Techniques

Sewing 101: Sew a perfect corner

| Sewing 101, Techniques, Tutorial

Once you’ve mastered sewing a straight line, learning how to sew a perfect corner is the next step.  It’s really easy. Sew along your fabric and stop the same distance as your seam allowance away from the edge.  Here I was using a 1/4″ seam so I stopped 1/4″ from the end.  Make sure your […] Read more…

Sewing 101: Sew a straight line

| Sewing 101, Techniques, Tutorial

Sewing straight lines is crucial for making your projects look professional.  It’s an important first step to master and it is much easier than you think.   First off, let’s talk about what a seam allowance is.  A seam allowance is the distance your pattern gives from the edge of your fabric to where the […] Read more…

Transferring your Patterns

| Sewing 101, Techniques, Tutorial

If you’re like me, you’ve got a collection of books with pattern pages or expensive patterns with multiple sizes and you don’t want to cut into them directly.  Some pattern pages in books even have overlapping pattern pieces and so pattern transfer is necessary.  There is an easy, inexpensive way to transfer them and keep […] Read more…

Leif Erikson Day

| Apparel, Holidays, Techniques

Today is Leif Erikson Day.  In honor of the explorer Leif Erikson and my Scandinavian roots, I thought a viking inspired shirt for Connor should be in order.  Don’t get excited it’s not the Vikings (as in the football team), it’s a more traditional viking ship (and definitely no purple and yellow). I used the […] Read more…

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