Vintage Sewing Machine Transformations

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A few months ago, I shared an amazing vintage sewing machine transformation on Facebook (the polka dot one at the end of this list), and boy did it get a response! I have 2 vintage beauties myself and would probably not have the courage to paint them without fear of retribution from my elders, ha! But, still, in a modern, artistic sort of way, these "redos" are amazingly creative, even awe … [Read more...]

Help! My Fabric Stash is Out of Hand

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Okay, so, you like fabric...a lot. So do I. The colors, the textures, the patterns can all be intoxicating, especially when we see those pretty projects created with the latest design release. So we buy, and then we buy some more. Coupon codes, discounts, super sales and the like make it super easy to stock up. Unfortunately, the reality is when our fabric stash get "out of hand", there aren't … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ideas Sewing Room

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. When you spend as much time in your sewing room as I do, having a space that is functional is really important. For me this means having organizational tools that make my sewing experience a pleasant one. Here's a list of 5 of my "must have" items for any sewing room. Simple Sewing Room Ideas   1. Tape measure … [Read more...]

Our Four-Legged Sewing Friends

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Our four-legged sewing friends are filled with curiosity and a seemingly endless fascination with the whirl of the sewing needle, hum of the motor, and foot peddle action. They are not only our best friends, but our pets have a way of making even sewing time extra special. I thought I'd take a fun look at our furry friends in our sewing spaces. (If animals could talk, ha!) Our Four Legged … [Read more...]

PDF Storage Solution Ideas For Patterns

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Digital Patterns have made it super easy to load up on patterns you love without worrying about physical storage (until you print the pattern out). While this convenience makes it easier to create an enviable library of sewing patterns, it's also a good way to clog up your hard drive. In this post, I take a look at the … [Read more...]

10 Must Have Sewing Tools For Your Studio

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's pretty safe to say that our sewing machines are by far the hardest working tool in our workspace but what about the little gadgets? These little guys can improve our sewing experience, shave down our cutting time and ultimately make us look like ROCK STARS! Here are my top 10 must have sewing tools for your … [Read more...]

Hidden Storage Compartment Quick Tip

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Does the hidden storage compartment on your sewing machine look like a tangled mess of bobbin threads, needles and pins? Or maybe it's littered with loose presser feet and lint fibers. Mine used to be filled with extra buttons, straight pins, dull needles and bobbins before I discovered this little trick. Like many BabyLock sewing machines, my Destiny came with this cool little treasure … [Read more...]

My Sewing Plan for 2016

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Each year I vow to spend more time with my girls, laugh a little louder and smile more often but this year, I'm adding something new. Well correction, I am actually determined to take something off my plate.... My computer! Welcome to my Sewing Plan My motto for 2016 will be - What that means in a nutshell is less time sitting in front of my computer and more time here. Sitting … [Read more...]

When do you sew? Plus, free printable

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When Do You Sew?   Sewing can be very personal, private and therapeutic, but finding the perfect time to enjoy this respite can be a challenge. Many of my friends and followers have figured out how to fit sewing time into their schedules in  a way that works for their unique circumstances. I knew they would have lots of creative ideas on how to fit it in, so I posted a simple question … [Read more...]