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! _____________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4-18-13  Brook writes... I am making a sort of tight sheath dress in a stretch
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Twist Wrap Cover-Up

I'm always on the look-out for quick & EZ garments to sew, and this one is SIMPLE<  SIMPE< SIMPLE!!!    Fabric:  2 yards of 45" (could be wider if desire and fabric comes wider) soft fabric.  The 'Twist Wrap" I purchased ($10)  was a poly sheer print. [caption id="attachment_2316" align="aligncenter" width="225"] Simple strapped holes at each upper end...[/caption] [caption id="attachment_2328" align="aligncenter" width="138"] EZ Twist Cover-Up. Slip arms through opposite loops at
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I Never Dreamt….

I NEVER DREAMT.....that this 'fun' sewing I was engrossed in last couple of months....would turn into a new Talking Pattern™!!   However, as I kept sharing the garments in my travels, and the pics on social media, I was always asked:  "When will I be able to buy the How-To's in a pattern?"  So I thought - it will just be a quick Blog - or at the most a
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Felted Interfacing Disintegrates with Wear

As I am working on a Textiles Class AND using one of my Mom's favorite shirts in my UpCycle Memento T's,  I am reminded to share what I learned from a Professor in my degree work years ago from her thesis paper...which was all about how 'felted' interfacing does NOT hold up in garments.  By 'felted', I mean those to which there is no woven or knitted actual construction.  Rather,
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‘Creative’ Quotes

In my 'cleaning out' lately, I uncovered my 'Rag' newsletters from the late and wonderful Lois Ericson.  I have no idea if the quotes without authors cited are her original quotes or not, but I at least wanted to make that possibility obvious.  My plans are to write these all over one of my new 'Up-Cycle Memento Tops' .... but for that to happen, I'll have to move my 'work'
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Name Help for new Up-Cycle T’ Knit Top Pattern

I'm deep into 'tender up-cycling' of family garments into tops I can wear. This shirt was one of my mom's favorites. See my 'Memento T' on a purchased raspberry T-Shirt.  I've convinced myself that my design and sewing/embellishment techniques can add to this genre of sewing...so I've decided to make it all into a new Talking Pattern.™   While there are many variables to this type of sewing, complete directions
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Seamstress Work in Acts of the Apostles

[caption id="attachment_2285" align="aligncenter" width="322"] Early 'Sewing Bee' - Priscilla, Aquilla and Paul making tents.[/caption] I absolutely LOVE to read historical fiction - especially Biblical Historical Fiction.  In my quiet time in the mornings, I'm reading through 'The Greatest Faith Ever Known' by Fulton Oursler (1953).  This reading is particularly perfect as I'm watching the series A.D. The Bible Continues on Sunday  nights - NBC. While I have some reservations about
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Logantex Knit Fabrics – My Favorites!

I'm often asked , "WHERE do you get the fabrics for your knit tops?"  My answer:  here and there and everywhere, but two of my absolute FAVORITE fabrics are from Logantex Fabrics.  Watch for them in your stores (yes, I even found some at Walmart one time!), encourage your quilt shops to add just these 2 knits and 'see' if they sell - as I bet they will!  Find them
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Teaching Kids to Sew – Londa’s Techniques & Projects

Teaching Kids to sew is SEW Rewarding!
  [caption id="attachment_2263" align="alignleft" width="150"] Alexa had a great time - see this precious picture she made me![/caption] [caption id="attachment_2260" align="alignleft" width="150"] Christy (and her wonderful Mom) crafted this memento I'll ALWAYS treasure![/caption]   In preparation for an upcoming move/downsizing in the next year, I'm 'cleaning out'.  My heart ached, some tears flowed,  and TEACHING KIDS 2 SEW AGAIN got put on my 'Bucket List'  when I came across precious
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Travel SAFE – ID ON your person!

A friend that travels internationally a lot shared with me her travel wallet back in January - citing that men have their wallets ON them - which makes for EZ identification in case of disaster or medical need.  However, us women lug around a purse.  Think of the AMTRAK disaster of last night - have you heard of all the purses flying around?  On top of all the stress, many
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Slip-Stitch the ‘Sidewalk’ Way….

https://youtu.be/Lo5TPf151cE This stitch is used SEW often!  As I watched  an online class this weekend in my 'down time' after a busy Mother's Day (while hubby was doing the doses!), I thought - "I should share my 'sidewalk method'.... SEW here it is for you! View it - try it - teach it! AND .... of course - SHARE it!


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