Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What is clear elastic?

I have several blouses that I purchased which have a band of this clear elastic from one shoulder to another. Why? To keep the blouse from shifting around while wearing it
I like to try out notions when they go on sale.  Sometimes they are really timesavers, can be used to customize and allow you to try out things

What's a Gathering Bodkin?

I use a safety pin to insert elastic in a seam. Then I heard about bodkins while watching a sewing program on TV.  When Joann's had a sale and notions were 60% off, I decided to try it

Monday, July 7, 2014

Sewing Machine Cover

Even though I use my sewing machine often, I don't always cover it and it gets dusty.
A simple to sew dust cover will fix that!

Monday, June 30, 2014

taking care of your cutting mat

Using a rotary cutter and self healing mat have made sewing bags, clothing and crafty stuff so much easier! But we need to take care of our mat!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Cross Body Beach Walk Bag

I walk my dog on the beach almost every day and bring a crossbody 
bag with water, plastic bags, keys and snacks, picking up beach 
glass as I go. I decided I needed to make a bigger one

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Batik Strip Table Runner

I was searching for patterns the other day and wanted to use batik fabrics. Not exactly a jelly roll quilt, this table runner pattern is rows of rectangles and squares

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

How to Make a Stitch Library

Make a stitch library as a reference to show how each looks 
and how much thread is required to complete the stitch

Monday, February 3, 2014

Covered Glass Flower Vase

I made this flower arrangement with a pave design, and placed in a square clear glass vase. Florists insert broad leaves inside the vase before arranging the flowers to hide the stems. Since I didn't have any, I thought "why not cover it with fabric?

Monday, December 23, 2013

Fabric Box

I'm madly making mug rugs with
my scrap fabric. One square didn't
turn out, so I decided to make
a fabric box out of it