Sewing category

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #17 – Faux Fur Pom-Pom

    This Iron Craft challenge required us to make something for the letter “f.” The “f” could be for the material, subject or technique. I went with a double f, faux fur. Last year...
    Sep 01, 2015 2 Comments

  • Piping Tutorials

    I have been doing a series of pillows this year. While I am proud of the ones that I have created, I have learned a lot. In an effort to take things a step further, I did a little research. I found a ...
    Aug 26, 2015 1 Comment

  • Bike Panel Pillow

    JoAnn’s had a new line of panels in the home decor fabric section called Square By Design. There are lots of clever ones, but the one I like the best is a bicycle. Earlier in the Spring went to ...
    Aug 25, 2015 2 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’15 Challenge #16 – Elfette Rag Doll

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were asked to make a project that could be entered into a competition at the Minnesota State Fair. (Hey, it’s my fair, I’m a little biased.) I was under th...
    Aug 18, 2015 4 Comments

  • 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