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Sewn Throwback Thursday

October 9, 2014 in General

IMG_20140525_0003 Old photos are so fun to reminisce over, aren't they? They bring back so many meaningful moments. If I had to guess a lot of you have TBT (aka Throwback Thursday) photos of items that maybe your mom, grandma, or you yourself sewed. Sometimes, they bring back fond memories and sometimes they are just hysterical! Either way, we'd like to ...

Taking in a Beaded Garment

July 9, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Taking in a Beaded Garment This tip for taking in a beaded garment rocks! You'll want to pin it for later :) Beading is so pretty, but, if you sew a lot, you know that when it comes to taking something in that is beaded, it can be a pain! You typically have to remove the beads where you'll be taking in, breaking the strand of thread ...

The Dahlia Pillow Tutorial

January 28, 2014 in Projects

Totally Stitchin': The Dahlia Pillow Tutorial It's finally here, the how-to-make-this-pillow tutorial! For this pillow, you'll need: - A 16" x 16" square cut fabric for the pillow front (I made a 15" x 15" finished pillow...so, if you do a larger or smaller pillow, just add an inch to the width and length to cut your fabric measurements) - For a Centered Zipper (follow link to tutorial), you'll need ...

Inserting a Centered Zipper in a Pillow

January 17, 2014 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Inserting a Centered Zipper in a Pillow Zippers are a nice addition to a pillow because when the cover needs a washing, it's easy to remove, cleanse, and replace! And, they're really not that difficult! So, the picture below shows a centered zipper on the left and the pillow on the right has an invisible zipper! This tutorial is to show how to insert a centered zipper. So, ...

Project Embellishment Idea

April 11, 2013 in Tips & Tricks

IMG_0179 Embellish your serged blanket (or any project) using a Ruffling Foot on your sewing machine! It's easy to add a ruffled ribbon to your project for a unique touch, so read on to see how to accomplish this.  This can be applied using the Ruffling Foot, but can be applied with a sewing machine gathered piece of ribbon as well (or purchased pre-gathered ...

Tote-ally Quick Tote-orial

November 28, 2012 in News, Projects

IMG_1201   With Christmas right around the corner, these quick, easy, and very cute tote bags make great gifts! Personalize your tote by using cute fabric your recipient will LOVE! If you have an embroidery machine, embroider out their name on the pocket...if you don't have one just exclude this step or iron on a cute patch or stitch some cute ric-rac ...

Smooth as a Baby Lock

July 17, 2012 in Machines, News

melody 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 ...

T-Shirt Remodel into a DRESS!

July 17, 2012 in News, Tips & Tricks

tshirtremodel1 Just stumbled upon this blog tutorial this morning on how to re-sew an extra large t-shirt into a cute dress...how neat is this?! Makes for a pretty cheap dress! Follow this sewing tutorial (click "tutorial" to link over to the project) at her blog, Diary of a Mad Crafter! It looks pretty simple and she said it took her under 2 hours! Picture ...

Cute Wrist Pin Cushion How-To

July 16, 2012 in Projects

IMG_0941 I love those cute little flower wrist pin cushions and came up with the idea to make one and create a sewing class around the project as well since I teach classes from home! So, I will share this little tutorial with you!   You will need: Some fabric: 5 - 4" x 4" squares for the petals, one 4-4.5" diameter circle for ...

Cute Maternity Top Tutorial!

May 6, 2012 in General

maternity top I didn't make any maternity tops with my first (and only thus far), but, I think I might for the next in the future.This maternity top is really cute and the tutorial looks pretty straightforward and easy to sew! It is from www.made-by-rae.com, which also has some other cute tutorials as well, but you can click above or here. I love the bow ...