Holiday Crafts

How to Sew a Crazy Quilt Christmas Stocking

This is a great project if you want to make something one-of-a-kind! It’s a great gift idea as well. The principles behind assembling the crazy quilt fabric can be used to make anything with this fabric. In this case, we’re going to make a Christmas stocking, but you can easily continue adding onto it to make something larger like a bed quilt, tote, pillows, clothing, anything! […]

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Sewing - Basics

How to Lengthen or Shorten a Sewing Pattern

Lengthening patterns is easy to do when you have purchased a pattern from one of the more popular pattern companies such as Mccalls, Butterick, Vogue, and Simplicity, but you can use this knowledge to alter ANY pattern. […]

Sewing Tips and Tricks

How to Straighten Out a Wrinkled Sewing Pattern

Sometimes you find a pattern you REALLY like, but it never folds up like it did when you first bought it! The result? A wrinkly mess crammed in the envelope. Here I show you how to straighten those pattern pieces back out quickly and easily! […]

Sewing Clothes

Hem Chiffon or Other Delicate Fabrics

Finishing off chiffon fabric can be tricky. Anyone who has sewn with it before will probably tell you that it slips all over the place, that it snags sometimes, that it can get away from you, and that it frays badly. The focus of this particular article is on finishing the edges. […]