Sep 20 2017

We had been trying to arrange a trip back to The Sewing Room, but sadly we just couldn’t get our schedules worked out.  And so, off to the computer I went to fabric shop.  I ordered my fabric on Thursday during my lunch break on the back porch […]

Read More
Aug 23 2017

We celebrated the first week of the kids being back in school with a girl’s outing.  Although we never need an excuse to shop for fabric, one kid will need a few things for first grade dress up days so we were on our way.  Tiffany, Anna and […]

Read More
Aug 17 2017

We love Liberty of London fabric and The Sewing Room has a new shipment fresh off of the plane!  We are already planning another shopping trip there in the next few weeks and if our plans get delayed I’ll be doing my shopping online. Which is your favorite?  […]

Read More
Apr 20 2017

This year our 6 year old asked for a puffy skirt and sash for Easter.  Always aiming to please, I was thrilled with a simple request and Tiffany had already purchased the perfect fabric from The Sewing Room.  I used a basic yoke dress pattern for the dress […]

Read More
Apr 11 2017

Today let’s answer a couple of buttonhole questions.  First of all, these are recommendations not rules.  The tradition of which side the buttonhole goes on can be traced back to European gentlemen when buttonhole placement took into consideration what was most convenient for their valet.  So, if you […]

Read More
Apr 3 2017

Buttonholes… the final step when finishing your garment and for many of us the most dreaded.  Why is that?  Well, for one thing there is a lot of room for error even with our modern machines.  Here are a couple of hints to help take the anxiety out […]

Read More
Mar 13 2017

  Sometimes you nearly cry when your favorite pink jumper has gotten too short.  The jumper was brought to me to see if I had a solution.  There was no hem left, we eliminated that in the Fall when we went to a tiny hem and used the large […]

Read More
Feb 13 2017

I must admit that I have a weakness for vintage sewing books.  I love the older projects and a basic book that has separate chapters for things such as “Seams” and “Buttonholes.”  There is something refreshing about a reference book that assumes you know nothing and attempts to […]

Read More
Feb 10 2017

My announcement of finally getting a new serger generated a few questions and request for updates on my progress with a new machine.  You either know me well or I suspect we are all alike and are a bit intimidated by our new purchases.  Fear of getting it […]

Read More
Jan 10 2017

I always start the new year with visions of being more organized.  One of my goals for this year is to learn more about my sewing machine and serger. Maybe knowing where the presser feet are and their names is a good place to start.  My solution? Pill […]

Read More