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, […]