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Merry Christmas

December 25, 2015 in News

Baby Lock Christmas Merry Christmas to our beloved Totally Stitchin' community! May your holiday be filled with laughter, happiness, and maybe a little sewing, too.
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On the Go Bags + a Giveaway

October 23, 2015 in News

On-the-Go-Baby-Lock-Rachel-Giveaway-Long We are so excited to team up with Baby Lock designer Lindsay Conner of Lindsay Sews and Janelle MacKay of Emmaline Bags for a huge giveaway to celebrate their new book, which hits bookstores this winter! Enter to win a Baby Lock Rachel sewing machine ($799 value), a signed copy of "On the Go Bags" by Lindsay Conner and Janelle MacKay, ...

How to Thread a Baby Lock!

September 30, 2015 in News

SewAtHome_Main_Stacked Happy National Sewing Month! What a true gift sewing is; is it not?! To be able to create something from raw fabric and make it something usable, creative, beautiful, 3D is overwhelmingly rewarding...and to have the right sewing and/or embroidery machine and/or serger working with you...makes it so much more fun! And, obviously, knowing how to use that machine and ...
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Teach the One 2 Sew: Evy from A Bit of Stitch

September 24, 2015 in News

Totally Stitchin': Teach the One 2 Sew Our last guest post for Teach the One 2 Sew comes from Evy Hawkins of A Bit of Stitch. Today, she's sharing her learning-to-sew journey and how a special woman encouraged her along the way. I realized while thinking about this story telling invitation that I couldn’t remember ever not sewing. My earliest sewing memory is the awful trouble I got ...
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Teach the One 2 Sew: Susan from Springs Creative

September 17, 2015 in News

Totally Stitchin': Teach the One 2 Sew with Simple Simon & Co. Another week during National Sewing Month means another guest post for Teach the One 2 Sew! Today we have Susan from Springs Creative sharing a little about her sewing experience. Take it away Susan! I came from a family where the women all knew how to sew, crochet, knit and quilt. I had a needle and thread in my hand as ...

National Sewing Month with The Sewing Loft

September 16, 2015 in News

sewing-series1-e1345035699483 With September being National Sewing Month, The Sewing Loft is celebrating everything sewing with a month long series. This year's theme is Scraps-- with posts on how to store scraps, how to arrange scraps, and how to use them up. Not only will Heather  be sharing her sewing expertise, a fabulous line-up of guests will be joining to share their wonderful ...
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Teach the One 2 Sew: Jina from Riley Blake Designs

September 10, 2015 in News

Totally Stitchin': Teach the One 2 Sew This week's guest post for Teach the One 2 Sew comes from Jina Barney of Riley Blake Designs! Keep reading to see how sewing has touched her life and how she was able to share that love of sewing with others. Many years ago I had a friend share with me that she was diagnosed with cancer. Her last wish was ...
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Introducing Teach the One 2 Sew

September 1, 2015 in News

Totally Stitchin': Teach the One 2 Sew with Simple Simon & Co. Did you know that September is National Sewing Month? We are celebrating in a BIG way! Baby Lock has partnered with the ladies from Simple Simon & Co. to bring you Teach the One 2 Sew, a program designed to encourage you, as sewers, to teach just one person to sew. Imagine how many people would be sewing if we ...

How to Get Your Craft Book Published: Advice from Authors

August 14, 2015 in News

Anna Maria Horner If you've ever wanted to write a craft book, I've gathered some great advice from publishers, as well as some words of wisdom from successful authors! Read on for tips on how to break into the publishing business, and decide if writing a craft book is right for you.   Do you have any tips for someone else who is wanting to ...

How to Write a Craft Book: Insider Tips from Publishers

July 17, 2015 in News

Jenny-Wilding-Cardon Have you ever dreamed of writing a book? I started my career as a travel guide editor, and working in the publishing business gave me the itch to write a book of my own. In fact, I pitched several book ideas to a publisher before discovering my niche in the industry. In 2013, I wrote my first sewing book with ...
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