The Art of the French Seam

There is a fine elegance that can be achieved when making handmade clothing, that cannot be found in department store garments. Unless you are fortunate enough to be able to afford Giorgio Armani, Chanel or DKNY, you will not find quality in the vast array of clothing on the market today. The apparel industry is…

The Making of Fine Linen Dish Towels

Some people shy away from sewing with linen because they believe that it requires special handling or tools to create with it. Uncertainty tends to keep textile artists from utilizing this fabric. So I thought I would show how easy it is to sew with 100% linen and what a rewarding experience it really is. Before…

Completing Unfinished Projects

I have been working hard completing unfinished projects this week. First was to cut up some of the old cotton clothing that has been sitting in my “to be cut up” pile for a while now. I like to reuse whenever I can so the buttons went into my button jar and the fabric went…

Like Grandma Use To Do

When faced with a new sewing project, many people, with their color swatches in hand, look on the internet or browse through bolts of fabric at their favorite fiber supply store. They may even purchase special cutting devices, templates, rulers, threads, pressure feet, the list just goes on. I am not that way, at all.…