Great Spring Cleaning Tute!

Great Spring Cleaning Tute!

Check out the fun spring cleaning dust mitt tutorial over at WeWilsons! I have piles and piles of thrift finds begging to be put to use–am loving this idea.

Continuous Bias Tape Tutorial

Continuous Bias Tape Tutorial

I’ve had some questions about how to create the continuous bias tape for the piping I mentioned in my last post. I’m re-posting a tutorial I put together last October for my other blog, Pretty Jane. My students in the Intro Sewing class all make continuous bias tape. I make it right along with them […]

Just My Luck! Charm Pack Pattern Series, Pt. 1

Just My Luck! Charm Pack Pattern Series, Pt. 1

Here I’ve been, quietly plotting a weeks-long series on Things To Do With A Fat Quarter, and Sew,Mama,Sew has beaten me to it! At times I fear I am much too much of a planner, and attempt to find perfection before going public, and then I miss the boat–you know, a visualizer when I should […]

Poor Man’s Silk Screen

Poor Man’s Silk Screen

Over at craftgrrl, there’s a fantastic screen print tutorial. A step above the freezer paper stencil, a step below a full-scale screen printing shop in your basement, it’s a great technique for embellishing tees, for designing your own fabric, for working with images. Just a cool way to do stuff. I threw together a kit […]

Tutorial: Rolled Hem Presser Foot

Tutorial: Rolled Hem Presser Foot

One of my favorite finds recently has been this: My rolled hem presser foot. This bad boy is designed to put a perfect teeny tiny hem in the edge of your fabric, right at the machine–no more pressing, then turning and pressing again, just feed it through and press & stitch all at once! Miraculous, […]