Category Archives: Sewing

Cosmetics and Jewelry Case

My daughter actually ASKED me to make her something! She needed a cosmetic and jewelry case that would work for traveling and for the dorm room. We visited The Stash and she selected a Stars and Moon Face fabric.  A … Continue reading

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Black and White and Carried All Over…

My sister travels.  A lot. So for Christmas, I wanted to make her a Carry-On Bag that met her needs using the Scrap Bag Bag Pattern.  Christmas came and went and as sometimes happens, the gift was not completed in … Continue reading

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A Manly, but still Secure, Luggage Tag

Colorful Secure Luggage Tags were the gifts of the 2014 Christmas Season. However, even the added level of security they provide could not convince my husband to attach something that colorful to his dark masculine (AKA:  boring) luggage. So he … Continue reading

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Environmentally Sensitive Sewing

Being an environmental engineer in my other life, I have decided we needlartists are an environmentally sensitive group… Reduce – We only buy only what we need! (can’t even say that with a straight face!) Reuse –  In a word … Continue reading

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Tilton Tunic goes to college…

Vogue 8876 is another pattern with interesting lines from Marcy Tilton. I d0 not need a dress – I do need another logo top – with longer sleeves. The cold season has descended and all the previously sewn sleeveless and … Continue reading

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Stash Couture Coat – Vogue 8933 Modified

When traveling to the frozen tundra (an admitted exaggeration, but it is 70 degrees warmer here), a coat is a necessity. The pattern selected was Vogue 8933 with its lean, uncluttered lines. Found a 3 yard piece of  suit weight … Continue reading

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Long Sleeved Vogue 8854

Vogue 8854 pattern has been used and reused, but this is the first long-sleeved version. The fabric is a polyester knit faux-lace that spoke to me screamed my name during a recent interfacing shopping run to the Fabric-Store-that-Shall-Not-be-Named. It was fairly … Continue reading

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Lighten Up Pillow Transformation Part 2

What do two beautiful pillows and a Bedskirt need? More pillows… All were sewn from Stash fabrics.  A 40″ remnant in a coordinating blue/bold polyester damask was just the right size for two bed pillow covers. The damask designs on … Continue reading

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Bedskirt with Wrap Around Pleats

The first Lighten Up Project was a Bedskirt. Two requirements – it needed to fall to within 1″ of the floor and hang close to the bedposts the corners (space under the bed is storage – but no need to … Continue reading

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Lighten Up Pillow Transformation 1

Nothing adds light and reflective textures to a cave better than silk damask! The first layer of pillows has been completed.  In the cave these 26″ square pillows were covered in a black/brown paisley. The Lighten Up Project has transformed … Continue reading

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