Bobbin Work + Shirred Tie = Simple T Top

  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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Shopping 4 Fabrics ONLINE – Londa Recommends

marcy tilton photography of fabrics
Here are my FAVORITE online fabric sources since finding a good FABRIC STORE with more than just cotton quilting fabric is almost impossible these days.  Sew....if you want FINE FASHION FABRICS, I suggest you shop these: Marcy Tilton  Her fabric selection makes my heart go pitter patter.  Honestly, I can only resist because I'm frugal (hubby says I'm tight), and I must admit that I have 2 closets (well...make
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Favorite Inspiration: Soft Surroundings Catalog/Website

FUN and INSPIRATION for my own WANNA SEW list is a trip through the Soft Surroundings Catalog - that they are kind enough to (snail) mail to me!  But you can also go online to:      I like to tear out pages and keep files of ideas in my sewing studio.  Here are my  'tear-outs' from their newest catalog, some commentary, and sewing How-To's. Flip with me through
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Walking Pouch from a T-Shirt – Full Sewing Directions from Londa

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Walking Pouch from a T-Shirt Londa’s Sunroom Sewing Studio Supplies Adult T-Shirt with pocket. (For my middle hip area measuring 43”), I used an Adult Small T-shirt) - but always err on too big to start rather than too small 10” piece of Straight Fusible Stay Tape, or 1/2” wide Fusible Interfacing, or 10” strip of stay tape of some kind. Sport Elastic: cut to measure 2” less than the
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Artisan Interviews: Vintage Linens and Leather + Snoop Shopping for Inspiration

chenille baby shoes
I am so amazed at the creativity buried in us humans!  Lenore and Sophia are artisans creating clothing and accessories  - truly up-cycle at its finest.  With linens from yesteryear and animal skin.... how clever they are!  Enjoy the final 2 interviews I did with clever people at the Craft Fair held in Centennial Park in Nashville, Tn June 15-17, 2018.   In all my years of sewing, I've only ever patched with
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This n That of Interest to Sewers

While I'm away from the studio on vacation, I'll be trying to slip in some time to share things I find of interest and think you will as well. Digital Print Fabrics The newest in textiles, these came in an email  from Elliot Berman Fabrics.  When I owned my fabric store (1990-2003), Elliot Berman was one of my favorite sources for the loveliest fabrics. HERE is a link to that newsletter. 
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Sewing in Business – Toy-Maker & Textile Artist

Tom from Lucy's Toys
Last weekend we enjoyed Nashville, TN for our 46th wedding Anniversary.  One highlight was a juried craft fair in Centennial Park (an AMAZING park by the way!).  Join me to learn from these artisans..... First up:  Tom from Lucy's Toys. I agree, his website isn't fancy dancy, but what is offered - and at SUCH LOW PRICES in my opinion - is absolutely AMAZING!  When I returned later to
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Sewing How-To’s for Elastic Waistlines, Necklines, and Hems

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Here is a portion of one of two episodes that I taped for the It's Sew Easy Series 1500 that uploads June 27 to PBS stations. Find what I've taught here plus infinitely more in my 3 Disc DVD Set: Stretching Your Knit Sewing Know-How.   Find the entire episode and many more at starting June 27. Click HERE to order my knit sewing DVD. The key to my 'Clean Snappy
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Learning to Sew Teaches MANY Skills

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SCHOLASTIC & LIFE SKILLS TAUGHT WITH SEWING CLASSES At the Sunroom Sewing Studio here in Jackson, TN my students learn a wide variety of skills necessary to successful living as a well-rounded, educated person.  Below is a summary of the types of things I naturally teach along with sewing skills.  Read on…I think you’ll be AMAZED!                             
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Toddler Fleece Applique Butterfly Jacket

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Sewing for a granddaughter is a special delight.  This toddler has SO many clothes, that I am making only a few and very special ones.  This polar fleece jacket was quite delightful to design and create.  Even though a big machine with embroidery capability sits in my sewing studio, I honestly am more comfortable with the traditional method of applique and I KNOW I enjoyed 'painting with my machine' and being
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