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DIY Key Fob Tutorial

October 13, 2014 in Projects

IMG_3497 These adorable key fobs are really easy to sew! They make really great gifts, as well! Here's what you need for this key fob tutorial: 2 cut strips of fabric 15" by 2" (can be the same fabric or coordinating) 1 - 1.5" wide by 30-40" long strip of fabric (for the ruffle) 1 - 15" by 2" strip of an interfacing or I ...
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Fun Halloween Project Ideas

September 25, 2014 in Inspiration

Halloween Hexagon Table Runner Believe it or not (I'm trying to pretend like summer is still going strong...), Halloween is right around the corner, and there are so many fun and easy tutorials out there that are perfect for this time of year! Today, I'd like to share some spooktacular project ideas to help get you in the mood for some Halloween sewing. A quick story ...

Warm Lavender Aromatherapy Rice Bag Tutorial

September 12, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Warm Lavendar Aromatherapy Rice Bag Tutorial I was looking for some natural ways to relieve stress for a friend and remembered these awesome fabric tubes of warmth and relaxation. A friend of mine gave me a rice bag in college...and, I'm not sure where it went. They're so easy to make and smell so lovely! Lindsay Wilkes with The Cottage Mama has a tutorial for a ...

Aromatherapy Flower Pin Tutorial

September 11, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Aromatherapy Flower Pin I have some stressed out friends (sometimes myself included: read here) and am just starting to learn about the benefits of essential oils. Do you use essential oils? I have learned that lavender is a soothing/calming scent and have read that to calm you down or help you sleep, place a drop or 2 on the palm of your hands ...

Sew over Anxiety

September 10, 2014 in News

Totally Stitchin': Sew Over Anxiety As I talk to my friends, it turns out many of us have something awful in common from time to time...anxiety! Stupid ol' anxiety...it takes on different characteristics from person to person and how it affects each of us physically, mentally, and emotionally. It has the ability to interfere with our day to day, how we think, how we feel ...

How to Add a Corset Back to a Wedding Dress

July 24, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': How to Add a Corset Back to a Wedding Dress This is so cool! I've done a lot of bridal gown alterations and from time to time a dress is too tight or the bride just wants to replace the zipper with a corset back and they're so pretty! I used to make my own lace-ups (which, typically takes forever) until I had someone mention they had seen pre-made satin ...
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Meet Ross Sveback

July 21, 2014 in News

Totally Stitchin': Meet Ross Sveback How many times have you cursed at your ironing board or angrily pulled weeds from your garden? Do meatloaf Mondays and taco Tuesdays have you down in the dumps? If this sounds like your life, then you need a little Ross Sveback TLC. Ross is the newest member of the Baby Lock and Totally Stitchin’ communities. He will be sewing, ...

Taking in a Beaded Garment

July 9, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Taking in a Beaded Garment This tip for taking in a beaded garment rocks! You'll want to pin it for later :) Beading is so pretty, but, if you sew a lot, you know that when it comes to taking something in that is beaded, it can be a pain! You typically have to remove the beads where you'll be taking in, breaking the strand of thread ...

Simple Summer Dress Tutorial #1

June 19, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': Simple Summer Dress Tutorial This dress can be made with measurements for baby to young child (like 6 years old or so)! As my 3-year-old daughter, Olivia, only wants to wear dresses lately, I decided to whip a couple of dresses up for her benefit (and my benefit because of price (with coupons) and your benefit because I have another fun project tutorial)! This project ...

Easily Add a Ruffle Detail!

May 20, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Easily Add a Ruffle Detail All my daughter wants to wear these days are dresses...she's 3 and very opinionated! :) We went through her closet and tried on the dresses for fit because, you know, they grow so crazy fast. Some of the dresses from last year still fit, some too small, and some fit but were just too short. So, instead of buying new ...