1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing machines, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Back again! Are you bored with me yet?

That's good, because it looks like I'm only getting started ... seems like I have been bitten by the "bag bug" and have made another.  My sister gave me a box of upholstery fabric (the cat "Sophie" is all mine) and I made my first bag with fabrics from it, my tote bag, which I… Continue reading Back again! Are you bored with me yet?

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, I made it!! 2018, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 2)

I have really been enjoying this project!  My inspiration was the Sallie Tomato Zippy Crossbody Bag.  I started it last post here and finished it just this week. There weren't many details to finish it off.  Let me show you how I did it ... I sewed in my D-rings for my strap between my two… Continue reading I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 2)

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Bag Making, Fabrics, Sewing, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 1)

I used to buy more bags than clothes.  Every time I walked past a bag shop I would stop in.  After "just stopping in" a few days in a row, I'd finally buy what I had been looking at.  Now that I think about it, I pretty much always bought bags with the same "insides"… Continue reading I have to have the perfect Zippered Crossbody bag … (Part 1)

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Activewear, Fabrics, Pants, Sewing, sewing machine feet, Sewing machines, sewing patterns, Singer sewing machines, Vintage Sewing Machines, VSM

Amber is put to work …

Perhaps you remember my Singer 421G, a convertible free arm sewing machine made in Germany in 1954.  "Amber" for short!  Since purchasing Amber, she has received a good cleaning and oiling, and I took apart her tension assembly and put her back together again.  She runs smoothly now with a nice stitch. I love the sound she… Continue reading Amber is put to work …

DESIGNIN' DECEMBER, Sewing, Sewing Challenges, Skirts

DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! First to Cross the Finish Line!

Today, I have the first to cross the finish line in the DESIGNIN' DECEMBER Challenge!  Let me introduce you to Linda of Remake Remodel Recycle! On her blog Linda has showed us her DESIGNER GARMENT ... A collection of floral’s from Milan Fashion Week! AND HER COPY! I am always in awe of "refashions".  I use fabric,… Continue reading DESIGNIN’ DECEMBER! First to Cross the Finish Line!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

It really is BLACK!

Honestly, why is BLACK so difficult to photograph?  It must just suck in all the light around it!  Anyway... I have finished my 4th pair of pants, black ones, after spending extensive time with the muslin and making three pairs after that.  I thought my blue pair was my favourite - best fitting and lovely fabric.  Those… Continue reading It really is BLACK!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

Betcha by Golly ya thought it was gonna be about a UFO!

You know how it is.  You finish a garment and there is something that is not quite right about it.  So you put it aside for later... and there it sits. Two weeks ago, I posted about my finished blue pants.  The only problem is that I sewed the invisible zipper in too close and… Continue reading Betcha by Golly ya thought it was gonna be about a UFO!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, I made it!! 2015, Pants, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

The Good News … and the Bad News.

The Good News ... I'm feeling better, even though my nose doesn't.  I felt good enough to spend most of this weekend sewing.  Yippee!  You might remember, I left off with the slash pockets being completed on my third pair of pants (out of the four I want to make for myself).  Gotta love that RTW… Continue reading The Good News … and the Bad News.

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Craftsy courses, Fabrics, Pants, sewing courses, sewing patterns

In a panic for pants (trousers)!

Hello again!  Here I am!  The real thing! My RTW Fast year is close to ending and I am still filling in the gaps in my handmade wardrobe.  There is still time left to sew up some pants for myself though - I would love to have a pair of black, blue and brown pants… Continue reading In a panic for pants (trousers)!

1000 Things to Do with a Sewing Machine, Coats, Craftsy courses, Indie sewing patterns, Sewing, sewing courses, sewing patterns

It’s better with interfacing.

As you might remember, I have been working on my Motor City Express Jacket, which I started here and here.  I received this pattern when I purchased the Craftsy course "Sew Better, Sew Faster: Smart Construction".  (I just love it when the courses I want go on sale!)  I am so looking forward to wearing my… Continue reading It’s better with interfacing.