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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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New Fabric from Baby Lock Bloggers

May 22, 2015 in News

Idle Wild by Pattern Anthology for Riley Blake Designs We love being able to work with some of the best and brightest in the sewing industry, and the Baby Lock bloggers are no exception! Check out the new fabric lines from Pattern Anthology (Melly Sews and See Kate Sew) and Simple Simon. Idle Wild By Pattern Anthology for Riley Blake Designs Click here to learn more and see the entire Idle Wild ...

Advice from Fabric Designers

May 13, 2015 in News

up-and-coming-designers-program-copy Have you ever dreamed about being a fabric designer? How does a person break into the business... and is it worth it? Over the last few years, I've had the great privilege to talk about the sewing industry from creatives in the business. Today, I'd like to share some advice and highlights from these interviews on my blog Craft Buds. Here are ...
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Designer Joi’s Sewing Holiday

May 11, 2015 in News

Totally Stitchin': Designer Joi's Sewing Holiday Sewing Holiday is a premier destination boutique event with all the best aspects of sewing events combined into one; with some extra added Designer Joi flair! “If you went to a sewing event and were totally blown away, this would be the event you would want to attend,” says Joi. “I went to everyone that I knew in the industry and ...

Mother’s Day Spa Fabric Bin

May 7, 2015 in News

IMG_6031 copy To say “moms are special” is an understatement. As somewhat of a new mother (my oldest is 4), I realize truly how much goes into motherhood…how good and beautiful, but also, how trying and challenging it can be. I certainly appreciate my mom, but becoming one, myself, has brought about an even greater appreciation for her! Picture below from left ...

Celebrate National Serger Month!

April 24, 2015 in News

Serger Month logo copy Whoop whoop, it's National Serger Month! Sergers are so much fun...like, SO.MUCH.FUN! They're so fast and efficient, and they give such a professional look! Baby Lock sergers with Jet-air Threading™ or ExtroidinAir™ make them even more awesome, making threading a breeze! Don't know what a serger is? Check out this post! Sergers are very practical when it comes to finishing ...
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National Serger Month and a Survey

April 3, 2015 in News

Totally Stitchin' 2015 Survey Hey guys! I'm just popping in really quickly to let you know about a couple things. First, April is National Serger Month! You may have noticed that Stephanie has been posting some really awesome serger tips and projects, which she will continue all month. Be sure to check the "National Serger Month" tag for our serger-related posts! Not only is there lots ...

Cover Hemming with the Ovation

December 29, 2014 in News, Tips & Tricks

098 Hello hello! We're going to talk Cover Hem stitching today with the Baby Lock Ovation Serger (and you can follow this tutorial with the Baby Lock Evolution, as well)! It is super convenient to have the cover stitch available on your serger! I am going to show you how to set your machine up for the Cover/Chain stitch. It takes a little ...
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Choosing a Sewing Machine Needle

November 24, 2014 in News

Sewing Machine Needle Selector For some of us newer sewists, it can feel like a never ending battle trying to choose the correct sewing machine needle for a project. Well, the sewing gods must have known we needed a little extra help in this area. Lay your eyes on this beautifully comprehensive infographic from Sewing Parts Online! Click on the image above for even more sewing ...
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