Sewing category

  • 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

  • Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #4 – Hanging Dishtowel

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were asked to use the kitchen as our inspiration. The project could be for the kitchen, made from items found in a kitchen or made using a kitchen appliance. I struggl...
    Mar 01, 2016 4 Comments

  • Project: A Year of Pillows – State Pillow

    I am on a mission to make pillows this year. I see so many that I love around and in the shops. (And they are EXPENSIVE!) So I am going to take it on and sew a bunch. The first pillow in a Year Of Pil...
    Feb 23, 2016 No Comments

  • Project: American Girl Doll Mermaid Tail Snugglie

    My daughter got an American Girl Doll (equivalent) for her birthday. She is LOVING it. One of the most popular things in our house (and, on the blog) is her mermaid tail snugglie. So I thought I shou...
    Jan 26, 2016 No Comments