Sewing Question? Ask Londa!

I’ve been sewing for…oh my gosh…47 years!  And, 40 of that in a professional role.  I LOVE to sew!  That being said…I have lots of knowledge to share. Whatever your sewing question…I’ll gladly answer – or at least give it my best try!!!  Just COMMENT below, and I’ll answer just as soon as possible! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ […]

Shirred T’Shirt Tunic

I love to be inspired by ready-to-wear.  This shirred top ‘spoke’ to me enough to purchase it down in Houston last fall.  It is commercial chain looper shirring up the center, through v neckline to the shoulder, and up the sides.  3 rows in each location, then seamed wrong sides together at center front and […]

Men’s Shirt Components

These wonderful men’s shirt components display are from a great store in downtown San Francisco when my hubby and I were there during Bernina University in June 2013. I do so appreciate the detail and workmanship in men’s shirts! The unique store was in an old bank and this display was in the vault! IMHO […]

History of Dorcas Societies – A Valentine for Sewing Women

In my quiet time this Valentine’s morning, I read in The Greatest Faith Ever Known by Fulton Ousler the following – his interpretation and added treasures to our scripture found in Acts 9:32-43 “And in Joppa there was a certain disciple named Tabitha, which by interpretation is called Dorcas.”  The news of Peter’s healing of […]

MORE Elastic Thread Technique

Preparing for both my new DVD set on sewing knits, ‘STRETCHING YOUR KNIT SEWING KNOW-HOW‘ AND a new episode for It’s Sew Easy Series 900 on Elastic Thread, I’ve learned even MORE since my last post!  Below is a chambray (woven) peasant-type top I designed.  It features cover hems at the sleeves and lower hemline, a bias edge/casing at the neckline, […]

Genesis PLUS NEW Talking Pattern release

  Genesis is now PLUS!my newest Talking Pattern™ arrives January 2, 2015 in printed format Available NOW in electronic delivery *Includes creation of double knit as well as on sweatshirt base *Offers a wide range of fit across the jacket front from the addition of the center front/neckline bands. *Directions include adding length at either the yoke […]

2015 Sewing Retreats with Londa

Creative Sewing Get-Away  Danville, IL  april 22-26, 2015  Stitch  until your heart is content – or your brain is dead…  Chat, visit, sleep, shop (Londa’s goodies AND a full-fledged quilt shop!  Make great new girlfriends who are passionate about creative sewing.  I have a few machines I can let you use, or the retreat center […]

How to Use Pattern Templates – Londa’s Terrific ‘T’ Knit Top

I’ve just published a NEW wonderful BASIC KNIT TOP  Talking Pattern™!  I did so because I just couldn’t find EVERYTHING I wanted in one pattern, and since the rest of my ‘Top Priorities’ knit pattern line all show great, EZ  techniques/changes to a basic knit top pattern to create many different looks, I decided to […]

Trim Up Towels…Quick & EZ!

We are starting to ‘spruce up’ our family home in preparation for down-sizing sometime in the future.  Since wallpaper is now ‘out’, my hubby surprised me by stripping the paper in the bathroom on our first level while I was gone on my last business trip!    That being done,  I had to ‘take action’. […]

Londa’s Hints for Shirring with Elastic Thread

FAtter Stretchrite or Singer Brand thread at the top works better than Dritz thread - skinnier - at the bottom.  Nothing but the thread changed in this test.

   ELASTIC THREAD LESSONS One of the most fun things to do in sewing is to ‘master’ your own sewing machine to ‘do fun stuff’!  I am constantly amazed at all the ‘authorities’ out there in magazines, on You-Tube, and blogs who post and write as if the way they have ‘figured it out’ and […]

Londa’s Fly Front Zipper Application

VERY Hidden Fly Front Zipper

LONDA’S OWN FLY FRONT ZIPPER APPLICATION   As stated at the beginning, this application has been made FREE and utilized in social marketing to market the amazing value of my Talking Patterns™.  For the talking instructions for this application, please go to this FREE Gallery: There you will Find ALL the photographs AND my talking […]

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