Last Minute Gift Ideas

I thought you might like some ideas for Christmas presents for those who you know who sew. And I may be talking about you! Here are a few ideas in various price ranges from lowest to highest price: 1. How about some cute and practical flower head pins? These are great for all kinds of…

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Liquid Stitch

Do you get lots of sewing related items in your stocking each year? My husband puts all sorts of them in mine… bless his heart. This year, I got this: I have to admit that when I first pulled it out of there, I thought to myself: “When will I ever use this?” My husband…

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Magnetic Pin Cushions

It took me years to realize how great magnetic pin cushions are. I had used the old stuffed “tomato” pin cushion during my youthful sewing years. Remember these?             I still use one for my needles as you can see. That way, I can see the eye of each needle at a…

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Rolled Hems

This is a close up of a rolled hem:                 You’ll find them on prom dresses, wedding dresses, casual dresses, skirts and men’s shirt tails. In fact, they are found on all sorts of garments made from all sorts of fabrics. You can make a rolled hem “by hand”.…

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Get Yourself a Mini Iron

My friend Sharon has a special knack for getting me the perfect gifts for my birthday and Christmas. She seems to know exactly what I need. Maybe it’s because she’s a seamstress too. Mostly, it’s because she is thoughtful and generous. One of these great gifts was this mini iron:     They are perfect…

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Rotary Cutters and Mats

I just love my rotary cutter. Do you have one?                   They are so sweet. They make your sewing life a breeze. Also your quilting life. They are like a pizza cutter, only for fabric.                   They are easy…

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Let’s Alter Some Scarves

A dear friend of mine had a bone marrow transplant for cancer and is in remission. She lost all her hair from chemo and it’s growing back. In the meantime, she is wearing scarves over her wigs and wants the scarves altered. Here is the collection that I need to alter:        …

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Seam Gauge….Do you have one?

This is a seam gauge. Do you have one? If not, you really should buy one. They are essentially mini rulers. They are 6 or 6 1/2 inches long, depending on the manufacturer. For small measurements, they are so easy to maneuver…much easier than a 12″ ruler, yardstick or measuring tape. And, they have a little…

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Seam Rippers

Do you have a seam ripper? If you sew, you really need one. We all make mistakes and these help correct that human element in sewing. There are various types of seam rippers. For those of you who have never used one, slip the pointed edge under a stitch and gently lift the stitch and cut it.…

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