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Blind Stitch | Sewing Term

  This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love.  Blind stitch - noun   a type of stitch made by hand or sewing machine designed to be nearly invisible on the finished sewn item You can hand stitch a blind stitch or sew it on a machine. The key element to a blind stitch is to keep your stitches from showing on the right side of the item. … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ideas Sewing Room

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

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...]

Scrappy Pincushion

This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use. It's no secret that I covet every last inch of my fabric stash and save all my scraps but what's a girl to do with all those small bits?? Well, I like to transform them into something useable and today's project is perfect.... meet the scrappy pincushion. Since the construction is extremely simple, it stitches together … [Read more...]

25 UFO Projects for You

Spring cleaning is more than house chores for me. Instead, it means that I need to clear out my UFO's and turn them into something usable. Now, that doesn't mean that I have to finished the original project. Instead, I like to challenge myself to create something totally different and completely useable.  To help you do the same, I've put together a bunch of free patterns from my archives in … [Read more...]

Making the Ultimate Travel Bag

This post contains affiliate links to products that I own, use and love. Whenever I travel, I always find myself scanning the crowd in hopes to find a few good handmade bags. Then when I find one I instantly become intrigued and want to learn more about the person carrying it. Who are they, where are they heading and where did they find the pattern! I know, it's strange and I'm sure they … [Read more...]

Tailor’s Ham | Sewing Tool

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Tailor’s Ham noun A tightly stuffed pillow used as a curved mold when pressing curved areas of clothing, such as darts, sleeves, cuffs, collars or waistlines. Pressing on a curved form allows a garment to better fit the body contours. To accommodate tapering or garments of different sizes, it has roughly the shape of a … [Read more...]

11 Nonconventional Sewing Tools

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. I think it's pretty safe to say that we often pick up standard sewing tools while fabric shopping at our favorite sewing stores but what about the nonconventional sewing tools? These out of the box tools are inexpensive to pick up and will work magic on your next sewing project.   Nonconventional Sewing … [Read more...]

Dreamy Star Quilt Block | Block 3 Starry Night Quilt

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. It's time for the next installment of our 2016 Block of the Month Sew Along. This month we are stitching up the Dream Star Quilt Block, unit 3. I love how the swirl of half square triangles makes my head spin.  This block is all about lining up those points! This is one of those blocks that will look good in any … [Read more...]