Tag Archives: Sewing

A Hedgehog for Hazel

When I accompanied Mabel to the State History Fair a couple of weeks ago,  we stopped at a nearby quilt shop and I bought enough of this fabric to make a simple skirt for Hazel, who loves to wear skirts. Then later … Continue reading

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How to do a turned-under edge on a homemade patch or applique

I’m stuck at home with an eye infection today, and since my day was already ruined I figured it was a perfect time to do boring mending. And while I’m at it, I thought I’d share the technique I used. … Continue reading

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Summer sewing with kids

Yesterday I wanted to look in a fabric store and I had all my kids with me. I told them to put their hands in their pockets and not touch anything, but that if they saw anything they really loved … Continue reading

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Smocking and sewing projects, then and now

I think it’s been over a year since I started this. Finally it’s starting to take shape. Fortunately, it’s looking like it might still fit Mabel, especially if I find a way to add a little length to the skirt. … Continue reading

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Simple t-shirt refashion–narrower shoulders

This didn’t go quite as quickly as I’d have liked, mainly because I started with one idea in mind and switched to something else, but if I were to do it again it would go faster. Initially I wanted to … Continue reading

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It feels like a small miracle when I find some time to sew

This is from Ottobre Design magazine 03/2008, design 35.  I added fabric ties instead of a zipper in back, and made it one size up so it will fit for a while. Mabel used to dislike most of the patterns … Continue reading

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Linen Ottobre dress with free motion embroidery

This pattern is #18 from Ottobre Design 03/2008.  (Ottobre, which means “October” in Italian, is a Finnish pattern magazine, which can be found here.) The above image is from the magazine.  I loved the two coordinating linen fabrics but didn’t … Continue reading

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