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2013 Totally Stitchin’ Community Survey

October 28, 2013 in News

Totally Stitchin': 2013 Community Survey prize bundle SURVEY CLOSED. Thank you to everyone who participated! We will be contacting the winner of the giveaway as soon as possible. We're always working toward bringing you a better experience with Totally Stitchin', and we want to know what you think! We've put together a short survey that include questions about your sewing habits, and we would LOVE for you to ...
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New Badges

June 6, 2013 in News

300_BL_RoundProudOwnBlogBadge-07 Hey guys! I just wanted to let you know that we updated our "Badges" page with some new eye candy for you! Here's a little peek:   There are  REALLY CUTE badges that you're free to add to your blog or website, pin to Pinterest, or wherever else you want to show your Baby Lock and Totally Stitchin' love! Click here to see ...
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Notching and Clipping Hills and Valleys

June 5, 2013 in Tips & Tricks

Totally Stitchin': Hills and Valleys One of the first tips my mom shared with me when I started sewing was the importance of notching and clipping hills and valleys. It is such a simple thing to do but makes a huge difference in your finished product. It helps the fabric lay correctly when you turn it right side out. Take a look at what I ...
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The Secrets To Shirring

May 1, 2013 in Sewing Basics, Tips & Tricks

IMG_6788 After spending more time than I would like to admit, I have finally learned the secrets to shirring! I read blog after blog and tip after tip. All pointed me in a different direction and none of them gave me the scrunch that is needed in shirring. I would line everything up, think it was perfect and bam! another perfectly ...
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Meet Heather from The Sewing Loft

April 17, 2013 in News, Stitchin Women

Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft Our list of amazingly talented bloggers is constantly growing, and today we’re pleased to welcome Heather Valentine to the Totally Stitchin’ family. We love Heather’s unique style and creative spirit, and she loves “reclaiming creativity” with her Baby Lock machines. Heather does most of her sewing on the Baby Lock Ellisimo Gold, but she also has an Imagine serger and a ...
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Totally Stitchin’ Heads to the Martha Pullen School of Art Fashion

May 24, 2012 in News

School of Art Fashion Sew Beautiful Magazine presents the School of Art Fashion, July 22-29 in Huntsville, Alabama. As part of the event, Totally Stitchin’ and Deborah Moebes have partnered to teach a 4-day class, featuring two fabulously fashionable projects. The Baby Lock Totally Stitchin’ School with Deborah Moebes is designed for the sewist who finds inspiration online. Moebes is a blogger, designer, author and teacher, ...
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Tips for Patching your Favorite Jeans

January 11, 2012 in Tips & Tricks

jmo's patch pants Once I find a pair of jeans that fit right, I do almost anything to never throw them out. Luckily, this mostly involves patching holes as they spring up. Here are some tips for better patches:   When the hole is in an awkward place for something decorative or bright, I'll use a scrap of fabric cut from the hem, facing, bottom of sleeves, ...

Eco Bag

April 15, 2011 in Projects

ts-bag3 This fun bag is cute and environmental friendly! Instead of using grocery bags that harm the planet only one time, you can use this bag over and over again to bring your gorceries home. Another plus, this eco bag is incredibly easy to make! Download Project
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Add Topstitching!

November 1, 2010 in General

Topstitching is one of my favorite ways to highlight a particular area of my project -- its functional and decorative. One way to achieve great topstitcing is to use interfacing with your fabric. Interfacing provides a stable background for the stitches and helps keep the fabric from stretching. You should also use the correct presser foot, to help make accurate stitchin easy. ...
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My Trip to Baby Lock HQ

October 5, 2010 in General

A few months ago, after a reply to a Facebook post, I was invited to the Baby Lock corporate office to meet with the people behind Baby Lock. I never knew that their home office was almost in my back yard.  Upon my arrival, I hear “Gus’s Pretzels are here” (a St. Louis favorite soft pretzel stick), everyone decked out in ...