Sewing weights are wonderful tools for arranging and holdingÂ your patterns on fabric. Â They allowÂ making adjustments easy, since pins are not used to secure the pattern to the fabric. There are just two down sides to washer weights; they can get lost in the folds of fabric, and they are not fingernail friendly. So I created […]
I was introduced to this pen at a Quilt Show.Â Marking fabric is always something I am interested in, so I had to own a few of these pens Pilot FriXion Ball Erasable Gel Pens, Fine PointÂ are what I am talking about.Â They come in a variety of colors (check out Amazon). Not […]
There are a number of fabric turners and methods.Â I was just at a quilt show where one was being sold upwards of $50. Yes, people have used little safety pins and cord to turn fabric tubes, but this little tool hangs on my cork board in my sewing room, and I find this tool […]
Robert Kaufman Fabric Seam rippers are a new sewers handy dandy tool. Â The seam ripper does just what the name says, it rips out the mistaken sewing stitches. Â Over the years methods to remove mistakes in sewing have taken many forms. Â Early on tiny little scissors with very sharp points were the most common […]
There are 2 basic types of disappearing ink pens used for marking sewing patterns. These are not your everyday felt marking pens, but pens designed for the sewer. Â One type of pen is made to disappear on its own after 3 or so days, so you need to consider this when you mark your pattern. […]
This is one of the most useful tools I use when sewing.Â For years I have hand made my own to use, then tossing out when they get â€œused upâ€.Â I hope you will find this as handy and useful in your sewing as I have. Â Follow the images below to see how I use […]
how to read the most basic portion of a non metric measurement device.
I will never forget the feel of a smooth running mechanical sewing machine….
For several years I have sewn with my oldest granddaughter by my side. She was always egging me on to sew doll clothes and other critters.
I always love giving “birth” to new skilled sewers.