Saturday, September 23, 2017

Who's Sewing What?

Sew you can see and share your sewing experiences.
I'll post pictures and you can share pictures as soon as I figure out how to let you do that.


Monday, January 23, 2017

A mature sewing machine

A few good things to say about mature sewing machines.
Let's start with sturdy. I'm not trash talking the GenX or the modern millennial machines- they do rock with the bells and whistles, but, if I were to accidently drop a mature machine, most likely readjusting the tension is all I'd need to do.
Again, not trash taking the new girls, but when it comes to plowing throw through layers of denim and canvas for a variety of projects. 
I'd put my skills on the line for the well maintained mature sewing any day.


Wednesday, January 4, 2017

The Apple bed

Introducing "The Apple Bed"!
Invented it accidentally. I sat down after my last class to have a little something to eat and sat my apple on my hand warmer. Then it hit me!  If the dog can have a dog bed and the cat can use a cat bed, why not prevent bruising with an "Apple Bed"!  Handmade locally not sure about the apple?

Pick practical practice projects

I highly suggest when practicing you pick practical projects that you will use.
Like warm fuzzy fleece pajama pants. In 7 steps you can make pj's in time for bed.

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Promise yourself

As I've said, "it takes courage to sew". 
When you decide to sew, you will inevitably show your work to others. 
If that first response to your finished piece isn't met with a hip hip hurray, promise yourself you'll keep sewing anyway! They haven't realized that you've poured your soul into that piece.
 It will take them time to understand sewing and what it can do.
Wait until you can hem their jeans. 
Then you'll get some worthy praise!

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The all purpose Goodie bags

I seam to be fixated on an assortment of goody bags and their many many maker options.
Ya got yur quick bags yur satin bags, yur drawstring bags, yur ribbon tied and my favorite the cotton lined satin, double channel grosgrain ribbon tie bag.
That's a mouth full.
Anyway,  the plan is to make a variety and share them as thank yous and make them as gift packs.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Blankets for beginers

More blankets ideas to share.
Once you get started the ideas start to flow like am avalanche.  One blanket design builds on another. Before you know it boom!💥
You're in a blanket freenzy.