A cute dress!
@hedgehog girl made this for herself today. She has to do a touch of finishing along the back and hem the bottom. It is a top & skirt. She took the basic pattern of a Mennonite dress and altered the bodice to include a sweetheart neckline, no sleeves, open back with ties, & made a fuller skirt with a large belt. It's her…
Coffee (filtering) Question
This is a bit odd but we use a camp style coffee pot and can't seem to find one that has both a good fitting lid on the pot and a basket that the lid fits well enough not to boil the grounds out of the top of the basket. The basket seem to be very short (shallow) now days with lids that just lightly sits on the top letting…
Looking for a specific sock doll pattern
I love sock dolls that are made with full socks. My oldest contacted me today and was wondering if I could find a pattern for this (not my pictures). This second one is a finished horse on Etsy. Pattern not for sale. I found a similar one (below) and it wouldn't take much to alter it to look like the above pictures (my…
I made my first ........
QUILT and BLOUSE! Yay! I am so excited! I've been on a sewing kick for the past two days and these are the results! I love sewing. Especially sewing my own clothes!
It's all about marketing
Just like Crisco did with lard, same thing happened with hankerchiefs. It was all a marketing strategy to make you believe that lard was bad and handkerchiefs were unsanitary. Not terribly difficult to make. Identical to making napkins. You can even stitch a hand rolled hem, like they do on very pricey designer scarves.…
Get a year of Craftsy Premium for $5!
In case anyone else is interested, I thought I'd share: I just signed up for a year of Craftsy Premium yesterday for $5! I am interested in learning embroidery, and they have a lot of classes on the topic, but they also offer tons of other tutorials. As far as I can tell, Craftsy Premium gives you access to all the classes…
treadle sewing machine
Does anyone have (and use) a treadle sewing machine? Do you like it? I saw one on Craigslist for $150. The brand appears to be New Home and the ad says that it needs a new belt. Could I get something like that at a machine shop? Do old machines do a straight stitch or a chain stitch? Lehman's has a modern machine with a…
Do you know how to sew? If not, would you be interested in some tutorials? What types of sewing projects would you be interested in learning to make?