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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

A Place for Everything Organizer

Here's another custom order for A Place for Everything organizer.
This is a popular #patternsbyannie organizer, and I can see why.
All those vinyl pockets offer so much storage for so many different supplies.
Whether you are a sewer, crafter, jewelry maker, etc.
there is no doubt you have lots of necessities
that you need to keep organized.
The front and back mesh pockets offer additional storage areas.
One is a slip pocket . . .
And the other is a zipper pocket.
The hook and loop tape on the back of the vinyl insert pages
makes it very handy to remove the pages for ease of use.

Isn't that fun fabric that Renee chose for her lining?

If you would like to sew this organizer for yourself,
I sell the supplies in my shop
- OR -
If you would like to hire me to sew a custom item for you,
please contact me via my blog or my Etsy shop.

I am blessed to have such sweet customers and clients.
Thank you, Renee, you were a joy to work with.






Monday, November 27, 2017

Serger Tote for Rotary Rulers and Cutter



This is the December 27 Baby Lock Serger Class at both Wimmer's locations:
Ogden from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and
Layton from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are nearby, I would love to have you join us.
Go to Wimmer's Web site to sign up.

Carry your quilting supplies in style with
the Rotary Ruler and Cutter Bag.
The pattern is from Martha Pullen Company.

The handle goes through the small loop to keep the bag closed.

The bag is large enough to carry a 6 1/2" x 24" ruler,
and it has smaller inside pockets to accommodate your
3" x 6" and 3" x 18" rulers and your rotary cutter.
Batting is sandwiched between the exterior panels and the lining panels
to give the bag stability.


I hope to see you in class!

Thank you for visiting.



Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Simplicity 8026 Girls Jumper

My littlest grandgirl was thinking she needed a new dress for fall,
so we headed to Joanne's and she chose Simplicity 8026.

She also chose her own fabric.
It is a very fine whale, lightweight corduroy.
She is an average sized 7 year old - not tall, not short, not heavy, not skinny.
I sewed a size 8 with no adjustments, and it is a perfect fit.

The bodice sides feature a tab (I used flannel) with a decorative button.
Yes, my grandgirl chose those buttons as well.

There is a hidden zipper and hook and eye closure on the back.
I finished off the neckline with Hug Snug, and the armholes with bias binding.

My Baby Lock Triumph did a beautiful job of finishing the inside seams,
and coverstitching the hem.
The pattern sizing is girls 8-16 and it offers sleeve variations
as well as the pattern for a pair of leggings.

Hopefully that girl will get lots of wear out of this jumper before she outgrows it!

Thank you for your visit, sewing friends.




Saturday, November 4, 2017

Vintage Inspired Apron



This is the November 29 Baby Lock Serger Class at both Wimmer's locations:
Ogden from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
and
Layton from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

If you are nearby, I would love to have you join us.
Go to Wimmer's Web site to sign up.


The pattern is Simplicity 1221.
I modified it to be sewn entirely on the serger.
Instead of purchased binding,
we will make custom binding using the binder attachment.


The patch pocket is sewn on using the chain stitch.

The ties are finished off with a rolled hem.

This would make a lovely,
new apron for you to wear during your Christmas baking,
- or -
it would make a thoughtful gift for someone special.

Do you use your serger for more than just finishing seams?
Let me know in the comment section.

Thanks for visiting today.



Sunday, October 29, 2017

Candy Corn Garland


Here's a papercrafting project that also uses a bit of sewing, or serging, as the case may be.
This garland is hanging from the side window of my cute, backyard potting shed.
The candy corn cut file is a free download from Hey Let's Make Stuff.
I cut the card stock on my Cricut Maker and for each candy corn,
I cut two of each of the yellow and orange components
( one for the front and one for the back)
because I knew the back side would show since it was going to hang in a window.
That way my candy corn is double sided.
I've seen a number of paper, felt, fabric, etc. garlands stitched together with the sewing machine.

That is an effective way to quickly make garland, but if you have a coverstitch serger,
the chain stitch gives you more flexibility in designing your garland.

When using a sewing machine, the candy corn would have to be right next
to each other because sewing machines are not meant to sew without something under the needle.
But a serger allows you to endlessly chain off without anything passing under the needle.


I spaced my candy corn pieces about 12-15 inches apart from one another.

That way I didn't have to spend a lot of time making numerous candy corn pieces,
but I could still make my garland the length I needed to drape in front of my window.
I used Coats and Clark polyester sewing thread in the needle,
and I used Sulky 12 weight thread in the chain looper.


And I set my stitch length to 1.

That combination gave me a nice, sturdy chain for my garland.
I will definitely be putting my Cricut Maker and
my Baby Lock Triumph to use making more
seasonal garland in the upcoming months.

Do you make your own garland?
Do you use papercrafting, quilting, sewing, or something else?
I would love to hear about your garland decorating endeavors.
Please leave a comment, I enjoy hearing from you all.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Ghost Candle Mat in Wool Applique

Who can resist candy this time of year!
And what better to decorate with, than candy corn.

This little seasonal mat is made of wool and features applique and a green sparkle thread outline.

I used my Baby Lock Sashiko machine to add the sparkle thread to the top of the candle mat.
The pattern is from Buttermilk Basin.
I purchased the kit from My Girlfriend's Quilt Shop in Midway, UT.
They carry an extensive variety of wool felt and the shop has sew many samples,
thread, and supplies for quilting and for wool designs.
Just eye candy at its finest!
Buttermilk Basin also has lovely patterns for Christmas wool items.
I can't wait to stitch up a number of them.
If you want to add some simple, quick d├ęcor items to your home,
try your hand at wool applique.
It can be stitched by hand or by machine.

Thank you so much for stopping by for a visit today.