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

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Fusible Pellon Grid

Work Table with Fusible Pellon

I ironed on the fusible pellon grid directly to the table top of my new work table to give me “permanent” straight lines for lining up patterns when I’m altering. Here’s how I did it: Straightened the cut end by cutting carefully along 1 line. Pinned the pellon directly into the cork table top, aligning […]

Sewing and Craft Storage

I have this wonderful little storage box in my sewing room. It actually mounts right on the wall. The little drawers are about 2″ x 3″ and about 8″ long. The drawers are clear and I’ve labeled each with its contents. The drawers are large enough to hold: packages of twill tape or bias tape […]

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 […]