Sewing category

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #15 – Crochet Embellished Tee

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were asked to make something tiny. Is this tiny enough? Crochet flowers not even as big as a penny. I’d never done crochet with thread, just worsted weight yarn...
    Aug 04, 2015 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #14 – Blue Plaid Pillows

    You would think since I am the one to come up with the Iron Craft challenges that I wouldn’t have any problem coming up with ideas for them. I try to be fair and not create the challenges based ...
    Jul 21, 2015 2 Comments

  • Project: Wonder Woman Cape (Swim Edition)

    I have made a Wonder Woman costume before, but this time I wanted to make a cape out of terry. That way, the cape would be big and dramatic, sure, but also, it would be warm and practical. Even the ti...
    Jun 17, 2015 No Comments

  • T-shirt Makeover Inspirations

    I have collected fabric, and even some t-shirts to refashion. But I need to move from stash to suitcase. I thought that perhaps some of you might be stuck too. The trick is, these would be easy enoug...
    Jun 11, 2015 1 Comment

  • 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 1 Comment

  • 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