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How to use the Baby Lock Ruffling Foot!

March 1, 2013 in Videos

I just got the Baby Lock Ruffling Foot, and I am so excited to make ruffles with it! See my video below on how to use the Ruffling Foot for your Baby Lock! Take note, you do need to have your needle in the center to use this foot. Also, keep an eye out for a video on ruffling a piece of fabric while ...

Homemade Gifts are the Best!

February 21, 2013 in General

My coworkers rock! They threw me a baby shower for my little Logan, expected arrival sometime late March! The gifts they gave me were homemade! So so sweet! I thought I would share them to inspire!   I was so impressed when I saw the teddy bear, besides the fact that it is so cute and snuggly, but, I wasn't sure how ...

3 Ways to Gather Fabric

February 6, 2013 in News, Tips & Tricks

If you are new to sewing  and want to learn how to gather fabric or want to check out some extra gathering tips, read on! Here are 3 detailed methods of gathering! Baste Stitching 2 Rows Zig-Zag over a Ribbon or Heavy Thread Gathering with a Serger First, we have the most common method of gathering (used more for lightweight to medium fabrics). Baste Stitching 2 ...

Changing Table Mattress Cover

January 7, 2013 in Projects

My sister is expecting a baby boy in February and my husband and I are expecting a baby boy in March! Soooo, I've been really excited about making little boy things, getting his room ready, along with making lots of other baby things! Get ready for lots of baby tutorials, as well as, great baby shower gift ideas! Your gifts ...

2013 Projects to Look for!

January 2, 2013 in News

Happy New Year! Hope you enjoyed the holidays! Get ready for lots of new, fun projects for the year 2013 Totally Stitchin'!! My newest addition to the sewing room: The Baby Lock Evolution (a dream come true...seriously, it's awesome)! It will certainly get lots of use this year with all the fun project ideas that I have for Totally Stitchin' If you are looking ...

How to use a Rolled Hem Foot

November 18, 2012 in News, Tips & Tricks

Sew pretty rolled hems on garments and ruffles with the rolled hem foot with your Baby Lock Sewing Machine! I used three examples to show the different fabrics: Silk Chiffon, Satin, and Woven Cotton. This is a great technique to practice before performing on an actual garment. :)  First, when making rolled hems, you'll need to iron up the bottom edge about ...

Reversible Bib and Burp Cloth

October 21, 2012 in Projects

Have a baby shower coming up and looking for something cute to make for the new baby? This cute bib and burp cloth just may be your answer! The flannel is so soft and the 2 layers make for a good thickness for a burp cloth! Things you'll need: 1/2 yd. of cute flannel fabric (I chose a sparkly pastel owl fabric) 1/2 ...

How to use the Blind Hem Foot

August 29, 2012 in Projects

The blind hem foot can help produce nice blind hems quickly with some practice! If you are using a Baby Lock Sewing Machine, then, you will use foot R. You also need to locate the blind hem stitch on your sewing machine and set your machine to that (I personally like to up my stitch length to 2.5 and then, ...

More Fabric Savvy

August 6, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, General, Tips & Tricks

I know I've mentioned this book before, but, I think it is a must-have for a seamstress who works with many different fabrics! I love it; it's been so helpful! Sandra Betzina's More Fabric Savvy offers expert advice, tips, fun facts and fabric information on several different types of fabric. When I was in fashion school, it just happened to be ...

Smooth as a Baby Lock

July 17, 2012 in Machines, News

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 ...
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