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Simple Everyday Tricks

Have you ever used a simple trick to do something clever? You may not always have the required tools or supplies needed to complete a task, but that shouldn’t stop you from doing it. Sometimes, you can use simple everyday tricks like the ones illustrated below to get things done efficiently. Not only will these […]

Perfect Patterns: Spring & Summer

With Spring and Summer just around the corner, we teamed up with our friends at BurdaStyle to bring you some perfect patterns for Spring and Summer! The Romantic Maxi Dress The Romantic Maxi Dress may be the highlight of this collection with its revealing sweetheart neckline, cap sleeves, and flowing full skirt. Two different florals are beautifully feminine. We […]

Hemming Jeans – Fast & Easy!

Let’s face it, everyone wears jeans (who doesn’t love Denim Fabric?). Young, old and especially anyone in between wear them for just about any occasion. Jeans are typically manufactured in very long lengths so shortening them is a common necessity. Surprisingly, jeans are one of the easiest of pants to hem. Why anyone would pay […]

Houndstooth Fabric Heaven

I keep no secret of the fact I go nuts for classic fabrics, particularly in the coat department. So as temperatures continue to drop (and after a brutal day of hurricane winds at the pumpkin patch with my niece), I’m seriously on the hunt for some timeless winter inspiration. More specifically, I have my eye […]

Sewing Sheer Fabric: How to Create a French Seam

I’ve always been drawn to the ethereal look and feel of transparent textiles, be it organza, chiffon, or a delicate rayon. They hold so much potential, from dreamy eveningwear with floating trains to sophisticated blouses layered over camisoles. But, admittedly, it takes a bold soul to bring them to a sewing machine. Since the final […]

Two Easy Tricks for Beautiful Knit Fabric Hems

When it comes to sewing with knit fabric, you either love it or hate it. Fortunately, I’m in the first camp. In fact, I learned to sew in high school using stretch fabric that I would drape and pin on myself to make my homecoming and prom dresses. And I have to say—despite my lack […]