Sewing category

  • Pattern Review: No Yoking Matter

    Spring in the Stitch Lab included some seamstresses who were advancing in their skills. (Oh yes!) So we ventured into the real world of following store bought patterns. I let the girls pick out patter...
    May 28, 2015 No Comments

  • Sewing With Kids

    I have a job teaching sewing as an elective at the Middle School. I am working with two classes of bright, enthusiastic 9-12 year old girls. Their experience level ranges from “NEVER sewn before...
    May 21, 2015 No Comments

  • 17 Projects for Summer

    This weekend is the unofficial first weekend of Summer here in the States, so we thought it was a perfect time to remind you of some of the great summery projects in our archives. 1. Leave the Sand a...
    May 20, 2015 No Comments

  • Project: Super Quick Scarf

    There are scarves everywhere these days. They are the new fun accessory. There are endless variations on the this theme, so we want to dissect some of the choices available. Flat Scarf: Supplies: 9-1...
    May 08, 2015 1 Comment

  • Project: Cutwork Scarf

    In the land of very fast projects I offer the Cutwork Scarf Cutwork scarf Supplies: Approximately 1/3 of a yard of appropriate fabric. When you are at the cutting table, see how straight the cutting w...
    May 06, 2015 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #8: Home

    Pillows Pillows Pillows. I saw this pattern in my designer stash and I knew we had a match made in heaven. This piece had “Pillow for my Husband” written all over it. These pieces were esp...
    Apr 28, 2015 2 Comments

  • Project: Felted Sweater Pillow

    I am on a mission to make pillows. I hit a couple of road blocks, but now I am just moving forward. For this one, I used an old felted sweater. I found this at a thrift store and just loved it. I mad...
    Apr 09, 2015 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #6 – Cashmere Slipper Socks

    For this Iron Craft challenge, we were told to take a lesson from Donna and Tom on Parks and Rec and “treat yo self.” This was the challenge to make something special just for me. I was go...
    Mar 31, 2015 7 Comments

  • Faribault Woolen Mills and Planning for a New Bag

    A week ago the weather was beautiful, so my husband and I decided to take a drive. We ended up at a place I’ve been wanting to visit for awhile, the Faribault Woolen Mills. Faribault Mills have...
    Mar 24, 2015 No Comments

  • Thirteen Crafty Easter Projects

    1. Peep Bath Buddy 2. Burlap Bunny Ear Napkin Ring 3. “Antique” Silver Bunny 4. Knit Bunny Hat 5. Knit Bunny Peep 6. Knit Chocolate Bunny 7. “Antique” Silver Eggs 8. Knit Duck...
    Mar 12, 2015 2 Comments