Archive of ‘Sewing’ category

Sewing in a Small Space: Room Organization Ideas

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You know those beautiful pictures on the internet of huge sewing rooms with endless shelves of fabric organized by color, multiple sewing machines (each with its own purpose), and notions displayed in brightly colored, adorable handmade organizers throughout the room? Those rooms where everything has a convenient spot out in the open and nothing ever […] Read more…

Adventures of a FAB Fabric Mailer: Part 2


For those of you who read the first post on my DIY fabric mailer envelope, here is your update as promised! It made it! My lovely sister-in-law was gracious enough to email me some pictures of its condition when it arrived and it looks like it did really well. She said it had some pink markings […] Read more…

Fabric Mailer: Will it Get There? Let’s Find Out!

Notice there are two pockets: One between the outer and lining fabric which holds a piece of paper showing your mailing information and stamp, and the main pocket, which holds all the goodies you are mailing.

A few days ago I was at the post office with both of my children. Anybody who has small children knows that they are like little timers that are secretly set by someone else. You don’t know when they are going to go off. When you have an errand to run to somewhere “not that […] Read more…

Can You Feel the Tension?

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Caution: Very thinly disguised life lesson approaching. It finally happened. All this experimenting with different feet and needles, and the tension on my sewing machine was a hot mess last night as I began my new project. I remember being a music student in college and dealing with “technical” issues on my flute. My way […] Read more…

Oh, Those Nifty Knits!

I also didn't have fabric weights (note to self - get or make fabric weights) so this was tricky, but a little patience, and here are my back and front.

Learning to sew has been a series of discoveries for me. I have discovered that you don’t have to have a certain “type” of personality to want to sew. I have discovered that in some ways it is not nearly as hard as it looks and in others, it’s outrageously frustrating. I have discovered that […] Read more…

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