Book Review: The Fabric Reference Series by Julie Parker

Think back to the days when you first started sewing. Do you remember the first time you combined fabrics that behaved differently once washed – how they puckered and pulled and made a mess of your garment? Did you ever make a garment out of the wrong type of fabric? I have made more mistakes than I care to count and with the rising cost of fabric, the last thing I want to do is buy the wrong material. Worse yet, would be spending all that time making something out of the wrong fabric. Of all the things my mother Read More

10 Time Saving Sewing Tips

I love sewing and like most of you, I don’t have the time I really want to spend at my machine. Life gets busy, but that doesn’t mean we can’t make beautiful clothes, gifts and household items in what little spare time we have, though it does make it a bit more of a challenge. Here are some tips I’ve learned through the years that might help shave off some of the time it takes for you to complete a project.. A few were passed down from my paternal grandmother who was a professional seamstress and a few came from Read More

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