Category Archives: Sewing tips

Serger happiness: easy threading

Fear no longer: threading a serger I’ve had my serger for many years and underused it. Recent fashion projects made me determined to become serger-friendly. One reason for avoiding my serger was about threading; 4 large spools of thread for each project really put me off. One helpful tip I...
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Sew the perfect cap for shark viewing

If you are a fan of Shark shows, this is a fun sewing project to get ready for viewing. Below is a pattern for a childs’ hat. The large size fits a 20″ head. You can make this hat as is, or resize if necessary. This is an easy pattern that...
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New two piece animal sewing pattern

EASY PLUSH TO SEW “Two-piece animals” are a great introduction to sewing stuffies. Once you get a hang of sewing these two-piece babies, you can easily make many…. Just to show that you are not limited to any one fabric; each bear, cat and dog are made in fleece, minky, and flannel. The...
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Get ruffled up

Ruffles are an easy detail to add to girls fashion or doll dresses. A “finish” frequently seen on ready to wear are raw edges, a perfect finish technique for whipping up some fast and easy ruffles at home! Below are two 3/4″ wide ruffles with raw edges.   First choose a lightweight, tightly woven fabric that rips easily...
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Spring into accessories, sew a Bohemian tote.

With signs of spring, it’s time to look over our wardrobes. Consider bohemian style totes to add some flavor to your outfit combinations. Bohemian style is the ultimate in expressing yourself. Ethnic and folkloric prints, rustic textures, dangly fringes, sparkly trims and beads, all can be considered when creating a bohemian tote. An...
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