Tag Archives: sewing

Donating Old Sewing Supplies

I was at my local Salvation Army the other day — they have the best prices in town for dresses, you know — and I wondered suddenly why I hadn’t seen any sewing patterns there.  So I asked.  The answer?  … Continue reading

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How to Create a Sewing Pattern Inventory Database

I am pleased to announce that, after hours of research and experimentation, I have finally found what I consider to be the perfect solution to my years-old question of “how do I organize my sewing patterns??” The quick answer: Evernote.  … Continue reading

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Making Your Own Jeans — Not As Difficult As You Thought

I finished my first-ever custom made pair of jeans tonight! (They were finished enough to wear last weekend — pictured — but I hemmed them up a little more and added the rivets tonight.) Here are some tips, if you’re … Continue reading

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A Tour of the Sewing Room, Part 3

Here’s the conclusion to our little sewing room tour — if you missed parts 1 and 2, they are here and here.  In this episode, while we’ll be discussing a few last tools, we’ll also discuss some sewing room organization.  … Continue reading

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“But It’s a Good Shirt!” — An Apparel Autopsy

My good little sister, Lauren, brought me a J.Crew shirt the other day.  “My roommate threw it away because it ripped,” she explained. “I know it’s the fabric, not the stitching in the seam, but is there a way to … Continue reading

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A Tour of the Sewing Room, Part 2

Today we’re going to continue the tour of my favorite sewing tools. If you missed the first installment, it’s right here. Correct and careful pressing is one of the most important parts of sewing. (Which is why I almost had … Continue reading

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