Ten items to make for your autumn wardrobe! In Ohio, the fall is a great time to wear those light sweaters, cardigans, jeans, leggings, sweater dresses and lightweight hoodies. It's the time where the days are warm but the nights cool off to almost chilly! But it's the best time of year to wear those staple layering garments. I love my jeans and a tee...Read on my friend!
Tutorial - Beginner Project - Infinity Scarf Infinity Scarves are all the rage these days, layers during the winter provide warmth and comfort. But did you know instead of paying those prices you can make one for more than half the cost and your favorite fabrics! We will walk through the process to build a simple tube scarf from a rayon fabric. This process will...Read on my friend!
Ten Garment Patterns for Beginner Seamsters If you are just getting started with garment construction, this post will be a reference for you during your creative journey. However, these patterns are in no particular order; but they are all patterns that will help you hone your skills along the way. I am giving you my top ten.. (actually a few more) to help you start sewing garments with confidence! Purl Soho - City...Read on my friend!
All About Fabrics! We all love fabric, or we wouldn’t be sewing. This post will help you with some of your fabric care and prep. Prep [caption id="attachment_797" align="alignright" width="483"] Sewing 101 - Fabric Prep[/caption] Wash your fabric especially if you make garments! It is a hassle yes, but doing this right after you bring it home will help you when you go to sew,...Read on my friend!
Sencha by Colette Colette patterns are great for the vintage seamstress, I made this top in the spring of 2014. This pattern is fun and has fantastic instructions, it is a great pattern to help increase your technical skills. I would highly recommend this pattern if you feel comfortable with darts, facings, and buttons. If not, practice a little, maybe make a Washi Dress by Made by...Read on my friend!
Essential Sewing Kit A sewing kit an essential item when learning to sew, it’s great to start a super basic sewing kit. You can always add to this list, bringing in tools that will help you save time. But to get you started, we will go over the necessary items, and then I will be sharing some of my favorite tools. Sewing Kit Essentials A ...Read on my friend!
Sewing Terms Sewing terms or vocabulary is key to becoming a successful sewist! Names can be confusing and challenging, especially when you are not sure their definition. It is helpful to know the definitions of a particular skill or technique. First, I am going to help you define common terms that you will see them pop-up in most patterns, online tutorials or a class. It...Read on my friend!
Muslin who, what, when, where and why Do you make a muslin before cutting into your favorite bit of fabric? Are you comfortable just winging it and hoping it fits? This post is all about muslin, what it is, why we use it, when to use it. With more indie patterns being released, we need to talk about sizing and fit issues that may arise....Read on my friend!