The Latest Thread – Textiles, Home Goods & Sewing


This week I approved new textile designs, discovered a new Custom Home Goods shop, made a pair of cute oven mitts, updated my logo, and worked on a couple of PDF patterns. So here’s the latest weekly thread! Textiles, Pattern Making and Sewing Textiles This week I released design collections from the XOXO Plaid and the Slate Collection in my Spoonflower Shop.  Since I have a couple of custom orders for home goods and I’m working on my…

Sewing Tip – How to add Magnetic Snaps to your Sewing Project


Petro of Creative Homemaking shares a short and easy tutorial on how to add a magnetic snap to any sewing project.  Read more here… Do you have a helpful sewing tip that has saved you time, money & frustration ? Share your tip or product review for a featured spot here…  All entries will link to the…

Laptop Bag – Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab?


Hello Handbag Junkies’ It’s Hit or Miss time! Here’s a sleek laptop bag made with pre-quilted fabric, which adds a soft protective barrier for your computer. What do you think?  Is it a Hit or Miss? Fab or Drab? I finished making the final adjustments to the pre-quilted sleek laptop bag by adding two magnetic snaps, because I…

The Latest Thread – Sewing, Textile Designs, & Tutorials


I’m so delighted that I get to feature photos and a quick tutorial of a beautiful travel craft bag made with one of my textile designs! I finished my sleek laptop tote bag and uploaded more textile designs that will be available next week. I also received a blogging opportunity from My Trending Stories to contribute my content about design on their site. So here’s…

13 Sewing Safety Tips!


Myra at So Sew Easy shared 13 safety tips to consider when sewing. “Sewing is certainly a lot safer than skydiving, bull fighting or even just driving a car. That being said, sewing does still present some genuine dangers so sewing machine safety is critical. Today’s sewing machines are run by electricity and have dangerous moving…

The Latest Thread – Sewing Resources, Design Challenge & Buttons!


This week I received a couple of photos of my sling bag on the beach, I have two sewing items to fix and correct. One is my grandson’s shirt and the other is the laptop bag. I  think last week was a blur, but at least I started the sewing resource page and I’m thinking about the latest Spoonflower design challenge….

Sewing Tip – How to Laminate Cotton Fabric at Home!


Petro of Creative Homemaking shared this easy tutorial on how to laminate fabric at home. There’s a variety of great sewing projects that require laminated fabric. Read more here… The product used  in the tutorial was *Vilene Lamifix transparent; width 17.55 inch/45cm, price per meter  $15.15 (USD). Lamifix is a new iron-on transparent film that can be…

The Latest Thread – Shopping, Fashion School, & Textile Designs


Every week this summer has been packed full of fun! I received my collection of presser feet, I’ve been looking into the Fashion School Crash Course, prepared my next textile collection for sale, and looking forward to my grandson’s birthday especially pictures of his little outfit!  So here’s the latest weekly thread… Shopping, Fashion School & Textile Designs (Before we get started  I…

Sewing Tip – New “Green” Textiles of the Future


 If you’re looking for new textile options, Myra at So Sew Easy shares some old and new fabrics for those who are ecologically and environmentally conscious… Different kinds of eco-friendly fabric and textiles are now being developed and those who are ecologically aware are keeping watch of these innovative and sustainable fabrics. These new “green” super textiles may be…

Design Challenge – Voting Ends Soon!


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 – 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…