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Improving Theatrical Costumes

Are you in charge of the costumes for an amateur play or musical production? It’s a daunting challenge for anyone! In this three-part series of articles, we’ll discuss all manner of tips and tricks to help you make the most of your theatrical … Continue reading

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What to Wear: Rules for Victorian Dressing

Do you know the difference between a Victorian morning dress, afternoon dress, and evening gown? What about a dinner dress vs a ballgown? Do you know what’s appropriate to wear while swimming, skating, playing croquet, or cycling? In this two-part article, we’ll … Continue reading

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New: Student Portfolio

Over the years, I’ve had some very talented students! Would you like to see some of their projects? Take a look! Student Portfolio

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Hello Kitty Kindle Cover

A couple years ago, I made a slipcover for my Kindle Fire’s case. Not long after, a friend asked me to make one for her Kindle, too. This is the diary of that experience. (Yes, I know, I’m getting behind in posting … Continue reading

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Tote Bag Sewing Diary

I recently made a small tote bag that was both fun and easy. I didn’t follow the pattern exactly, but altered a few key details (such as finishing the raw seam allowances). Follow my creative process in this sewing diary. Tote … Continue reading

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A Year of Sewing: 2015

In the past year, I accomplished more than I thought I would! Here’s a brief rundown of all the sewing projects I completed in 2015. A Year of Sewing: 2015 Enjoy!

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Basics: The Secret Overlock Stitch

Finishing your seam allowances is a must, but the easiest method isn’t well-known! Learn all about the oft-forgotten overlock stitch, including which presser foot to use, and tips for professional results. Basics: The Secret Overlock Stitch Enjoy!

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Guest Blog: 10 Tips to Improve Your Sewing

Recently, I was asked to contribute to the teacher’s blog at Take Lessons. I was happy to oblige and wrote a piece filled with suggestions to help you take your sewing skills up a notch. It includes advice on seam finishing, pressing as you sew, … Continue reading

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Sewing Room Safety: 14 Tips

While sewing isn’t an inherently dangerous occupation, working with sharp shears, needles, and pins has its risks! Here are 14 tips to help you sew safely. Sewing Room Safety: 14 Tips Enjoy!

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Easy-Peasy Fabric Organization

Tame your stash! With this new trick, you’ll be able to organize all your fabrics, neat and tidy. (And when you’re done, you’ll have extra room—so you can buy more fabric!) Easy-Peasy Fabric Organization Enjoy!

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