Sewing Basic Essentials!

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Now, What Do I Need? Have you ever seen the inside of a man’s toolbox or his “tool shed”? They have EVERYTHING in there! Some men don’t even like to use tools. It’s a guy-thing to have the latest and greatest of wrenches and sockets, shiny and new, displayed on the wall in the garage. Ready, … Read more

Sewing Side-Effects!

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These are Good Side-Effects! In My Room: I don’t know where it all began. I could call myself a Sewing Guru and say it was inbred in me, but that’s an over-simplification. We are all influenced by what we see around us, what we get used to. Mom always sewed, and I loved the idea … Read more

Sewing Lessons – And Beyond!

I started as a five-year-old using real scissors for the first time. Not the blunt tip ones, but I was closely watched. These were Big Girl Scissors! I made some doll clothes and although the sleeves were holes in the fabric, I was getting the idea. My dolls never complained and I was so proud … Read more

Sewing Machines That Have Owned Me

Mom had a Singer Featherweight when I was little. You know, those little black machines, sitting on their own table, with gold pinstriping on them? They ran like rockets, as basically, they were industrial machines made for the domestic market. She was wise to have such a sewing machine when I was little. I like … Read more