Matching Thread for Solid Cotton Lycra

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Do you ever have problems ordering thread and fabric online because you aren’t sure if you will like the colors?  Or if a specific color thread will truly match the fabric that you want it to?  I did, so I got the swatches for Mara 100 thread, Purpleseamstress solid cotton lycra, as well as Peek A Boo Fabric Shop solid cotton… Read more »

Pillowcase with an Invisible Zipper Tutorial

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When we bought a new bedding set for our bedroom, we also no longer had pillow shams for a few of the pillows.  Not that I’m complaining because the pillows just sat on the floor in the corner anyway.  I decided that the pillows (27 x 27) would be perfect floor pillows for Lillian to… Read more »

Bodkin and New Page

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Have you ever heard of a Bodkin?  No?  Well, then keep reading because I’m going to explain what it is and how to use it.  I’m also going to explain a little about a new page I added to the site. I first learned about the Bodkin from my mother-in-law. Then she gave me a… Read more »

Thread

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Awhile ago, someone messaged me asking about thread.  So I decided that I would write up a post about what I know and what I have found while researching.  (Sorry Tayrn for taking so long!) I have found that it’s best to choose a slightly darker shade than a lighter shade.  It will blend in… Read more »

Measuring Gauge

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Do you have this little tool?  Have you ever seen one?  When I took my learn to sew class our instructor gave each of us this tool.  At first I thought, what will I ever use this thing for?  Well, I use it ALL THE TIME. I have used it to find out how far… Read more »