Author Archives: Sandra

Top 5 Tips to Know Before You Sew

If you are wondering about how to make clothes, and are looking for sewing tutorials and tips as a beginner just starting out . . . you’ve found it. These are my top sewing tips for making your own clothes. That is, for custom making clothes that look really good on you. I live by…

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I Dream of Sewing – Free Mini-Course

    Join me in a FREE 3-part video sewing course, all about how to get more out of your sewing efforts. It covers 3 important steps to trouble-free sewing. Making sewing more enjoyable and fulfilling. It’s been a great discussion so far! See what you’ve been missing! Click here to join in!

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How to Sew a One-Piece Skirt Tutorial, part 1

For the shape, I used one of my favorite basic skirt sewing patterns. One that I knew fit me well. You can use any pattern you have. Depending on the fabric width, your skirt will be more pencil skirt shaped than A-line. Mine ended up more shaped like a pencil skirt because the fabric was…

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Chic Bags Book Giveaway

  Chic Bags – Book Giveaway

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Liberty Book of Home Sewing Giveaway

I am giving away one hardcover edition of The Liberty Book of Home Sewing. National Sewing Month – Book Giveaway

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With a Small Investment, a Talented Lady Stitches Her Way into Business

Women and Power: Rwandese Lady Sews to Success http://www.ntv.co.ke They say business opportunities are like buses when one leaves, there is always another coming. And for 30 year old Claudine Uwase Githue, hers came in form of stitching. After years of unsuccessfully looking for a job, the lady from the land of a thousand hills,…

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Should Sewing Skills Be Necessary to Compete on Project Runway?

‘Project Runway’ Premiere Features Contestant Who Has No Idea How To Sew Besides having this handicap, Sue managed to come up with a design that would become a judges’ favorite look. Would you take a chance like that on televised competition?    

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Gwen Stefani’s Got Skills

Having been an avid reader of the fashion mags over the last several years, I’ve run across images, reviews, and advertisements of many Gwen Stefani’s Harajuku line of products. It wasn’t until I read this interview in Harper’s Bazaar that I realized she hasn’t necessarily jumped into “fashion designer” status because of her celebrity.  She…

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Let’s Go Bobbin’: Embark on an Adventure With Your Sewing Machine

What is it to be on an adventure?  And with a sewing machine, no less? At times, I feel as though I am bobbin’ together with my sewing machine in a sea of fabric!  It can be a lot of fun working on my machine, and my aim is to help you repeatedly have a…

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