How to sew in piping

| Sewing 101, Techniques, Tutorial

Adding piping to a seam can make a beautiful statement.  It can add an interesting splash of color to an otherwise dull seam.  I’m going to show you how easy it is to add piping to any seam.  First off lets look at some feet. The foot on the left is a zipper foot.  Most […] Read more…


Bubble T dress — A tutorial

| Apparel, For Kids, Tutorial

Bubble Skirt + T-shirt = Bubble T dress Hi everyone!  Sorry I’ve been a little MIA, but my computer was taken over by hostageware!  Ugh!  Don’t know where I got it – I’m always so careful . . . well, apparently not enough.  Goodbye Windows. . . Hello Linux! Anyhow . . . on with […] Read more…


More placemats

| For Kids, For the home, Tutorial

I made a few more of the Table Setting Placemats for a friend.  These placemats are a bit different than the first ones I made.  There’s no batting in these, just heavy craft-weight interfacing.  Also no binding. These are sewn together right sides together leaving an opening for turning at the bottom.  Trim the corners […] Read more…


Table Setting Placemat

| For Kids, For the home, Tutorial

This project I’m sharing with you today was inspired by my son.  He always wants to help with dinner, and I try to let him help wherever he can with the prep work, but while I’m doing the cooking, he likes to help by setting the table.  This placemat was designed to help little kids […] Read more…

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