This adorable and practical cosmetic bag is the perfect project if you are just starting to work with oil cloth! I have taught beginners this project before, however, I recommend it more for intermediate seamstresses. It’s helpful to know how to at least sew a straight line and thread your sewing machine.
Hello everyone! So you have some sort of sticky fabric, but have no idea what it actually is (or what you are actually doing?!) You’ve come to the right place!
For the longest time, I thought oil cloth, vinyl and laminate were all the same plastic coated sticky fabric… (Whoops, that’s slightly embarrassing to admit considering the fact that I’m a sewing teacher! #facepalm)
Yes, I’ve been MIA the past few weeks (ok, months). Just know all I can think about are new tutorials I want to post! Like this drawstring pouch!
I’ve been teaching some group courses on Saturdays, and unfortunately that is what happened to my extra blogging time. The good news? I had to make up some patterns for beginning sewers for my classes, and the results = a new post for y’all. This drawstring pouch is one of the patterns!
Patching jeans is the story of my life.
You might not all know this, but I have 6 brothers.
I love using that line when people ask me if I can “handle” something. Um duh. “Oh, I actually have 6 brothers.”
Works every time!
Faux fur is all the rage this year. I love the way a soft neutral throw brings coziness and dimension to a room. (Boy, did that sentence sound refined or what?!)
Oh who am I kidding? I just like to make things. The fact that I save money in the process is a big bonus!
(Psst! Stores like Hancock Fabrics and JoAnn Fabrics are having huge fleece sales right now. I’m talking 50-75% off. Time to shop!)
So you have sold your first sewn item. Isn’t it thrilling? (And no, it never gets old!)
This goes without saying: never just dump your finished piece in a mailing box and send it off to it’s new owner.