• 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 April, 2011

Storing Your Scissors in the Sewing Room

Scissor storage in the sewing room can be a real problem. Put them in drawers or plastic tubs and they knock against each other, potentially dulling the blades. What else can you do with them? I’ll tell you . . . Go to your local hardware store and look in the tools section for magnetic […]

Excellent Bobbin Storage

  I have found an awesome way to store bobbins! I have 2 sewing machines that take two different types of bobbins and, like most people, I have limited storage space in my sewing room. Here is a bobbin storage device that only measures 2.25″ wide by 4.5″ long by 0.75″ high WITH the bobbins […]

The new work table . . .

My super handy hubby has built me a new, smaller work table. This one is 26″ wide by 40″ long and only 27″ high. A book I was reading the other day on designing your sewing room said that having a table too big for your arms to reach across is basically a waste of […]

Beading By Machine

In spite of the fact that it’s brown, this is one of my favorite tops. I don’t have to wear a necklace with it if I don’t want to. It’s “pre-decorated” with all these cool little metal beads and discs sewn right onto the shirt. I would love to create some more shirts like this […]

How to use a tailor’s clapper

Here I use a Tailor’s Clapper to help smooth princess seams I’m pressing while constructing a grey, wool jacket.   At the bottom of this picture, you can see the curled princess seam I need to press open on this jacket. I’m using an iron set to “Wool” and lots of steam. I need to […]

Mom’s Vintage White Sewing Machine

    Vintage White 782 Sewing Machine I am totally thrilled today. My mom taught me to sew when I was a little kid. I learned on the White model 782 sewing machine pictured above. Mom died unexpectedly in 1997. Our family kind of “fell apart” that day. Since then, I’ve become more and more […]

If I could have only one pair of scissors . . .

Most sewing enthusiasts have numerous scissors. It’s always nice to have a pair handy to snip those stray threads when needed and they don’t need to be fancy or expensive to do that. When I have some little thing to snip in the sewing room, I’ve noticed that I usually reach for the same pair […]

“Vintage” Sewing Tips

I just read through these and even after 20+ years of sewing, there were only a few I’d heard of before. I found some great tips that I’m sure I’ll use. Go check it out for yourself!

Guest Bloggers Wanted

Do you have something to share? Maybe a project you’ve completed, a favorite construction method, a great sewing tip, a favorite sewing-related website, a great sewing book or dvd, or anything sewing-related at all? If you are interested in becoming a guest blogger on my blog, just send me an e-mail with a summary of […]