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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 ...
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SNAP Conference Recap + GIVEAWAY

May 6, 2014 in News

Totally Stitchin': SNAP Conference Recap & Giveaway We got back from SNAP Conference just over a week ago, and I think I can speak for everyone when I say that we're just now getting back into the swing of things! Here are a few highlights: Baby Lock Sponsored the Sewing Room This year was the first year that this conference had hands-on sewing classes, and we were so honored that ...

Newsboy Hat Pattern

April 16, 2014 in News

IMG_9545 This little Newsboy Hat Pattern is adorable...I just had to share the pattern with you! You can find the pattern here; it is sold on an etsy shop called ButterflyTree. You can just buy, download, and print it...so easy! It was such a fun sew! I sewed this for my son's 6 month pictures out of a heavy corduroy I had ...

Ruffled Diaper Cover Tutorial (Part 2)

April 15, 2014 in Projects

Lyla1 Now, that your Diaper Cover Part I is almost finished we can start on the fun ruffling part! We'll use the Rolled Hem stitch on your Baby Lock Serger and then, the Ruffler Foot on your sewing machine (or you can always baste and gather)! Head on over to the National Serger Month website for Part 2 of the Ruffled Diaper ...

Ruffled Diaper Cover Tutorial (Part I)

April 14, 2014 in Projects

il_fullxfull.224340340 These are just the sweetest little ruffled bloomers! Get excited, we'll get to use bias tape, the serger, and the ruffler foot (or gathering) in this tutorial! Part 1 shows how to make the diaper cover before putting the elastic in. Part 2 will be the serging and making the ruffles, then, adding them to the diaper cover. Supplies for the ...

What is a Serger?

April 2, 2014 in News

dahlia13-copy April is National Serger Month, and to celebrate, I wanted to talk a little bit about what a serger is and does. Read on to learn more! What is a serger? Glad you asked! Sergers are overcasting machines that finish edges very quickly, very efficiently, and very evenly. They also happen to be a lot of fun...if you like to sew, you ...
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Happy National Quilting Month!

March 6, 2014 in News

Totally Stitchin': National Quilting Month March is National Quilting Month, and there are a ton of things going on to celebrate! Let's take a look at how you can participate, too: 1. Enter Baby Lock's "Built to Quilt" sweepstakes Baby Lock teamed up with American Patchwork and Quilting to bring you this awesome giveaway. Enter for your chance to win a Baby Lock Melody sewing and quilting ...