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  • How To Sew: Learn To Sew In About An Hour!

    The first sewing class I taught was in the teensy tiny back room of an artists’ co-op in Atlanta. It was mostly a storage room, if I’m telling the truth, and…

  • Fashion At The Museum

    On a recent visit to New York City, I took a trip from JFK airport to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for a celebrated exhibit: In America, an installation of American…

  • Whipstitch Podcast: Season 2 Premiere!

    I’m so excited that TODAY is the Season Two premiere of the Whipstitch podcast! Last year, I started a podcast, and thought of it as an extension of this blog.  A place…

  • Design & Sew: Make Your Dream Tee Shirt

    I have a dream where every garment in my drawer or closet is something I really love. One that sparks joy, if you will. Bonus joy if they’re handmade. It feels…

  • How To Install A Sewing Pattern Projector

    **This is a sponsored post. I was sent the VANKYO projector, unsolicited, in exchange for an unbiased review. Opinions and experience are all my own!** A few years ago I started…

  • The Queen’s Quilt: New Podcast Episode

    The Whipstitch Podcast is back! Season Two launches TODAY and a new episode will arrive every other Friday from now until June 2022, ten episodes in total this spring. I have…

  • Birthday Dress: Vogue V9311 in Floral Rayon

    This pattern has been on my to-sew list for…years. So many years. And this rayon has been lurking right behind it. But until recently, I didn’t think to put the two…

  • The How To Quilt Start-to-Finish Video Series

    After thousands of hours of work, IT’S FINALLY HERE! My How To Quilt start-to-finish series with 4K video, guiding you to make a gorgeous sampler quilt while AT THE SAME TIME…

  • Adding Tags To Handmade Clothing

    Years ago, when I was very young, my mother made clothes for me and my sisters, and she had these little embroidered tags from the fabric shop that she’d put in…

  • The Quilt of Doom: Harry Potter Quilts for Five

    I’ve had this project on my list for the past four years, even to the point of printing out the first four patterns, but never launched the ship. Today: we begin.…

  • Knitting In Progress: Picking Up Stitches

    I started this sweater more than three years ago. And I was SO EXCITED about it. And at some point, I set it down. I didn’t even remember why. I was…

  • Nautical Stripes Quilt: Pattern Tester Round-Up

    When I wrote the Nautical Stripes Quilt pattern, I sent an email asking for pattern testers, and y’all: they really came through. Get a load of these amazing sample quilts they’ve…