craft interests: crochet, embroidery, fashion, home decorating, knitting, quilting, sewing

Member Since: 03/24/2010

recent comments

Re: Book Giveaway: Animal Hats

OMG! Grandmother of 7 and an avid knitter! What a blast I would have with this book! I would love to win a copy of it!
Also, for me!... my favourite animal is a fox!!

Re: Book Giveaway: Threads Sewing Guide

Wow! I would love to have a copy of this book. I have Vogue sewing guide that I got just after I left home (sooo many years ago!). It's become somewhat dated as fabrics, styles, and machines have changed. How wonderful it would be to have such a beautiful reference that's up to date!

Re: How do you use up your fabric stash?

I don't do tons of sewing but I still seem to get lots of remnants... so whenever I sew clothes for my grandchildren, I make matching doll clothes. When I don't have matching fabric, I just dig into my stash. I'm hoping to learn quilting, so all the small pieces will come in handy once I get to that point.

Re: What sewing technique do you want to learn?

I have three things... 1 - It's been ages since I put in a zipper and now that my grandchildren are looking for new clothes, I'd like to refresh on the proper technique. 2 - I learned proper tailoring for lapels and collars way way way back in my Home Ec sewing classes but I've forgotten most of what they taught me. I just remember that there's a herringbone stitch you do inside so that the collar and lapels roll nicely.
and 3 - I'd like a refresher on the correct steps for bound buttonholes.