December 3, 2013 in Projects
If you've followed any of my posts, you may be able to tell that I am obsessed with ruffles...so, when it came time for a bed skirt for my daughter's bed...I ruffled it! This tutorial is for a standard twin bed. (For more ruffling tutorials: Comforter, Sassy Ruffled Tree Skirt, Ruffled/Gathered Table Runner)
9 yards of fabric to ruffle/gather
Just over 2 yards ...
November 13, 2013 in Tips & Tricks
So, you've gotten to the part in the pattern where it says to understitch. What is understitching? Glad you asked! Understitching is when you sew the lining only to the seam allowance. It's typically at the neckline and armholes, but, not limited to that. It's essential purpose is to keep the lining rolled back behind the outer fabric so that ...
November 5, 2013 in Projects
Several months ago, when I was pregnant with my son and we were moving my 2 year old to a big girl bed, I just wanted to purchase a bedroom set for her. After relentlessly searching for the bedroom set that was absolutely adorable for the right price, we found what we loved and purchased it from a fairly nice ...
November 1, 2013 in News, Projects
Happy Holidays! What a beautiful time of year!!
Follow this fun tutorial to make a Ruffled Tree Skirt to sass up your tree!
See more Holiday tutorials with Baby Lock's Gift Guide!
We'll turn this circle into the above picture using...
A Baby Lock Serger (super fun),
And, a Baby Lock Ruffler Foot (super fun),
And, a Baby Lock Sewing Machine (also, super fun) with your general purpose ...
October 8, 2013 in Giveaways
Today, I am excited to share that Baby Lock and BurdaStyle have partnered up for a SPOOKtacular Halloween costume contest!
Here's how it works: submit a photo of your costume from now through November 1st, then come back after Halloween and vote for your favorite entry. The Grand Prize Winner will receive the Baby Lock Rachel sewing machine!
Head over to BurdaStyle's ...
September 30, 2013 in Tips & Tricks
While working on curtains with my mom this past weekend, she shared a little tip to snip and rip fabric to create a straight edge. So, I thought I would pass it along!
I had six yards of fabric and I wanted two 85" panels. I kept measuring and pinning only to find that my measuring (or my pinning) wasn't accurate and no where ...
September 26, 2013 in Projects
Follow this simple tutorial to make a cute trimmed pillowcase!
One yard of fabric (if you are a beginner, I wouldn't recommend anything stretchy)
45" of 1.5" wide ribbon (grosgrain or satin recommended; no wire)
And your Baby Lock sewing machine. :D
Leave your fabric on the fold as it came off the bolt (iron if necessary, or if your selvages are really ...
September 18, 2013 in Projects
Its that time of year again. The pools close, the house is quiet (at least, quietER), and my youngest is ready to start preschool. Of course he wants to be like his big brothers and have his own school bag. And he should have one, you know, to hold his one scribbled paper that I will proudly display on my ...
September 17, 2013 in Projects
I am re-doing my daughter's "big girl" room and really excited with how it is all turning out! Follow along with my next several tutorials in the coming weeks because I am going to show you how to make a complete bedroom set. We'll be making a valance, curtains, a comforter blanket, bed skirt, a pillow sham or 2, some ...