There are a lot of patterns for shirts and dresses that involve curved hems. They can be tricky if you don’t know what you’re doing. If you do them wrong, they are pleated and pinched, and flip outward. Here is a quick trick for doing it correctly.
Most people think that you can’t turn a donut shape right sides out. Wrong! You can. It does take some finesse. And, you can’t do it 100% on the sewing machine. There are parts of it that need to be handsewn. But, you can get a considerable amount of it done on the machine. Here https://youtu.be/LOP2QlBrn3o is a video from you tube on how to do this. What you will need:
So, I was getting a little bit tired of seeing all these wine bags. There are patterns for them everywhere. There are ideas for them everywhere. I don’t drink wine. I like a cocktail or a beer. Not wine. I know other people that are like me, and they don’t drink wine either. I want to buy someone a six pack of beer for Christmas, or for their birthday, or
The new cork fabric has been around for a little while, but I just received mine. It is a full 54 inches wide. It’s a little pricey, but, for most projects you only need a little bit. For this zippy pouch you will need: 1 12 or 14 inch zipper 1/4 yard of cork fabric 1/4 yard of lining fabric thread to match So here’s how to do this. These
So, everyone knows how much I love tablescaping. It’s hard to make dinner every night. You get tired of trying to come up with something to make. Often times you feel under appreciated. So why not do something for yourself? Make the table a delight to look at. You will be amazed at how good it feels to eat at a table that has been decked out, even if it’s
I can’t stand it when I go into the garden and end up having to run back and forth to the garage to get the right tools. Although it’s good for me to run back and forth, it isn’t always efficient. I have always thought that there should be a good organizational way to collect the tools for the garden in one place. I have created this bucket for the
You’ve seen the ruffle fabric so many times on my website. I guess you could say I am in love with it and I am. I am in love with things where the fabric does all the work. So, ruffle fabric does just that. Plus, it’s so carefree. It travels well, washes up well and doesn’t wrinkle. I decided to make yet another ruffle skirt for little girls. I had
How many of us are used to seeing scrap quilts with only small scale ditsy type prints? We all are. In fact, we’ve seen so many of these that it’s sometimes hard to imagine where we are going with some of the large scale prints that we have acquired. There was a time in quilting history, recent quilting history, when suddenly we were faced with beautiful, large scale, colorful fabrics.
So that new Ruffle Fabric is the best thing since sliced bread! I have made a lot of different things using the Ruffle Fabric. It’s so pretty. There are so many applications for it. You can make garments galore with it, but you can also do quilts and shades. Lamp shades would be great too. Here is a tutorial on how to do the Ruffle Pants: Fold the Ruffle Fabric