Sewing 101: Getting to know your sewing machine

| Sewing 101, Tutorial

So many times I hear things like “I wish I could sew” or “I have my grandmother’s machine, but I don’t know how to use it” or “One day I’ll learn.”  I’m excited to announce that today marks the start of a new series on my blog: Sewing 101. Every week I’ll have something new […] Read more…

Updated Tutorial: Simple Zippered Pouch

| Bags, Totes and Zips, Tutorial

  I’ve updated the Simple Zippered Pouch tutorial instructions.  This should clear up some confusion on the zipper instructions.  So you can make beautiful zippers like this:   Check out the full tutorial HERE. Details:: The beautiful butterfly fabric here is from Lottie Da by Heather Bailey.   Read more…

Simple Tea Bath Bags

| Tutorial

Pellon recently sent me a package of their Cheesecloth to play with.  I made these colorful little tea bath bags.  They make great little last-min presents.  They require no sewing and they are made very quickly and they even use up a few of those pretty little fabric scraps. If you’d like a downloadable version […] Read more…

Thread Block Mini Quilt

| Quilts, Tutorial

Sew Mama Sew and Aurifil had a challenge to design a mini quilt with some of Aurifil’s beautiful thread and I was lucky enough to participate. The thread is a collection of colors put together for Aurifil by Camille Roskelley — so many pretty colors! I matched my thread choices with this print from Alexander […] Read more…

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