Simple Tote Bag Pattern

This simple tote bag pattern is perfect for mass production or beginners. We made one for each our Girl Scouts bridging up to Brownies. This would be a great project for any beginning sewer and even a wonderful troop activity, there are many places that will rent out their sewing rooms for an hour or… Continue reading Simple Tote Bag Pattern

CHECK YOUR GAUGE and other hard lessons learned.

Yesterday I learned a hard lesson, a very hard lesson. Learned it so well, in fact, that unless due to circumstances beyond my control, I will never, ever be forgetting it. I mean, I know that the words CHECK YOUR GAUGE, are important, they are almost always all capitalized. However, I never found them necessary… Continue reading CHECK YOUR GAUGE and other hard lessons learned.

Tea Towels…part one: Homemade applique decoration.

I love tea towels. I adore tea towels, I vow never to buy another dish towel and to only use tea towels for the rest of my life. I will still make some dish towels, occasionally, when the fabric presents itself. Beyond that though, all tea towels, all the time. I have yet to make… Continue reading Tea Towels…part one: Homemade applique decoration.