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Out With the Old and In With the Older…

October 27, 2009 in General

Taking clothing from a thrift store, or even your own closet, and making it something new can be an exhilerating and exciting project.  This Halloween, take something old and make it a great old-time costume.  This dress was a basic, peach-colored, 1980s prom dress made into an 1880s gown.  By taking bits and pieces from a few sources, you can ...

by debbie

Gnome Costume

October 9, 2009 in Projects

Being a busy, working mom of two small kids, I love to use clothes that my kids already have and some other materials from around the house to make their Halloween costumes.  That's what my parents did when I was young, and that's what I do.  I made this costume with that in mind. Gnome costume in action! ...

by debbie

So Easy It’s Scary!

September 23, 2009 in Projects

This table runner will be ghoulishly fun on your table and the best part...it's so easy to make it's scary! Download Project

by debbie

Project Dress for Success Roses Update

September 15, 2009 in General

The Totally Stitchin' team took our Dress for Success rose quest to Notre Dame High School last week.  The girls from the Martha's in Training club pulled together to cut, serge and assemble roses for Dress for Success. Kendra worked with the assembly group while I manned the camera and helped some of the girls with the cutting and serging.  A ...

Sew A “Where The Wild Things Are” Hat

September 10, 2009 in General

Be the coolest kid in line at the theater this fall by sewing a SUPER CUTE hat inspired by the classic book and upcoming film, Where The Wild Things Are: The instructions are incredibly easy and I love the result! (And HOW CUTE would this be as a hooded sweatshirt? I’m sure someone is sewing that right now if it hasn't ...

by debbie

September is National Sewing Month!

September 8, 2009 in General, Projects

Help Totally Stitchin' promote economic independence for disadvantaged women through Dress For Success.  Each year, Baby Lock receives numerous donation requests from various not-for-profit organizations throughout the US.  This fall we'd love for you to join Baby Lock in creating fabric rose pins to help women "Dress for Success".  This fall, Totally Stitchin' would like to donate more than 300 ...

by debbie

That darn pattern…

July 14, 2009 in General

I recently made the cutest little purse out of some cute little Mizzou (where I am sending my daughter off to college)fabric.  It didn't go together as easily as I had hoped.  Let me share with you a couple of things I have learned during this project that may be helpful. 1.  Read the pattern instructions before beginning.  I like to read ...

by Kendra

Happy B-Day Urban Threads

June 11, 2009 in General

Urban Threads is celebrating their 1st Birthday! To celebrate the awesome community of stitchers who are helping this collection of hand and machine embroidery designs, we'll ship a package of treats to one lucky crafter. You could win: - A $50 gift certificate for Urban Threads designs - Your very own scissors-chomping Craft Bunny - A ceramic "Craft or Die" mug Enter by June 30 ...

by Kendra

Invisible Thread Tips

June 5, 2009 in General, Tips & Tricks

Invisible Thread is sometimes needed for your project, but can be tricky to work with. Here are some helpful tips when working with this unique product: - At most, slowly wind the bobbin  half-full and with less tension than normal. - For a good stitch quality, tightening your bobbin tension may be needed. - For using it in your needle, set your tension ...

by debbie

Wedding Wrap-up

May 30, 2009 in General

I hope you all enjoyed the wedding projects during the month of May.  My sister got married on April 25th of this year and the projects posted were things I had made for her wedding with the exception of the purse. (I would have made these but I ran out of time!)  Anyway, I thought I would share some things ...
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