On the fourth day of my sewing challenge, I took advantage of the free video workshops offered by Craftsy in honor of Labor Day. I previewed the class offerings on the night before and then opened my Chromebook with a plan of attack early Monday morning.
When a client came to me asking if I could replace the snaps on a shirt with buttons, I was able to hide my reaction and agreed to attempt the project.
So a woman contacted me and asked if I could do capes. I had just completed 140 felt superhero capes for our church vacation bible school. Their theme was Jesus is My Superhero and the director wanted all of the students to have a cape for the program. Four bolts of pink and blue felt… Continue reading Capes Are For More Than Superheros
The momma of the beautiful little girl is a dear friend and she shared with me the struggles that she has finding cute boutique clothing for her daughter. It is a struggle that I know all too well. For me, the challenge had been issued and I knew I had the skills to tackle it. … Continue reading I Got Published
Clearly, I am missing something. Would someone please explain it to me? When did hemming pants and sewing on buttons become such a curse? I see lots of Facebook and Instagram posts and graphics stating how much sewists are offended by hemming pants and sewing for their friends. There are t-shirts that say "Yes, I… Continue reading Hemming – Oh the Horror!
Pinterest is covered up with posts about hemming jeans and preserving the original hem on the pant legs. I've seen it over and over again. But here is what they don't tell you. Stitch the hem, they say. Iron the new hem, they say. It's easy, they say. And, I guess it is easy. But, I… Continue reading Hemming Jeans–the Rest of the Story
It came to me in a dream the other night! I figured out how to fix the Storm-grey kimono and save it from being a total loss. The ties were not lined up. Oh, two ties were lined up and and the other two ties were lined up but it becomes painfully obvious that all… Continue reading Storm-Grey Kimono Re-boot
It is 4th of July week and I felt the need for a new purse. I found a pretty snazzy, all-American one but it had a short faux leather strap. I can never find purses with ample straps for my ample body. Then it hit me. I can sew! As a quilter I have a… Continue reading Altering a Purse Strap
While scanning my Twitter feed, I ran across this article re-tweeted by HootSuite concerning Millennials and the social media skills they lack. I had not heard the Millennials referred to as Generation We or Generation Me but I find that it is an accurate description. Those born between 1980 and 2000 have: predispositions of Generation Me – idealism,… Continue reading Generation We and Working With Their Hands
I must be the McGyver of sewing. I've learned to take whatever is available and adapt it to my needs at that moment. Lack of resources, both financially and geographically, have always dictated that I work with whatever is on hand. This is a skill that is lost on the younger generations of today, by… Continue reading My First Seam Gauge (After 40+ Years)