Year: 2010

Melanie Testa – Traced Patterns

I often use tracing paper to transfer designs and drawings into my quilt tops because it tears away cleanly and easily. This example is a simple one, although if you were to try this out, you might find that sewing a neat circle is a bit more challenging than it might seem. … More

How to Make a Haute Top

Okay. You’re standing in front of your closet. You look far into the depths of fabrics, zippers and buttons. But on all those hangers and in all those drawers, there is STILL nothing to wear. Well, fear not. This stylish haute top is the perfect solution. … More

DIY Upcycled Wool Scarf

As the weather cools down, it’s the perfect time to heat up your accessory collection. Take this cool felted wool scarf for example: chilly day neck warmer, work wardrobe rehabilitator and piéce de résistance for any outfit. … More

Keep a Clean Machine!

Keep your sewing machine clean and happy! Here’s some advice from John Gass at Sandi’s Sewing Connection. He’s been cleaning and repairing machines for many years, and sees the same problems over and over – many of which can be avoided by keeping your machine clean and oiled.

WARNING: These photos may frighten your sewing machine!