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by Tori

Fabulous Fabric

July 24, 2012 in General

I could literally spend hours on end browsing through fabric. Whether it's at my local shop or across the web, I easily get lost in the potential projects I could make with it all. Fabric with vibrant colors and interesting patterns appeal to me most, so I was immediately drawn to these collections: This Scandinavian-inspired collection by Patty Young is her ...
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by Susan G

Fun with MonogramWorks

June 15, 2012 in General, Tips & Tricks

I have many out of town friends who have been asking me to monogram items for them on my Ellure Plus. I found a way to show them samples of the fonts/options in the software I have, MonogramWorks.  I create their monogram in a variety of fonts on one screen in the program and take a picture of my computer screen.  I ...

How to Make Pleated Ribbon

May 16, 2012 in General

I've seen this cute ribbon trim at the store, but never thought to sew it on my own...check this awesome tutorial out from Threads Magazine: How to Make a Lovely Pleated Ribbon Picture from www.threadsmagazine.com.   On a similar note, has anyone ever tried the pleating foot and what did you use it for? It looks awesome!

My Biggest Sewing Bloopers

May 10, 2012 in General, Tips & Tricks

When you're first learning to sew, usually a lot of mistakes are made (and for a lot of people your patience level through it all often determines whether you'll continue sewing)...although, they still occur throughout the career of a seamstress, I'm sure, like sewing something on the wrong way, etc. Somehow, many projects bring new challenges anyway. Whether it's a ...

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 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 ...

While I’m on the subject of Swimwear…

April 5, 2012 in General

Picture and tutorial from www.danamadeit.com 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 ...

Swimsuit Sewing – Part 2

March 29, 2012 in General, Projects, Sewing supplies

  In part 1, we walked through sewing basic swimsuit bottoms using McCall Pattern 5400. For "Swimsuit Sewing - Part 2," we're going to work with the same pattern, but we're going to sew a top with McCall Pattern 5400 swim top B. In my short experience sewing swim suits with a pattern, bra cups aren't always included in the pattern instructions, ...

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: http://www.danamadeit.com/tutorials ...lots of awesome tutorials!!  

Etsy Shop?

March 1, 2012 in General

I would LOVE to check out the Totally Stitchin' community's etsy shops, aka YOUR shop!! What do you make and sell? What got you started? How have you enjoyed it so far? Post in the comments section!! Seriously, I want to check it out! Or if you have a favorite; post it! I haven't had a shop for long, but, it's kind ...

Shop for fabric online?

February 9, 2012 in Find It / Buy It, General, Sewing supplies

  Do you shop online for fabric? If so, where? I would like to sew a new swimsuit this season, so, I am currently in the market for cute print swimsuit fabric, which isn't the easiest to find! I am still early in my search, but, I stumbled upon this article I read awhile back from Threads Magazine's website (which is ...
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