Headaches get me down. I can’t be alone on this, who likes a headache? Sometimes I headache is deserved, like when you drink a crate of champagne at your cousin’s wedding. Sometimes a headache is not deserved, like when you endure an extreme heat wave and then accidentally break all the links on your blog. [...]
Sew a ribbon onto a triangle and voila! You have an adorable hair accessory. This is a great use of fabric scraps or vintage handkerchiefs. There’s a fabric scrap version and vintage handkerchief version. The fabric scrap version takes a bit longer, but has the advantage of matching an adorable skirt you’ve made. Both version are pretty darn quick and east. Let’s get sewing!
You want to know what I hate? Well, I am going to tell you anyway. Shorts. I hate shorts. My patience for shorts extends only to the following: an extremely old pair of cut offs for gardening or camping a ratty pair of sweat pant shorts for warm weather house cleaning and cooking Neither option [...]
Have you ever stumbled across a darling sewing pattern that calls for the use of elastic sewing thread? Does it have you stumped and roadblocked? What is it, why would you want to use it and how the heck would you go about it? Elastic thread is just that. You wind a bobbin full of [...]
It’s baby shower season. I know this because we’re booked for birthday parties every week from now until July. Sure it’s simple to find a baby shower gift in a big box store but I promise a new mom to be will love a homemade present more. Pre-made baby blankets tend to be thin and [...]
I’ve made some mistakes, I admit it. And when it comes to sewing, my mistake quota is off the charts. Please learn from what I’ve done wrong. Please. Measure twice before cutting. Four times is better. Take the time to press well. Use the seam ripper, often. In the case of clipping inside seams, check [...]
Friends, start your sewing machines. And your irons.
Are you ready? Let’s go. Today’s lesson is placemats, napkins and table runners, same technique for each just the size is different. I am making 18′ x 13′ placemats in these pictures.