The Latest Thread – Sewing, Shopping, Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I created a laptop bag for myself, found a sewing/quilting expo nearby in September, received my fat quarter designs, became an Instagram sensation and I still need your vote for my latest Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand! So here’s the latest weekly thread… Sewing Expo, Sewing Textiles, and  Textile Designs The Sewing Expo is coming to Fredericksburg, Virginia!…

Sewing Tip – Sewing With Sweater Knits


 If you’ve never used sweater knits before these tips may change your mind! Myra at So Sew Easy shares sewing tips on how to select sweater knits, patterns, and the proper sewing machine settings to get the best results! These highly textural, stretch fabrics can be cozy, lacy, casual, or sophisticated. With a good sweater knit and a little…

Design Challenge – I Need Your Vote!


It’s time to vote for your favorite Spoonflower and Betabrand design! The winner is selected by the number of votes received so I need your help! Voting ends on July 26, 2016. The entries are in random order so I’m unable to link you directly to my entry, but you can also vote for other designs too.  There are 500+ entries…

The Latest Thread – Etsy Shop,Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I’ve cleaned up my Etsy shop and gave it a new beautiful look! I entered the Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand, added some new buttons for the blog and started working on the next PDF pattern. So here’s the latest thread… Textile Design and Challenge The Spoonflower & Betabrand design challenge was to create a classic…

Sewing Tip – Fabric Ideas for Long Lasting Children’s Wear


 Myra at So Sew Easy shares a few simple tips to apply when selecting fabric for children’s clothes. All parents would agree that it’s a herculean task to maintain children’s clothes. All the chocolates and cookies that they snack on inevitably leave their mark on that pretty dress or handsome pair of pants, not to…

The Latest Thread – PDF Pattern, Sewing, Textile Design and Design Challenge


This week I finished my grandson’s birthday present and focused on creating two new fabric collections. I decided on an idea for the newest Spoonflower design challenge with Betabrand, and ordered some fat quarters on sale!  The biggest relief was the release of the PDF sling bag pattern! So here’s the latest weekly thread… PDF Pattern, Sewing Textiles, and  Textile Designs To all of my blog…

PDF Sling Bag Pattern – Release


The Sling Bag PDF is available for sale on Etsy! Feedback From Testers! This is a simple to follow pattern a nice project to sit and do with a cup of tea or coffee and make on an evening or in stages, the result its a Beautiful Sling bag you can wear at a gathering,…

The Latest Thread – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I received my pattern from Sprout Pattern printed on my latest Spoonflower textile design to complete my LaCartera Baby project.  I had a fun textile design session with my Auntie who tested out my painting techniques and focused on new textile design samples for a friend. I completed the Sling Bag pattern and will upload it to Etsy on July 5th….

Top 10 Sewing Tips & Tutorials – Creative Summer Sewing Ideas!


Include these 5 Sewing Tips & 5 Sewing Tutorials in your sewing arsenal! Use these ideas now or Pin this post for later! Click on the photo to get the link for the tutorial or sewing tip posted on this site. Is there a sewing product, or a sewing technique that you want to share?  Submit your sewing tip here for…

The Latest Thread – Patterns & Textile Designs


This week I’ve had sporadic Wi-Fi service, which has not only frustrated me, but slowed me down on adding my finishing touches to my PDF pattern. I managed to order a shirt pattern for my grandson, hand painted some new textile designs, and borrowed some vintage patterns to trace. So here’s the latest weekly thread!  Pattern Making, Sewing Textiles and Textile…

Sewing Tip – Sew Easy Fabric for Beginners


Myra at So Sew Easy shares the best fabrics to use for your sewing projects! Working with certain fabrics for beginners could make your first sewing project a sure success! As you start to go beyond the invisible border of buying clothes and getting ready enter the wonderful world of sewing, it is important to…

The Latest Thread – Shopping for Textiles, PDF Pattern & More Textiles


This week I’ve been approving my latest design swatches, selecting fabric for my next projects, adding the finishing touches to the Sling bag pattern and collaborating with a friend on a print for her kitchen remodel. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Shopping for Textiles, Pattern Making and More Textiles It’s so exciting when my fabric designs arrive for review and approval! And this time was…