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.
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 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)
When people find out I sew, the first thing out of their mouths is one of two things. One response is "I have some pants that need hemming. Can I get you to do that?" The other response is "I bought a sewing machine because I wanted to learn to sew and it is still… Continue reading Pillowcase Learn to Sew Class