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by Stacey

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 ...

by Kendra

Dog Kennel Decor

August 11, 2010 in Projects

Have an unsightly kennel in your house? Create a cute and functional kennel cover for man's best friend that you'll both love! Download this project

by Kendra

YouTube, Home of Vintage Commercials

July 19, 2010 in General

While tooling around on YouTube the other day, I ran across this vintage Singer video. It's hard to believe that "back in the day" there were door-to-door sewing machine salesmen! Oh yeah, replace Singer with Baby Lock -- no longer door-to-door, but still offering great classes and amazing independent retailers that will actually take the time to teach you how to ...

by Kendra

Cute, Simple Dresses for Little Girls!

July 12, 2010 in General, Projects, Videos

In this short video, Nancy Zieman will sho you the steps to making a simple summer dress for a little girl. It's sew easy -- you'll want to make several!

by Kendra

Sewing with a Double Needle

June 17, 2010 in General, Videos

Double needles are great for decorative stitching, hemming, and heirloom sewing. In this short video: - Learn what size double needle Nancy Zieman recommends for heirloom sewing, hemming, and decorative stitching - Watch Nancy demonstrate how easy it is to thread your machine for use with a double needle - See a quick demonstration on how to stitch a perfect double stitch hem ...

by Kendra

Perfect, No Hassle Buttonholes!

May 24, 2010 in General, Tips & Tricks

Alright all you garment sewers, this post is for you! Creating evenly spaced, perfect buttonholes can be a challenge (so I hear). But, after watching Nancy Zieman's technique video, I'm suddenly inpired to bust out that jacket pattern I stashed away and give it a try! You can get all the notions shown in the video at Nancy's Notions.

by Kendra

Edible Sewing Machines

May 17, 2010 in General

Alright, we love to sew, but what are some of our other hobbies? If you're like me, then you love to bake and watch those ultimate cake shows (which are awesome -- 600 lbs of cake, 6 ft tall, moving parts, what's not to love?!). Recently Threads Magazine wrote an article about sewing machine inspired cakes -- too cool! Alright, so none ...

by Kendra

Quick Fleece Blanket

May 10, 2010 in General, Videos

I love quick and simple gift ideas that are perfect for people of all ages. A quick fleece blanket is just one project that fits what I'm looking for. Watch as Nancy Zieman takes you through the steps to create these quick no-sew or low-sew blankets. In just five minutes she shows you three different techniques from simple to supper simple! ...

by Kendra


May 8, 2010 in Glossary

Fastener consisting of two rows of metal, plastic, or nylon teeth on strips of twill tao and a slide that draws the teeth together to close an opening.

by Kendra

Mother’s Day Freebie!

May 4, 2010 in General

There's still time to stitch something special for Mother's Day! What are you doing to tell the motherly types in your life how much they rock? Urban Threads has released a sweet FREE design for hand and machine embroidery that exposes her true identity ... as a superhero! This cute design comes in "Mom" and "Mum" variations to suit whatever ...
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