Sewing category

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 5

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) This week’s ornament is a great little stash buster for small...
    Jul 18, 2014 No Comments

  • Sewing with Kids: Lounge Pants

    I taught a kids sewing class recently and I want to share all of the lessons (I learned) with you. (That is me with my ladies.) For this class, I preselected the fabric and the pattern.  The whole g...
    Jul 17, 2014 2 Comments

  • Waterproof Picnic Blanket Duo Part II

    Recently, I made the Lightning Fast Picnic Blanket for the Room 9 basket as a fundraiser project. When one of the teachers saw it, she lifted it up and said, “This is not going to make it to the...
    Jul 03, 2014 No Comments

  • Iron Craft ’14 Challenge #13 – Wonky Stripes Pillow

    Oh boy, did I struggle with this challenge. We had to make something that featured either starts and stripes or both. I just could not come up with a good idea. So, I went with my old stand-by, the th...
    Jul 01, 2014 4 Comments

  • The Stitch Lab

    Over the spring, I was asked to work on the costumes for our school’s production of Snow White. I was thrilled to do it. The principal of the school is a fan of Project Runway and saw “My...
    Jun 30, 2014 2 Comments

  • The Evil Queen Hits the Stage

    This spring, I was asked to help with the costumes for the end-of-the-year Snow White production. (You can see the details of working on the cape, the dress and the crown.) Really, this is a HUGE danc...
    Jun 26, 2014 4 Comments

  • Project: Evil Queen Crown and Head Piece

    I have been designing and sewing the Evil Queen costume for our school’s production of Snow White. Previously, I showed you how I made the cape and the dress. Now onto the tippy top. You want a ...
    Jun 25, 2014 2 Comments

  • Four Projects for the Fourth of July

    If you live in the States, you know it’s time to deck the halls in red, white and blue and stars and stripes for the upcoming Fourth of July Holiday. Here’s a few simple projects from us t...
    Jun 23, 2014 No Comments

  • Project: Evil Queen Dress

    I was commissioned to make a the Evil Queen costume for the school’s upcoming production of Snow White. You can see the cape post here. Now, let’s talk about the dress. I am so proud of h...
    Jun 19, 2014 No Comments

  • Project: Evil Queen Cape

    I was commissioned to make a costume for an upcoming school production. Let’s stop and let that triumph soak in for a moment. What a great victory! I made the Snow White Evil Queen! Oh Yes! Thi...
    Jun 12, 2014 No Comments