Pattern Reading Class
Throw out your fears with these tips for sewing tricky fabrics like latex, wet look and other rubber coated knits.
I found the purrrrrfect fabric in NYC’s garment district, a wet look knit. The outside is shiny rubber and the inside is a poly knit. The problem is that […]
This project has everything; replicating, inspiration, upcycling and fandom!
The B52’s have the most amazing stage clothes, period. When I saw Cindy Wilson bouncing around on stage in a Sunday Morning show story clip I knew I wanted a piece of that fun.
I went to the local thrift […]
Let’s face it, the year of less was a total joke. I adopted the mantra from a book where the author tried not shopping for one year. Her addiction to shopping changed into other addictions until she realized the secret to happiness for her was crafting, having extra time, friends, and family.
By January […]
My blog as has taken a back seat after the newest Apple update crashed my computer. Apple was kind enough to wipe it clean and restore it to a 2014 update – and today I am writing you from my cell phone.
So, I’m ten months into my Year of Less and finding even more creative […]
Have you ever tried something that looked so easy only to find out it was an uncontrollable challenge? This was my lesson in free motion sewing machine embroidery. I watched a few YouTube videos, thought I knew what I was doing, and failed miserably. Modern life, ha!
I decided to practice everyday for […]
Wait till you see how easy this is!
The Refabrication Challenges have really stoked the flames of creativity and pioneering new territories. March’s challenge was to make something out of knits and/or denim. I hope you enjoy my lesson on reverse appliqué and how this project came about.
My friend Sam and I take walks in the […]