Category Archives: Sewing tips

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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Design a tote

This week’s basic design project is an open tote. This fashion accessory can be a design classic or created to make a statement. A beautiful fabric can be the beginning inspiration for any tote, and there are many cool trims that can be considered for a tote strap. To further...
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Freezer paper stencil, an experiment

Sometimes us crafters, just have to whip up an inspired experiment. This is a little experiment written by my niece Stephanie when she first discovered freezer paper for stenciling: I used to take a lot of photos of nature. And now these photos are sitting in a box without much...
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Taking Trends to the Max!

Its so fun to express our character with the latest trend. Here Grandma Heigl and her buddies are fans of the hat and hair trends of their day. In the 60’s, I had to have the shortest skirts. In the 70’s, had to have the widest bell bottoms and the...
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