Category Archives: Sewing tips

Sewing in borrowed space and small time pockets

For much of my sewing lifespan I had to work in small “borrowed” spaces and “found” time. I totally understand how time and space limitations can interfere with a desire to sew. When space is precious, a solution can be fold up furniture with wheels, cabinets with doors, and labeled...
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Sew in the raw

Raw edges continue to show up on ready to wear fashion details and finishes. Sewing raw edge fashions is a shortcut technique that works with the correct fabric choices or cutting on the bias. Raw edge finishes are great for quick sew up dresses such as the one shown below. With this...
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Easy or super speed sewing: what do you prefer?

Are you looking for easy sewing or super sonic quickie sewing? Our flag project posts are examples of what can make a huge difference in sewing time. The difference in sewing time is the way the edges are finished. After posting the easy party flags it haunted me that there...
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Sew something for your guy!

There are so many novelty prints with sports or nature themes that would make your favorite guy smile. His interests can inspire a design for  lounge pants or a pillowcase. Even a cozy flannel plaid would be great to cuddle up with....
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Fabric: A touchy feely experience

When you go shopping, touch everything! Pay attention to the weight, drape, and texture of anything made with fabric. When at the sewing store stroll around and check out all categories of fabrics. What are you drawn to? Sparkly and sheer? Fun cotton prints? Dramatic textured upholstery fabrics? Fleece? Let...
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