Monthly Archives: December 2013






Getting Started: Patterns & Tutorials!


Everything Your Mama Made & More!

A huge advantage to the digital age is that we are no longer limited to the ‘Big3/4′ tissue patterns you find in stores.  Not only are their unlimited numbers of free tutorials but there are also many eBooks or .pdf patterns you can download & print off at home instantly!  There are also great books that offer a variety of patterns as well as other sewing & technique information.

EBOOKS & .PDFS: I will say the one down side to eBooks is anyone can write them and they are NOT created equally!  Even though I now design, write & sell my own I still purchase from other designers & shops.  What I personally do & recommend is always google first to make sure their isn’t a free tutorial already out there that offers just as much if not more then the paid pattern (there is at times). Then I read the description…

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Getting Started: Fabric & Notions!


Everything Your Mama Made & More!

Now that I have talked about supplies I wanted to move on to the fun stuff :).  If you have seen the pictures from back when I last had a truly clean sewing room or if you have seen my fabric board on Pinterest you can tell I have a love for fabric!  I will say to get started you do NOT need hundreds of yards of fabric on wall to wall floor to ceiling shelving!    That being said if you are a bargain shopper or live in a rural location (which I am both) where you can’t  just run to the fabric store you will find you want to stock up here & there.


QUALITY: Not all fabric is created equal!  I grew up sewing with the cheapest stuff I could find on sale, we were poor & that was what we could afford.  When I became an…

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