2017: the year to FOCUS!

January 4, 2017

Happy New Year! I have the sense of a wonderfully renewed spirit in my sewing room! Even though it is a new year this won’t be a blog about “resolutions”. I don’t know about you, but I can never manage to keep them anyway—seems life is always throwing curve balls into my plans. It won’t be […]

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We Love Men Who Sew!

December 12, 2016

I have been neglecting the blog and I didn’t mean to. I felt I had nothing noteworthy to post. My sewing has been routine (at least in my world) and I had to play “catch-up” on some things due to a family member’s bit of an emergency. All is well now, so my mind has […]

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The Story Behind the Notions Story – Fall 2016

October 11, 2016

Guest post by Anne Marie Soto, editor of Notions, the ASG publication available with membership in the American Sewing Guild   A subscription to Notions magazine is one of the members-only benefits of belonging to ASG. If you are reading this blog and aren’t an ASG member, I hope that this peek into its contents will inspire […]

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How to Approach a Yoked Shirt Reconstruction–part 4 of 4

August 8, 2016

Note: click on each picture to be taken to a larger view in a new tab. This is the final installment of the 4-part reconstruction of a yoked shirt for our daughter’s friend. In this section you’ll learn the steps to finish topstitching the shirt front and re-assembling the shirt to look about as good as […]

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How to Approach a Yoked Shirt Reconstruction–part 3 of 4

August 3, 2016

The stitching on the band could have been done with a zipper foot for the machine, but this machine does not have a zipper foot that could work around the snaps while stitching–this machine also has a stationary needle with no other options for the needle position. Your machine may have a zipper foot (with needle […]

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The Story Behind the Notions Story-Summer 2016

July 28, 2016

Guest post by Anne Marie Soto, editor of Notions, the ASG publication available with membership in the American Sewing Guild  Ruffles are one of the easiest ways to add your own personal touch to a sewing project. They are a beautiful addition to both fashion and home décor items. And their flirty personality goes well […]

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How to Approach a Yoked Shirt Reconstruction–part 2 of 4

July 26, 2016
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How to Approach a Yoked Shirt Reconstruction–4 part series

July 20, 2016

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Buttons need a “Shank”

June 23, 2016

The other day I had a little request to “re-sew” buttons on a fly front of a pair of utility pants. The buttons have four holes and I did see one button that did have the threads missing from one hole-set. So, I fixed that, returned the pants and got the question, “Did you fix […]

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Let’s “Connect” at Conference!

June 9, 2016

I’m so excited to be able to share something new for conference this year! Would you like to: Be able to know the spot to meet friends for lunch? Know when the fashion show will be? Share your thoughts about a class you took? Know what’s happening each day? Know where your favorite vendor booth […]

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