Melody Archives - Totally Stitchin

Chic Baby Blanket

May 30, 2013 in Projects

Another cute baby gift: a cuddly, reversible, bordered blanket. I wish my camera could have captured the great teal color used in this blanket because it looked really awesome in person (I also have to apologize for some of the blurry photos...they looked good on the camera)! I used a light weight corduroy and a textured fleece-like fabric (from JoAnn ...

Adult Skirt to Toddler Dress

May 14, 2013 in Projects

You know that skirt that's been in your closet that you haven't worn in years? Grab it and turn it into a dress for your toddler girl with this simple tutorial! Sew (or serge most of) this cute little dress from an adult skirt! Click here to download project instructions! And, just to make you smile:  

by Tori

Meet Amy Ellis

May 9, 2013 in Stitchin Women

Meet Amy Ellis! Although her mom (a left-handed sewer) refused to teach her to sew “backwards”, Amy Ellis still chose an unconventional quilting route.  Amy’s known for her modern quilting techniques and trendy style. In fact, she has contributed to numerous publications and has written three modern quilting books. Amy has sewn for years using the Baby Lock Melody, and now ...

Endless Possibilities, Batman!

May 8, 2013 in News

Oh, the things you can do when you sew! I feel as though it has been awhile since I've written! It may be because my husband and I just welcomed our second kiddo, Logan Parker, into the world March 28! :D My husband is a big superhero fan (we just had to see Iron Man 3 opening weekend...which, was really ...

3 Ways to Gather Fabric

February 6, 2013 in News, Tips & Tricks

If you are new to sewing  and want to learn how to gather fabric or want to check out some extra gathering tips, read on! Here are 3 detailed methods of gathering! Baste Stitching 2 Rows Zig-Zag over a Ribbon or Heavy Thread Gathering with a Serger First, we have the most common method of gathering (used more for lightweight to medium fabrics). Baste Stitching 2 ...

Variation of the Changing Table Mattress Cover

January 21, 2013 in Projects

Here is another cute variation of the Diaper Changing Table Mattress Cover! Cut a soft fabric at 14" x 29" (I used minky) and another fabric 27" x 29" (I used woven cotton...remember to preshrink before cutting if you are using a fabric that will shrink or make it big)! Also, remember your changing table mattress may be different, so, measure ...

Smooth as a Baby Lock

July 17, 2012 in Machines, News

So, I don't personally own the Melody Baby Lock sewing machine (shown above), but, I do own a few older versions of the Baby Lock Quilter's Choice (and LOVE them). The newer version of the Baby Lock Quilter's Choice looks very similar to the Baby Lock Melody (so, if I had to guess, the Melody is the newest model of that ...
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