Kathleen’s Easy Peesy Iron Up Hem Guide

This is one of the most useful tools I use when sewing.  For years I have hand made my own to use, then tossing out when they get “used up”.  I hope you will find this as handy and useful in your sewing as I have.  Follow the images below to see how I use […]

Teaching a 7 year old to sew.

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.

Power Surge CAUTION!

We had a huge thunder and lightening storm last night!  If you’re like me, rain makes perfect weather for reading or sewing.  If you have a sewing machine that has a computer “brain”, you need to remember to use a power surge protector that grounds your precious sewing machine. What a SHOCK it would be […]

Easy To Thread Sewing Machine Needles

Helping us sew As a sewing instructor I have a large spectrum of ages and abilities of sewing students.  There are sewing aids to help with some of the basic physical problems for sewing machine users. – – – – – – – -Easier to thread sewing machine needles – – – – – – […]

A window into my childhood sewing room

My ears are always open when I sew.  As a young girl sitting upstairs on warm summer Southern California days at my mom’s Necchi Sewing machine, I listened to the radio. Arthur Godfrey (Arthur Godfrey Time, 1960-72) was one audible window to my world.   I adored the voice of  Kate Smith http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kate_Smith; she had a […]

My Sewing Room: Stuffed Toys

“Grandma, what are we going to make today?” When the GRAND girls come over, they want to do things!  Making Felt Stuffies has been popular these days.  I have been sewing these on my Janome Mini, since I bought if for them to learn on someday.  They see it used, and what it can sew. […]