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Dec 30 2014

We are happy to announce that we have added two new patterns to our collection!  #142 is a bishop bubble and #143 is an updated version of our popular bishop dress pattern which now includes a angel sleeve.  Both patterns include clear instructions and illustrations, along with a […]

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Dec 12 2014

This is a project that you might already have all the supplies you need on hand.  It is also a quick and easy project with very little machine sewing.  Since Grandda was more than happy to donate a necktie for the project, I chose the Christmas tie that […]

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Nov 19 2014

Bow ties are a quick and easy project and suitable for whatever mood you are in!  Only a bit of fabric, ribbon, and Velcro are needed.  Grandda was more than willing to donate his old Christmas tie for the project and was quite proud of how well it […]

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Sep 4 2014

I have always loved sewing with plaids.  Just a few things need to be kept in mind in order to have a successful sewing experience.  First of all, take a close look at the pattern of the fabric.  The way the fabric is pictured the white stripe is […]

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Jul 9 2014

Before pleaters for smocking became popular in the mid 1980’s, we pleated the fabric by hand. Since recent changes in the sewing industry have made pleaters harder to find, it is time to look back at this method. Patterns that called for smocking had dots that were transferred to the […]

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Jul 1 2014

#132 For hot summer days, what could be cooler than a white pique’ sunsuit?  The design for the hand embroidered puppy is included in the pattern. Michie’

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May 15 2014

When laying out a pattern, the grain of the fabric will have the stripes running up and down. While in an upscale boutique I spotted the stripes on the yoke running horizontal.  My first thought was, “That is wrong.”  My second thought was, “That is different, and I […]

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Mar 3 2014

I can’t resist sharing the smocking design for these sweet baby bunnies.  A simple old fashioned look without overpowering your special little one.  Click here for the free down loadable design for the the straight yoke version, and here for the bishop style. I would love to hear […]

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Jan 9 2014

Before embroidery sewing machines were available, I enjoyed adding simple applique’s to my children’s outfits using a few basic tools.  A scrap of fabric, machine embroidery thread, “Heat n Bond”, and a heart shaped cookie cutter were all that were needed for this simple heart.  I set the […]

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Jan 3 2014

The “Tiny Hearts” smocking design works up quickly and is perfect  for those new to picture smocking. Click here for the free down loadable design. A few sketches just to get your creative juices flowing.  I’m leaning toward the jumper for our girl and I just happen to […]

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