Friday, May 29, 2015

Facings - A Primer for Finishing

Perhaps dread is too strong of a term but when it comes to facings, avoidance is usually the route many a seamstress take. In reality, facings do not have to be such a hurdle and the difference between a faced neckline or armhole and one that is folded over and stitched is like night and day. Take pride in your garment by seeing to the details all the way to the end. You will wear your garment proudly. 

A Primer for Facings

Print this easy to follow primer (Download Here) and keep it in your sewing area as a reference.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Free Pattern - Felt Poncho - Uniquely You!

Easy to Sew Felt Poncho

Get ready to make the scene with this hip 1970's poncho. Make it unique. Make it YOU! You choose the colors. You can even alter the shapes to customize this easy sew, easy wear spring or fall pullover poncho. Make it in felt. Make it in fleece. Or make it in heavy blanket weight wool for cold winter days. Instructions print on an 8.5" x 11" sheet of paper. Download HERE.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Felt Needle Books - Gifts for Those Who Sew

Felt Needle Cases
Needle books made of felt are travel ready or just a handy and whimsical holder for sewing needles. These are small, quick and easy and made from scraps of left-over felt and floss or yarn. Choose a butterfly, turtle, fish or bird. Great gifts for those who sew. Add one to a May basket. How about a needle book used in place of a bow on your gift to Mom on Mothers' Day? No matter how you give these they will always be treasured. Download instructions HERE.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Scrap Busting - Patchwork Potholders - Easy Last Minute Gifts to Make

Patchwork Potholders

Double duty scrap busting never looked so good. Use those bits to make this patchwork potholder. No quilting experience required. Create a shabby chic, country cottage gift for Mom with these easy to follow instructions. Download HERE.