Author Archives: Lisha Vidler

About Lisha Vidler

I am a sewing instructor living near Memphis, Tennessee.

Frixion Pens

Earlier this year, I talked a little about various methods for marking fabric, such as chalk pencils, marking pens, and so forth. (Sewing Tools: Things to Know Before You Buy) Frixion erasable pens are quite popular these days, since the … Continue reading

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Buying a Sewing Machine

What kind of sewing machine do you need? What features should you look for? How much should you spend? Here’s a quick guide to choosing a sewing machine. Basics: Buying a Sewing Machine Enjoy!

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Quick Fashion Tip

You know how some ladies’ slacks have fake back pockets? Sometimes, those pockets aren’t actually fake. They’re simply basted shut. Don’t ask me why, I’ve no idea! But several times, I’ve had to carefully unpick the stitching holding the back pockets … Continue reading

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Sewing Tools

Not all sewing supplies are created equal! Before you rush out to buy everything you need, there’s a few things you should know. Sewing Tools: Things to Know Before You Buy Enjoy!

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A Year of Sewing: 2017

Every year, I post an illustrated list of the various projects I completed throughout the past twelve months, to help me keep track of what I’ve done. Here’s 2017’s. A Year of Sewing: 2018 Enjoy!

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Liberty of London

On a recent trip to England, I visited the home of some of the most amazing cotton lawns in existence: Liberty of London. Are you wondering what it was like? Liberty of London Enjoy!

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3D Floral Pillow Diary

Have you seen those designer pillows with three-dimensional flowers on them? Aren’t they just gorgeous?! Follow along in this sewing diary as I make one for myself. 3D Floral Pillow: A Sewing Diary Enjoy!

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Il Muto Ballet Costume

Several years ago, I embarked on a journey to create doll-sized replicas of all the major costumes from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera. This is the sewing diary for one I just completed: the mint-green and pink … Continue reading

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A Year of Sewing: 2016

Last year, I made a list of every project I’d completed during the course of the year. Since it feels like I never finish anything, I found it encouraging to see all the things I’d sewn. So, this year I’ve … Continue reading

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Faux-Suede Handbag Diary

When I found a gorgeous faux-suede in olive green, with copper foil accents, I knew I had to make something beautiful from it. I decided on a hobo bag! Faux-Suede Handbag Diary Enjoy!

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