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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 ...

DIY Simple Tab Top Blackout Curtains

February 28, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': DIY Tab Top Blackout Curtains Simple tab top blackout curtains! Here we go... Supplies -To find out how much fabric you need, measure the length that you would like and add 6.5" (for the hem) then, double that amount for 2 panels. Then, add a 1/2 yard for the tabs. -For Blackout fabric, you'll need only the length of the curtain x 2 if you are doing 2 ...
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QuiltCon Here We Come

February 21, 2014 in News

Instagram_QuiltCon_Sponsor We're so excited to announce that Baby Lock is a platinum sponsor for QuiltCon 2015! The fun-filled modern quilting conference is presented by The Modern Quilt Guild, and we cannot wait to be a part of this amazing event. The event may still be a year away, but don't fret! There will be tons of fun leading up to the conference, including ...

Satin Binding Baby Blanket

February 20, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Satin Binding Baby Blanket I just recently had some sewing students request to learn how to sew satin binding onto a baby blanket...and, though I had sewn many a binding, I had never tried out the pre-made satin binding. So, I got to experiment for baby Griffin! Bah! I love it so much! There are many tutorials out there, but, here is the one I ...
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Catch Up with the Sewing Industry

February 10, 2014 in News

glitz-bundle-450_2 There seems to be a lot of things blossoming in the sewing industry, and I wanted to share a few things that have caught my eye recently. Feel free to share fun things I may have missed in the comments! 1. New Book  Modkid Summer Fun by Patty Young [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Source[/caption] American Girl and other 18-inch dolls are all the rage right ...

Batter Up Baby Shower

February 7, 2014 in News

Totally Stitchin': Batter Up Baby Shower One of my best friends and her husband are having a baby girl in one month. They are also big St. Louis Cardinal fans, so we threw them a girly STL Cardinal Baseball baby shower! We had some talented people involved to make this party a grand slam celebration (as you can see by the beautiful cake and the handmade ...