November 9, 2009|Comments (11)
After suffering many years on the back-burner of hobbies, sewing is finally more than an irregular blip on the radar. This is in part because I have this nifty new sewing room with L-shape tables but also because my friends have started coming around to sew with me. My guests used to suffer my infamous Old-Fashioned Folding Parties in which I forced then to help fold my clean clothing while chatting. It’s amazing I still have friends. Thank goodness for goodness they stuck by me… because I now throw Old-Fashioned Sewing Parties instead. They are WAY more cool. Read more
January 9, 2009|Comments (35)
Getting children interested in and passionate about sewing is more than just buying those huge plastic needles, colorful yarn, and throwing down some crisp construction paper. That just aint gonna fly next to all the other stuff competing for your child’s attention. But I’m not just worried about your child’s attention — I’m worried about yours! That’s why I’m giving away a $25 gift card! Sorry, too late. Read more
November 19, 2008|Comments (4)
This is a great way to use up scrap fabric and makes for a lovely personalized gift.
- Fabric Scraps – 7″ circles for wide mouth jars, 6″ circles for regular mouth jars (I used bowls and traced them)
- 1/4″ wide elastic scraps 6-8″ long (optional)
- Ribbon and narrow lace or edging trim.
- Trace the circles on to the fabric and cut the circles.
- Zigzag the edge of the circle and add narrow lace or trim to the edges.
Either tie the jar cover onto the jar with ribbon, rubber band or use screw lid on over it OR sew an elastic band on following these directions:
- Fold the elastic in quarters and mark the fold lines.
- Fold the fabric circle in quarters and mark the fold lines.
- Match the elastic and fabric fold lines, attaching the elastic 2″ in from the original edge of the fabric. Use a zigzag stitch to attach the elastic, gently stretching the elastic as you sew it.
- Now you have a showercap looking thing for your canning jars. Too easy.