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How to Make Fabric Bins

How to Make Fabric Bins

I've been wanting to make some bins to store items in my kitchen for quiet some time. I had the perfect spot where I could put four bins-5 1/2 inch square, finished size. I found the perfect fabric at Joann's, where I purchased one yard of my chosen fabric and one yard of lining fabric in a contrast color. Since I was using these bins in the...

How to Sew a Simple Skirt

How to Sew a Simple Skirt

My new favorite skirt pattern is from Simplicity, pattern number W6762. This is one of those patterns I bought forever ago, but never got around to making anything out of it. I had bought a gorgeous piece of material with the intentions of making a dress, but after much debate as to which pattern to use, I decided to do a skirt and blouse...

I Love My New Brother SE400

I Love My New Brother SE400

I got the best birthday present ever this year in the way of the Brother SE400 Embroidery & Sewing Machine. I loved my old machine, but it didn't do embroidery and I was wanting to add a little something different to my projects.  After doing lots of research as to what the best models were for the right price, I decided on the Brother...

How to Loom Knit a Child’s Hat

How to Loom Knit a Child’s Hat

I have done several hates on the round looms and they have never turned out. They have all had a wide spacing at the last and first stitch. So I went out and bought some new lots thinking the looms were the problem instead of the looser. I purchased the kb Hat Loom, set it up for the child size hat with all the pegs for that size and went to...

Dress Sewing for Little Girls

Dress Sewing for Little Girls

On the 18th of June my granddaughter Madison turned 2. We celebrated her birthday the following weekend. I was puzzled as to what to do for her this year and after much contemplation I finally decided to do some sewing.  It's been a while since I have sewn for a toddler, but I ended up doing a couple dresses and a short set. I made the shorts...