Category Archives: Sewing tips and tricks

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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Dinosaur

My son’s obsession with cars and trucks is (thankfully) waning. Sure I developed an appreciation for trucks; they are pretty diverse and amazing. And I learned that road construction can be a source of entertainment during long car rides. And ok, fire trucks are awesome. But despite all that, I...
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FIRST SEWING SUPPLIES! A MUST HAVE LIST!

This is the list of the basic equipment, tools and notions needed to start sewing. As you develop sewing skills, you will discover the direction you want to go with sewing. Then, upgrade and add more tools tailored to those interests.   EQUIPTMENT: Sewing Machine and Iron Your first sewing...
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WHY LEARN TO SEW? A PEP TALK!

The original mission for this site is to introduce sewing to hobbyists who may have toyed with the idea of learning to sew or teaching young adults to sew and haven’t found the motivation to start. First, what would motivate you to do anything that might be considered an unnecessary...
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WHAT GOT ME SEWING

When I was a teen, my mom would give me unlimited funds to buy fabric, yet hardly any funds for buying ready-to-wear. Like many teens, I was passionate about the current fashion, so I sewed like mad, thinking I was being ever so clever to beat her system. At the...
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