archive for September 2010


Kleinformat is a new Austrian magazine about kids, design, and crafting. Each adorable cover features images from inside the magazine which double as stickers that can be peeled and used as desired. And the design inside is equally as clever and … Continue reading

bound seams

Note: today we continue the series of seam finishing tutorials by April Henry that we started last summer. Bias Binding is a strip of material cut on the bias for extra stretch and often doubled.  It is used for binding … Continue reading


Adorable, printable and free thread bobbins for your embroidery thread: wild olive Make your own gift card-holding (or other useful purpose-serving) monsters: white waxflower Waxing furniture to add age and character: design sponge Turn a paperback book into a custom … Continue reading

kids clothing week

If you needed another excuse to sew this month besides National Sewing Month, how about Kids Clothing Week? Elsie Marley is once again hosting her Kids Clothing Week Challenge, from September 20-26. See her blog for details.

making a thread chain

A thread chain has lots of uses. It can be a delicate button loop, it can take the place of the metal loop in a hook-and-eye closure, it can be used as a French tack to attach a lining to … Continue reading

music class inspiration

This Music Class skirt was sewn by IsabelDecibel, and I love how she added  contrast trim to the top of the pocket. The contrast stitching is a nice detail, too. I was thinking the contrast fabric might be a cute … Continue reading

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