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  • How To Preshrink Fabric For Sewing

    I took advantage of some Black Friday sales to make purchases for fabric I know I’ll need in the New Year. Wanna see? This amazing organic twill is from District Fabric…

  • Christmas Sewing Deadline: Handmade Pajamas

    As our kids get older, some traditions we’ve held close to our hearts are changing and growing along with them. I’ve sewn a new pair of pajamas for our kids each…

  • 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…