Patterns for Living – Banquet/Fashion Show Program

Program Pattern Cover
Sweet Memories:  Church Mother-Daughter Banquet featuring sewing - and an "I made it" Fashion Show for the program.  My daughter was 5 back then, and I sure wish I had some pictures to share - but back then, one didn't have their 'camera' with them all of the time. I have kept this in my files since the event, in 1987.   Oh, that enough would be sewing today to be able to
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Londa’s ‘Must-Have’ Starter Sewing Notions

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Londa's 'Must-Have' Starter Sewing Notions With the beginning of a new adult class here at my Sunroom Sewing Studio, I grabbed my favorite 'have-to-have' notions off of my in-studio sales rack to show to them. I could just have easily pulled them from my personal sewing niche, as these are my 'friends' as I stitch, kinda like my Sewing Tool Belt. Knowing there are SO may sewing notions from which
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Mermaid Tail Blankets for Children & 18″ Dolls

mermaid tail blankets for child and 18" doll
These days find me doing some really FUN sewing in preparation for an up-coming Doll Sewing Class for kids. Oh my heart aches to be able to snap a picture of my 2 1/2-year old granddaughter and her 'dolly' in what I've created, but  she lives a days' drive away and her Mommy is just a little busy packing up the house to move even further away. Sew...here is a
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Cascading Hemlines and Soft Necklines as seen on It’s Sew Easy TV

Londa on It's Sew Easy set
I just posted again at my NEW Blog at the address below.  Click on it and you'll be taken directly to one of my newest episodes on It's Sew Easy TV - Series 1600. https://www.londas-sewing.com/blog/ez-cascading-necklines-hems


Super Simple Circle Cape I've had sew much fun 'knocking off' this circle cape that I invested in while teaching out in Fresno a few weeks ago! I purchased fabric for SIX of them at JoAnn Fabrics for a bit over $100 - of course, with fabric on sale. I've timed myself, and each one takes me about 70' to create, start to finish. Now that equals great gifts in
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Standing Playing Card Holder

Playing Card Holder
For young card players (and sometimes old as well!), this Holder may just be the key to hours of old-time card playing fun. It makes a great gift. Even sit down with a child to create this useful Holder. In my Wee Stitchers classes, a 6 year-old did just GREAT! The cool thing is that the plastic canvas makes it easy to achieve evenly placed stitches. STANDING PLAYING CARD HOLDER
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Londa’s Favorite Book Authors

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I love Christian fiction books. I find they enrich and grow my faith. Many know Karen Kingsbury, Francine Rivers... - but there are other, really really good ones I've come to love and that have so enriched my spiritual walk. OK - Here are my favorite Christian Fiction authors you might not know of.... The biblical authors I read and share below all seem to be very well researched. Add
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Londa’s Sewing Blog is Moving to her NEW Website

front of upcycle sewing project using mens polo shirt
Starting with today's post, my Blog will now be located at:https://www.londas-sewing.com/blog/ Read all about the design and construction of this top that transforms 2 men's collared, front tabbed polo shirts at this link at the NEW BLOG hosted at my NEW website!  https://www.londas-sewing.com/blog/new-knit-top-from-old-polo-shirt    


Abby Cadabby Wand & Hair Poufs

Grandma Sesame Street Challenge: Create... "Abby Cadabby Magic Wand and Hair Poufs for granddaughter's 2nd birthday celebration." That was my challenge.  After some online research, especially at Pinterest,  since 2 months ago I had never heard of Abby Cadabby, I found the pin below. In case you haven't heard of Abby Cadabby, Abby is a little fairy on Sesame Street.  She has stolen my granddaughter's heart, for sure.  Abby AND Elmo,
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Bobbin Work + Shirred Tie = Simple T Top

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  Bobbin Work stitched embellishment plus a shirred men's tie adorn this simple purchased men's T-Shirt for a quick and easy and UNIQUE knit top. While I was preparing to tape some up-cycle episodes for It's Sew Easy TV, this top just kinda 'happened' as an 'extra' at the very end of my creative work.  While it didn't 'make it' on the taping due to time restrictions, I love it,
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