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Free Embroidered Bird Bookmark Project

We’re continuing our national embroidery month celebration today with a super cute stitched bird bookmark designed by Aimee Davis for Sew It All, Vol 10, perfect for the book lover in your life. Grab these free bookmark sewing instructions and the free bird embroidery design below and make a bird bookmark today! (Love those cute mini…

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Heart Pincushion Project With Free Pattern

Cross Your Heart Pincushion Project What better time than February to stitch up a heart shaped pincushion. Follow this quick and easy tutorial to make one for yourself and a sewing buddy or two. Download the heart pattern. WHAT YOU’LL NEED • 1⁄4 yard of red print fabric (fabric A) • Two 4”-squares of contrasting…

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Learning To Sew *Slow* For 2017!

The Learning Never Stops I have been working on a wool cape going on two years now. Last weekend I made a date with Marni, my sewing buddy. She is an excellent seamstress and knows the ‘old school’ sewing tricks. I brought my cape over with the full intention of me doing all the work.…

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Open Now For Easy Holiday Sewing!

December Sewing December and the holidays are here. Are you ready? I know I’m not. I would love to keep my sanity in tact this year by keeping it low key.  Do you have a favorite holiday project that is a good, old reliable stand-by for family or friends? I collect easy projects and put…

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Open Now for Easy Holiday Sewing!

December Sewing December and the holidays are here. Are you ready? I know I’m not. I would love to keep my sanity in tact this year by keeping it low key.  Do you have a favorite holiday project that is a good, old reliable stand-by for family or friends? I collect easy projects and put…

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Ready For A Sewing Challenge?

Couture Techniques  for Everyday I like to sew with silk, but, as you can imagine, such a fussy fabric can be a bear to work with. Every type of silk can behave differently. Some silks I have no problem with, others like silk crepe de chine and silk twill can give me nightmares. I made…

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September Sewing! We Have New Inspiration For You!

Sewing & The Pursuit Of Inspiration By now you’ve probably learned that September is National Sewing Month. September for me is a time when I turn my attentions to fall sewing. I love to look through pattern books, magazines and sewing blogs for inspiration. This year there is plenty of it. From top indie designers,…

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Snap Out Of A Sewing Slump

The Sewing Doldrums I’m afraid I’ve hit a bit of a low-pressure zone in my sewing. My sewing super powers are being weakened by humidity, heat and end of summer busyness. And, did I mention the heat? When there is a bit of time to sew, all I want to do is find a cool…

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A Sewing Vacation or A Vacation From Sewing

Dog Days of Summer Are Coming It’s not even July and already this summer looks to be a long, hot one. The other day I had to hem yards and yards of satin and cotton for a dress and a skirt. Sitting upstairs in a hot stuffy room I felt a bit like Mr. Rochester’s…

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Thursday Sewing Inspiration: Spring!

April is one of my favorite months. Mainly because some very special people are born on this month (me!) and spring is here (or will be soon). In Colorado spring can be tempestuous at best. Just last week we had the year’s biggest snowstorm. Schools were closed, our office closed, power outages everywhere, city was…