• Singer Perfect Plus

    Sew a Mix-and-Match Wardrobe for Plus and Petite-Plus Sizes


    Kathleen Cheetham presents 4 enclosed patterns, step-by-step construction, and fitting instruction. Readers can create a wardrobe of versatile and stylish garments--which can be adapted for office wear, casual wear, or evening wear, just by varying the colors, fabrics, and finishing details. Never have to say you have nothing to wear again!

  • The Pocket Stylist

    Behind-the-Scenes Expertise from a Fashion Pro on Creating Your Own Unique Look

    Professional fashion advice for all body shapes and sizes!

  • Pants for Real People: Fitting Techniques

    Any sewer will benefit from the fitting techniques featured in this informative DVD, a companion to Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques . 

    Sewers will learn how to buy the right-size pattern, fine-tune it before cutting, and then tissue-fit it. 

  • Pants for Real People: Sewing Techniques

    This informative guide illustrates how to sew great pants that flatter any fit. 

    The tips and techniques within this useful reference include how to prepare and cut fabric, mark darts, sew zippers, pin-fit the fabric, press seams, and attach different styles of waistbands. 

    This DVD is a must-have to follow up the fitting DVD.

  • Big List of Sewing Blogs

    Big list of Sewing blogs - I'm in, are you?

All posts for the month March, 2011

Time for a new needle?

It is recommended that you insert a brand new needle into your sewing machine for every new project you do but, really, is that necessary? Here is a pretty neat tip to be able to tell easily if your sewing machine needle needs replacing. Keep an old nylon or pair of pantyhose in your sewing […]

Easy Baby Quilt

It’s become a tradition that I make a quilted baby blanket for anyone I know who’s having a baby. Here’s the most recent one. Using a crib panel and some coordinating flannel from my stash, I sandwiched this lovely quilt filling between, pinned securely, and started quilting. The real challenge was that I didn’t have […]

Cats & Sewing

I am a cat lover. If not for my husband, I would probably be “the proverbial” cat lady with a hundred cats! (He keeps saying, “We don’t NEED anymore cats!”) One of my favorite sayings is “Cats are like potato chips…you can’t just have one.” And moving from two cats to three is really no […]

Disposing of “Sharps” in the Sewing Room

Hospitals have special containers for disposing of used needles and other dangerous sharp items so no one emptying the trash will get poked. Sewing rooms need some kind of device to do the same job. Throwing bent, broken, or worn out pins and needles in the regular household garbage can is dangerous too. I actually […]

The Perfect Size Work Table

In this post, I’m talking about work tables that you do your cutting out, pattern alterations, etc. on, not the actual table that your sewing machine sits on. Pictured is my “work” table. I have it covered with a 1/4″ thick layer of cork board (purchased at the hardware store) so I can pin right […]

Exciting Day . . .

I learned to sew on Mom’s old White brand sewing machine. It was a real workhorse and I’ve never used another machine that could measure up to it. When people ask me what’s the best sewing machine for a beginner to learn on, I’d like to tell them about this White sewing machine. But, since […]