How to use Wooly Nylon thread in a Regular Sewing Machine

I have been sewing summer skirts lately.  I have hesitated to sew knit skirts in the past because it is difficult to hem them with out having the hem look wavy or rippling. But, I found a solution...wooly nylon thread! Have you heard of it?  Today I'm going to show you how you can use it in a regular sewing machine. Let's go learn about wooly nylon...

Half Square Triangle Baby Quilt



Sometimes its fun to just sit down and sew without thinking too hard about the finished product.  That's how quilting is for me. Especially a simple quilt like this one.

Make a Half Square Triangle Quilt




Hello Sewing Friends! This is Rachel again, popping in to show you a quilt I've been working on.   I made half square triangles..... now what!? If you are anything like me, you have come across a charm pack full of a new fabric line that you love and you snatch it up, thinking of all the possibilities. Can you relate?

How to Cut out a Sewing Pattern - 4 Helpful Tips

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Hi there!  I've been sewing a lot with patterns lately... lots of pattern testing going on over here.  And can I just say that cutting out fabric with a paper pattern can be frustrating!   It's almost impossible to hold the paper down the whole time while you cut and it's tricky to pin the paper to the fabric. Inevitably the patter paper shifts  as the scissors slide under and then I've cut it wrong. Gah! Anyway today I'm going to show you how to cut out a sewing pattern using the 4 helpful tips I use to help make cutting out patterns way less frustrating.

What is a Bodkin? - The Sewing tool you never knew you needed.

 


Hello sewing friends. Today I'm here to tell you about a cool sewing tool you never knew you needed. Have you ever heard of a "bodkin"? No? Well you're in luck because today I'm going to tell you all about it and why you need one if you sew bags or clothing. 

Alien Self Portraits: Art Lessons with Grandma


Alien Self Portrait - kid art lesson - Art Lessons with Grandma
We are starting up our Sunday Art Lessons with Grandma again. I'm excited to share what we did yesterday. Grab some paper and markers and come make Alien Self Portraits with us!

Easy Paper Bunting Tutorial: Outdoor Wedding Decor

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A few years ago I hosted a Wedding Open House at the end of summer for some dear friends. It was thrown together a bit at the last minute so I needed some simple decor that would make a statement. A White Paper Bunting was the perfect solution. Let me teach you how to make one!

Garden Tiles Bag: Large Tote PDF Sewing Pattern

 

Garden Tiles Bag: Large Tote PDF Sewing Pattern by Sarah Markos - Blue Susan Makes
 Hello Sewing Friends! I am excited to announce the release of my latest PDF pattern, the Garden Tiles Bag!! It's a twist on a classic, large tote bag without the boring, boxy look. Gathered side panels give it a cute shape and those big side pockets come in so handy. You can make this!

Little Travel Zipper Pouch with Boxed Corners: Easy to Sew!


Little Travel Zipper Pouch with Boxed Corners - Free Sewing tutorial



My mom recently had her 80th birthday and I was lucky enough to be able to make quick trip to fly out and spend the weekend with her. She loves handmade gifts and she's been doing a lot of traveling lately so I sewed her up a little pouch to that's just the right size for her toothbrush, toothpaste, and floss. Come make one with me today.

3 Free Little Boy Tie patterns: Sew a tie for a Holiday!


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Halloween is on Sunday this year! 

Which means I'll be adding some Halloween fabric to our Sunday attire.  I'm sewing up fun Halloween neckties this week for my boys to wear with some left over Halloween Bats fabric. And for the girls, stitch up a cute Tie scrunchie to top off a pony tail with this Tie Scrunchie tutorial.