Sewing category

  • Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #14 – Sarubobo

    This Iron Craft challenge was called Copycat and we were asked to make our own version of someone else’s project. I went to my “Things to make” board on Pinterest to get some ideas. ...
    Jul 19, 2016 3 Comments

  • Drawstring Project Bags Revisited

    A few Iron Craft challenges back I made myself a drawstring project bag. Ever since I’ve been wanting to make more, so all my projects in the works can be neatly in bags instead of piled on the ...
    Jun 16, 2016 No Comments

  • Project: Cactus Pillow

    I have had my eye on cactus lately. So, I thought it would be fun to get the stitch lab to do some too. I wanted to make one that was fun for them. Here is the pattern so you can make one too. Projec...
    Jun 15, 2016 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #10 – Summer Top

    For this Iron Craft challenge, we were to make something we could use for summer. For the last couple of summers I have wanted to make myself some summer tops. I wanted something that was casual and e...
    May 24, 2016 2 Comments

  • 50’s Theme Ice Skater

    My daughter made the leap from “casual skater” to synchro-team and competitive events. Thanks to our lovely gentle coach, the transition was perfect for our family and our skater. When i...
    May 18, 2016 3 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #9 -Drawstring Project Bag

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were asked to make something that could be used for storage. Last year, one of the lovely ladies doing my Mitten Garland Advent Calendar KAL made me this sweet project...
    May 10, 2016 2 Comments

  • Steps for Success with a Sewing Pattern

    I have been teaching sewing at the middle school. I feel like every lesson they learn is a valid adult lesson too. So I will try to share some of those lessons here too. In order to be successful wit...
    May 03, 2016 4 Comments

  • Cosplay Costume: Hetalia Chibitalia

    I am offering a Cosplay/Costume sewing class at the middle school. When I started talking about it, I realized that I did not know ANY of the characters that the girls wanted to make. One girl said sh...
    Apr 05, 2016 No Comments

  • Project: Poodle Skirt

    The girls of the Stitch Lab were asked to help make some poodle skirts for a 50’s musical performance at school. Of course we jumped on the chance. We had one as a “master” and we j...
    Mar 07, 2016 No Comments

  • What’s New in Costumes

    On my last trip to JoAnns, one of the ladies was shelving new fabrics. This is always exciting to see, but this day was particularly exciting to me because the new fabrics were for a line of “co...
    Mar 04, 2016 No Comments