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Let’s Celebrate National Serger Month 2017

April 7, 2017 in News

Welcome back sewing friends! April is National Serger Month to kick off this 'serge'tastic month I wanted to share a few great resources for serging knowledge, fun, and 'sew' much more. Over at nationalsergermonth.org you can find many resources to learn more about serging. Be sure check out the Projects page  for lots of creative inspiration from apparel to quilting to home decor and more. My ...

Sweet Little Swimsuit Pattern Tutorial

March 30, 2017 in News, Projects

SUMMER!! It's just around the corner! The warmth, the events, the pool, the fun, the memories...many in the great outdoors. So, why not make a sweet baby swimsuit for the wee one in your life in anticipation for summer and in honor of National Serger Month?!?! You don't have to look at too many of my tutorials to see how much ...

Super {Swim} Suits

August 5, 2016 in News

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...
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