an...

Clip the Selvages Before Laying Out Your Pattern

Clip the Selvages Before Laying Out Your Pattern
As I was cutting a length of shirting fabric for a customer yesterday, I was reminded of a tip I learned from Susan Khalje. Often, woven fabrics ha...