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Super {Swim} Suits

August 5, 2016 in News

Super Swim Suits copy Hello sewing friends! Hope you are having a lovely summer! Last Halloween I made my family some superhero-inspired costumes with active/swimwear type fabric. I had enough extra fabric that, as I was pondering one day, I had a light bulb moment! Why not make Super Suits for my daughter? Super SWIM suits, that is! Keep reading for some tips and tricks for super swimwear! I traced ...

How to Thread a Baby Lock!

September 30, 2015 in News

SewAtHome_Main_Stacked Happy National Sewing Month! What a true gift sewing is; is it not?! To be able to create something from raw fabric and make it something usable, creative, beautiful, 3D is overwhelmingly rewarding...and to have the right sewing and/or embroidery machine and/or serger working with you...makes it so much more fun! And, obviously, knowing how to use that machine and ...

Super Easy Serger-Made Burp Cloth Tutorial

April 17, 2015 in Projects

cover copy This reversible burp cloth is so so so easy to make! If you missed the simple coordinating bib, see the tutorial here!   Supplies: Serger and Sewing Machine (if you don't have a serger, follow this burp cloth tutorial) 2 layers of fabric (I recommend flannel for 1 or both sides), cut to desired size (13" x 18" is what I cut mine at) All purpose ...

Serger-Made Nursing Pad Tutorial

April 3, 2015 in Projects

IMG_5768 copy If you have a serger, why buy nursing pads? They're so easy and you can make them with scrap flannel and cotton batting (or, if you don't have scraps, the materials are pretty minimal)! You can also customize to the size you'd like and the fabric you want! Supplies needed for this Nursing Pad Tutorial: Sewing Machine and Serger Two 6" square cotton ...

How to Use the Serger Elastic Foot

March 27, 2015 in Tips & Tricks

Cover Pic The Elastic foot accessory that you can get for your Baby Lock serger is...wait for it...AWESOME! Seriously, it makes applying elastic so easy! Why? It does all of the elastic pulling for you and it's so smooth and pretty when done correctly! So, I'm going to show you how to use it! I used the elastic foot on the Baby ...

Cover Hemming with the Ovation

December 29, 2014 in News, Tips & Tricks

098 Hello hello! We're going to talk Cover Hem stitching today with the Baby Lock Ovation Serger (and you can follow this tutorial with the Baby Lock Evolution, as well)! It is super convenient to have the cover stitch available on your serger! I am going to show you how to set your machine up for the Cover/Chain stitch. It takes a little ...

Using Decorative Thread with a Serger

December 9, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

085 copy Serging is so fun, isn't it?! I think it's even more fun when you can use it for more than just finishing seams! I was at a Baby Lock event and was shown how to use a heavy decorative thread and a serger cover stitch to create my own decorative stitch and design on fabric! I learned on the beautiful ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...
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