Holiday Preparations - Step 1

Holiday Preparations - Step 1

Easy. That is the name of the game for Holiday Season 2022. There are so many pulls and tugs in all directions. This year take a few hours and take care of you. There is nothing easier than a simple tunic length tee from fabric that says "happy holiday".
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Fun With Nuance - The Gathering Bundle

Fun With Nuance - The Gathering Bundle

What can we do with nine half yard cuts of Nuance Gradation shades? Well, a great deal! We are making a very simple quilt, pillows, and coasters. What will be left over? Not much!
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Large Cuts of Fabric - Oh My

Large Cuts of Fabric - Oh My

Not everyone has the luxury of a large cutting area or ironing area in our home sewing spaces. It can be so difficult to wash, press, fold, and cut large cuts of fabric like the 115" wide cotton - most often used for quilt backings. 

Simplification is easier than you think. 

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Let's Set the Table

Let's Set the Table

Decorating for each season is a wonderful way to show your style throughout your home. Each fall we change our decorating to bring the fall shades into our home. An easy way to decorate is - the dining room table!
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The Basic Tee - Jersey Knit

The Basic Tee - Jersey Knit

There is nothing more comfortable than the basic tee shirt. We all have them and we all wear them from time to time. 

Sewing a basic tee shirt is the perfect project for learning basic sewing skills needed when working with a stretch/jersey fabric. 

Read more for pattern suggestions, measuring recommendations, and the basics of sewing with a serger. 

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Simple Stylish Seychelles Top

Simple Stylish Seychelles Top

Do you have too many patterns that you think "might be" the perfect summer top? I definitely do. I found one top that I'm in love with and it's the Seychelles Top designed by Itch to Stitch Designs...
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Batik Linen - Simple Fabric Care

Batik Linen - Simple Fabric Care

Learn the simple steps to follow to care for your batik linen. This couldn't be easier.
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The Classic Shirt with a Twist

The Classic Shirt with a Twist

The classic shirt is one of my favorite garments to sew and to wear. Fabric selection is always a big decision for me. I try to picture the finished garment before finalizing my decision. Follow along as we share the process we took to select the fabric and how the fabric becomes our classic shirt.
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Sunflowers of Hope

Sunflowers of Hope

Join me and take the Southwind Designs Sunflower of Hope Challenge. 

 

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Let's Sew an Ironing Board Cover

Let's Sew an Ironing Board Cover

Even though it's mid-February we can start planning our spring sewing room / laundry room refresh projects! This year my goal is to create a sewing environment in my home that is organized, attractive, and functional. One of the largest objects in my sewing room is the ironing board. It better be attractive!  Read more...
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Easy Does It - With Quilted Leftovers

Easy Does It - With Quilted Leftovers

What do you do with leftover quilted fabric?  There are so many projects that come to mind. After sewing our Tamarack Jacket with a hoodie we have lots of fabric left over. One project that I've always wanted to sew is the Easy Does It accessory bag designed by ByAnnie's Patterns. Read on...
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The Wider Chenille Scarf - Wow

The Wider Chenille Scarf - Wow

Have you ever wondered how much fabric it might take to make a wider and longer chenille scarf? Or - is there a different way to make the scarf than cutting bias strips? We answered these two questions. Read on...

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