A few years ago, when a good friend of mine noticed that I was doing a bit of sewing lately, he said I could "look after" an old overlock serger he has unused in storage. Not exactly sure what that is, but I heard it creates a good stitch for … [Read More...] about What is so Special About a Serger (overlock) Machine?
I've had the crocus oil pouch pdf pattern sitting in my computer for a few years now but I hadn't made it. What a shame! See, I don't use essential oils so I didn't really look at it, but I discovered that it has so many more uses than that! … [Read More...] about Delighted with the Free Crocus Oil Pouch Pattern
Look Like A Million Bucks (or Quid) My daughter lives in the UK, and we often video chat and talk while I do some sewing. We recently decided to start a project to make an "ensemble" set of bags for her daily commute to work. You know, like the … [Read More...] about Make The Lauren Bag in Red Vinyl
Over 130 Online Stores in Canada For us Canadians, it is just so much easier, faster and (usually) cheaper to order fabrics online from Canada! But I needed a good list of online fabric stores in Canada so I started one! No, I have NOT ordered … [Read More...] about Biggest List of Online Fabric Stores in Canada
How it Found Me A few months ago a sewing blogger I follow posted a pic of a bag he had made. The first comment I saw said simply, "Wait til you try the NCW". The what now? A new acronym? My interest was piqued. A few searches later and I found … [Read More...] about What the heck is the Popular NCW?
I have been collecting more thread with almost every new project. I've also benefited from having friends that don't sew (much) but offer up their threads for my collection. Subsequently, I have assembled a jumbled drawer of miscellaneous threads and … [Read More...] about How to Organize Your Thread
Looks like I'm finally getting over this flu thing and feeling sew much better. And I'm finally getting my sewing bug back! I found this rather interesting fabric that had little ridges all over it and loose black checks. It is very stretchy too. … [Read More...] about Sew Much Better
Small but mighty Wow, I just love making these little wallets by Stitchin Post! They caught my eye because of the interesting shape that seemed to show off coordinated fabrics perfectly. When I realized they also have 3 inside slip pockets, I had … [Read More...] about Little Wallets by Stitchin’ Post
In early October, I actually started thinking about our Halloween costumes ahead of schedule! After placing so many little gnomes in the garden this summer, I thought, hey, why not? We could be gnomes! And since I seemed to have … [Read More...] about Gnomes Halloween 2017