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Cute Wrist Pin Cushion How-To

July 16, 2012 in Projects

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

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, which also has some other cute tutorials as well, but you can click above or here. I love the bow ...

While I’m on the subject of Swimwear…

April 5, 2012 in General

Picture and tutorial from under "Tutorials" My last 2 project blogs have been on following the process of making a 2 piece swimsuit (I hope to tackle the one piece with a built in bra next...stay posted for my April project) and as I have been studying up on some tricks and tips on swimwear, I noticed this Free Tutorial on ...

Easy Circle Skirt Tutorial by Made

March 15, 2012 in General, News, Projects

  I had a student bring this tutorial for some help on sewing it (picture above from same tutorial)! It's REALLY simple and cute and very "spinnable"!! There are instructions for kid to adult! She used one of my Baby Lock Sewing Machines to make it and the finished product turned out so pretty! Love this site in general: ...lots of awesome tutorials!!  

Swimsuit Sewing Part I

February 22, 2012 in Projects

I'm just going to admit that I am by no means an expert on making swimsuits, but I do enjoy the challenge for myself. So, it's a project I can have fun with and they don't take that long (especially after you've made a couple)! They can also be a lot cheaper!! You can use general polyester sewing thread. You'll ...

How to Pin Correctly

February 1, 2012 in News, Tips & Tricks

  When I am teaching students how to sew, I often teach, what I think is, the easier way (and what I would consider as the "correct" way) to pin. I just read this article this morning, confirming that there is a "correct" way to pin: "How to Use Pins the Right Way" from The author,Susan Khalje, explains with a number of ...

Nifty Card Table Tent

January 19, 2012 in General

Hobby Lobby had McCall patterns for 99 cents last week, so I checked out their catalog to see if there were any patterns I needed for my sewing classes (St. Charles, MO area) and I stumbled upon this tent, McCall Pattern 6369. I thought it was rather clever! The structure, or skeleton, of the tent is a regular 'ole card table! ...

Onesie Ruffles…so cute!!

January 16, 2012 in General, Tips & Tricks

One of my friends just asked me to add ruffles to a onesie and embroider 1 year on the front with my Baby Lock Esante for her daughter's first birthday. The ruffles are only on the back...such a cute idea...can't wait to make it (and make some for my own daughter for spring/summer)! Here is a link to the tutorial! ...

DIY Basic T-SHIRT QUILT Tutorial- Part 1

November 29, 2011 in Projects

How to Make a T-shirt Quilt - Part 1 In Part 1, we’ll discuss making a very basic t-shirt quilt with no sashing between t-shirts, no batting, a microfleece (or other fabric) backing, and no binding. In Part 2, we’ll discuss other options and creative touches.  Supplies: Baby Lock Sewing Machine T-shirts Lightweight Fusible Interfacing (I always get a ½ yard per t-shirt) Backing (we’ll discuss ...

by debbie

Nifty Little Travel Pillow Case

July 14, 2010 in Projects

As vacation time nears, get ready to catch some z's on those long flights or road trips. What's better, this simple but stylish pillow case is constructed of 4 fat quarters so there is no yardage to buy and minimal fabric leftover. Download this project
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