• 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.

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Sensible Fashion Advice for Plus Sized Women

Aside from finding clothes, or making them, that actually fit and flatter, many plus sized women face another unique challenge. We don’t look at ourselves objectively. I can’t look in the mirror and decide if an outfit looks good or not. Perhaps it’s because I don’t like the way I look so much that I […]

Can bras be made by home sewists?

While my favorite garments to sew are blazer-type jackets, my 2nd favorite has to be bras. A few years ago, I took a bra-making course in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. In the class, each participant was measured carefully for a bra and was able to purchase a set of patterns drafted by the instructor in their […]

Can a Sewing Needle Penetrate Glass?

I came across an amazing slow-motion video this morning of a man throwing a sewing needle through a piece of glass. Although not really on topic, it’s VERY cool and you have to check it out! Scroll down to see the video . . . http://www.sewingseamsgreat.com/category/sewing-needle/

How to thread a sewing machine

Here is my video about how to thread a sewing machine. I use the White 782 machine in this video and I show you how to wind the bobbin, how to insert the bobbin into the bobbin case, and how to insert the case into the machine. Then I show you how to thread the […]

Murphy’s Laws of Sewing

I have been reading again . . . What can I say, I love the library! This book is called 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips; Top-Rated Favorites from Sewing Fans and Master Teachers by Deepika Prakash (ISBN-13: 978-1-58923-502-1), published by Creative Publishing International, Inc. in 2010. On page 8 I came across Murphy’s laws […]

The Skirt from Hell – Client Ordered

I’ve been extremely busy sewing over the last week. I had a client ask me to make a skirt for her in time for a social event. She originally wanted a two layer skirt with the outer fabric being one she’d ordered off the ‘net but that fabric didn’t arrive quickly enough so she went […]

2nd box of attachments for White 782 Sewing Machine

The same day the other box of attachments arrived in the mail, the 2nd box I’d bought off eBay also arrived. This one, I knew, was a hemmer set. The box is black in color, shows some wear, and is made of metal. Painted on the top is the word “Attachments” bordered by a scroll […]

Mono Filament Nylon Thread Explodes Bobbins

So I’m doing some custom sewing and decided to use that mono filament clear nylon thread in the bobbin of my sewing machine. I’m winding the bobbin full of this thread and, suddenly, at about 1/2 full, the top of the plastic bobbin “explodes” off the shaft of the bobbin. I had to use my […]

White Sewing Machine Attachments 1st box

  I’m so excited today. One of the two sets of sewing machine attachments that I bought off eBay arrived in the mail! This one was a “box of sewing machine junk” and the seller didn’t really know what they had! I won this auction for a mere $0.98 cents plus shipping. When I separated […]

5 Tips on Buying a Used Sewing Machine

I firmly believe that the best sewing machine for a beginner is an older or vintage sewing machine. Of course, these machines are used. They can often be found advertised in your local paper, on e-bay, on kijiji, at garage and yard sales, auction sales, or at your local sewing machine supply store. Expect to […]