Saturday, May 26, 2007
Wednesday, May 23, 2007
I am ready for some new fabric! I have almost used all of my flip flop fabric and am ready for a new design.
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
* FREE SHIPPING* with coupon code WELCOME
I found this link to Hancock Fabrics where they are offering free shipping to first time customers. I had never seen this before. I am not a huge fan of Hancock Fabrics because I find there website is not so user friendly and I don't like the way they hand out coupons but in small print they say it is only for non sale items and they give these coupons out when everything in the store is on sale! It just doesn't make sense to me. However, I do still shop there on occasion and My Man did give me a gift card from Hancock Fabrics for Mother's Day. I am just disappointed in this store.
Wednesday, May 9, 2007
I was looking on online and came across some wonderful tutorials. Here is one on Sew, Mama, Sew Blog:
Tuesday, May 8, 2007
Friday, May 4, 2007
This is the Chelsea Tote Purse made in a different fabric. I found this pic on LazyGirlDesigns Blog.
Thursday, May 3, 2007
Wash and iron.
My mom is a perfectionist when she does something. Me, I am not! I like to dive into it, get to it and get it done, and voila I am finished. However, I have learned with sewing that if I want a beautifully finished sewing project that I must do it right from the beginning. So before starting a sewing project, make sure you wash your fabric following the washing guidelines of your particular fabric. I once spent several days making three lined dresses for my daughters only to have the main outer fabric shrink smaller than the lining on all three dresses. Arghhhhh! Oh how I wished I would have taken the time to wash and dry my fabric before sewing.
My other sewing tip is to take the time to iron your sewing project along the way. I love quick satisfaction when I sew and I like to see it finished so quick that I would skip ironing the seams before sewing and this makes for actually an uneven dress. When I finally slowed down and started taking my time and taking the time to iron did I start seeing my sewing projects look so finely finished!
Posted by SewSensible at 5/03/2007 04:16:00 PM