Sometimes I think that every time I sew a pocket, I come up with a different way to do it! But it’s not just indecision. Its (usually) improvement or adjusting a design specifically for the need at hand. Like the lined zipper pocket that I made for the apron (with the secret earbud cord porthole). […]
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Sewing an earbud cord porthole is similar to making a bound buttonhole or welt pocket, only easier. Just apply a facing to the area where you want the porthole, stitch, slash, turn, and press. That’s it in a nutshell. Even if you are unfamiliar with this process, and the sewing lingo, I think my explanation […]
I discovered some years ago that one key to getting more sewing done was to have at least one little corner where I could keep my sewing machine set up. Part of the challenge, however, was that this corner was often subject to relocation. This meant that I had to organize my supplies with compact […]
Ah, dancing! Where you fling your legs, skirts go flying, and body heat glows. Thankfully, I have saved my older patterns, so was easily able to locate a McCalls pattern 9519 (Found it here on etsy for you; the number has apparently been used for more than one pattern). I used view D, shown in […]
I needed to sew a jewelry travel case, or pouch, and fast. In the past, I have been so low budget as to wrap my earrings, necklaces, and bracelets in tissue paper, then pop them into a multi-sectioned plastic case. On this night before travel there were two main problems. The biggest was that I […]
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Melody’s Life Savings
No one wants to hear that their child is sick - and the word 'cancer' is even worse. Written by her mother, Melody's Life Savings is the true story of the family's journey together during the illness and the impact of Melody's small legacy. Excerpts from Melody's journals and personal correspondence are included.