November 2015

Flat Fell Seam Tutorial

This strong, sturdy seam construction is used for sportswear, men's sport shirts, children's clothes, and pajamas. Garments which will receive a great deal of stress or must withstand repeated washing will be sturdier if constructed with flat-fell seams. However, avoid using the construction on bulky fabrics; the seam is think and difficult to construct in [...]

July 2015

Tutorial: French Seam

Summer can be a great time to tackle new projects and learn new techniques. Whether you are making lingerie, a sheer cotton top, or a children's garment, a french seam is a useful skill to have in your repertoire. In this tutorial video, our sewing expert, Sue Magee, will walk you through how to execute [...]

June 2015

Tutorial: Ribbon Bookmarks

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teachers.” ― Charles William Eliot We can't get enough books on textiles, sewing techniques, quilting, our libraries. Our newest beloved is Fabrics A to Z: The Essential Guide to Choosing and [...]

Tutorial: DIY Pacifier Clips

Here's a quick DIY for the new moms in your life. Make a pacifier clip for under $3! Supplies: Ribbon- about 12 inches Shock cord- about 4 inches Needle and matching thread Awl Clip 1) Tie your piece of shock cord into a loop knot. 2) Using  an awl, poke a hole through one end of [...]

May 2015

Tutorial: Two Ways to Sew Box Corners

Box corners are a quick & easy technique to make your tote bags, pillows, and cushions fuller and roomier with a structured look. Totes with box corners are great for carrying groceries or books from the library. Box cornered cushions make comfy additions to benches and booth seating for both indoors and outdoors! We're going to show you two [...]