It takes a blogger to know where to find other GREAT bloggers! I have the inside scoop - and it wouldn't be fair to keep all these amazing sewing blogs to myself, now would it? Through blogging conferences I've had a spectacular opportunity to meet other online sewing teachers and their work is really beautifully crafted. And since I am not blogging about sewing as much as I use to I thought … [Read more...] about The Best Sewing Blogs on the Internet!
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Ooooooohhh, I am so excited to start sharing The Maker's Guide to Making Money with you. It's time to get honest and real about how creative people take their passion and create a business. As many of you know, I owned a retail craft & fabric shop and while it's easy to assume that a cheerful shop owner is smiling all the way to the bank, that's rarely the case. That's why over the past … [Read more...] about Practical Advice for Crafty, Creative Entrepreneurs
There is the moment in every new sewists life where a choice must be made, to continue on the path to fearless creativity or do you give up all together. It's the moment when you want to throw your sewing machine out the window and cry. And it is the moment when you're needle won't move, the hand wheel is stuck and you start to panic. Chill OUT, We've all been there ! And I'm going to show you … [Read more...] about My Needle is Stuck! My Hand Wheel Won’t Move! HELP!!!!!!!
Over time I've become kind of fussy about my inside seams looking as beautiful as the outside of any project I create. Now, this wasn't always the case. When I first began sewing - pillows were my gateway project and since I was still in a learning curve I didn't really care about the inside of the pillow - after all - who was going to look inside, right? But overtime, I started really getting … [Read more...] about 2 Techniques to Fix Fraying Fabrics!
I'm crazy about decorative pillows. I use printed midweight cotton, quilted pillows, decorative canvas, and sunbrella - sky is really the limit on what you can use to decorate your home for each new year, season or holiday. Envelope style pillows are a quick and easy way to turn a room or outdoor space around in a matter of hours. No zippers to contend with a just a few stitch lines - and … [Read more...] about Correct Sizing for Envelope Pillows
After helping service machines this past year I have come to realize that the vast number of 'issues' people are experiencing with their machines are no more than simple maintenance issues or machine misunderstandings. Very few machines are actually broken and even fewer are non-repairable. Does that shock you? Well this might come as an even bigger shock - I'm about ready to spill the inside … [Read more...] about HOME REPAIRS! The Top 11 Reasons ‘You Think’ Your Machine is Broken
Quality comes in so many forms. The type of fabric we buy and who we buy it from can make a huge difference to the outcome of our projects AND how we feel about those projects. Quality fabrics are hard to find at 'Big Box Stores", believe me! I've had my share of bleeding textiles or fabrics that fall apart after a few washes. Not very High in Quality. Then there's the quality that comes from … [Read more...] about Where to Buy Quality Fabric Online, The Ultimate Guide!