The Long Goodbye: 7 Days of Summer

Chilly mornings, even paired with baking hot days, means fall has arrived in New England. No longer can I deny this and bury my head in the sand that is summer sewing! Sadly, this also means I need to put away summer clothes and pull out cool and cold weather clothes. Specifically, this means saying […]

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Texas Fold’em (Sew With Your Feet Challenge)

I’m putting my rather anemic challenge down for its eternal slumber. :-p I saw this on Instagram and realized that I’m not the one to lead any kind of challenge or sew along. I’ve still got “tutorials” in the pipeline for more feet, but I’m just going to post them and let people find them […]

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SWYFC Weeks 1-2: Video Darling

I’m not really sure a presser foot can be a vixen, so…*wink* [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=THfsoyMKz7s] Today’s video is a tutorial on how to use the leveller foot, a handy little foot best used on thick fabrics. As fall approaches, we may make jeans, coats or jackets, all of which have many thick layers to sew together. […]

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SWYFC Kickoff and Check In

Can you believe we’re already mid-way through the first week of SWYFC — how are you doing? I made a pair of videos that get more in depth about what this challenge is all about and what the plan is for this week, which I hope you’ll enjoy. Please forgive my “outfit”, it was simply […]

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Sew With Your Feet Challenge!

<a href=”https://makingtheflame.wordpress.com/2015/07/13/sew-with-your-feet-challenge/” title=”Sew With Your Feet Challenge”><img src=”https://makingtheflame.files.wordpress.com/2015/07/swyfc400px.jpg”> You all know how I geek out about tools and techniques and other such small things, so this should come as no surprise: I’m hosting a sewing challenge for … presser feet! It all started when I bought a few presser feet on my recent trip, then […]

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Houston, We Have a Winner

Courtesy of my camera and a fabulous box I snagged at Goodwill, a winner for the pattern guessing contest has been selected: Elizabeth C! She and four others correctly guessed I’m going to sew up Melinda. Melinda is a bit of a sleeper — it doesn’t have the interesting lines of the other three, but […]

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A Contest!

Who likes to win? I got these babies last night, and I am SO EXCITED!!!!! Backstory: one of my sewing resolutions in 2015 is to line up my makes back to back so there’s no lag time between projects. It’s taken me a ridiculous number of mini-sessions to cut and fuse (and fuse, and fuse) […]

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