2013 archive

How To Make Swag Curtains and Draperies Video series

How To Sew Cutout Swags and Curtains Video Series

This complete video series features detailed step by step video tutorials that walk you through sewing interlined cut-out swags with lined and interlined drapes. You’re going to discover over 20 videos that show you every little step to making professional lined and / or interlined swags and drapes. This was originally an online class, so the videos are organized by […] Read more…

How To Sew Jabot Curtains

How To Sew Side Jabot Curtains

Jabot Curtains – The Finishing Touch! Add jabot curtains to your swag valance window treatment… and watch your fabric cascade along the sides of your windows revealing punches of color. If you’re sewing pleated swag curtains… you’ll be looking for a professional design to complete the look.The design of a swag curtain is to give […] Read more…

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How To Make A Pinch Pleat

These curtain panels have a triple pinch pleat header. Notice the photo to your left. The pinch pleats are tacked at the top instead of at the bottom of the pleat. This is just a contemporary twist on the traditional pinch pleat. Making the pleat is super easy! I’m going to show you how in […] Read more…

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How To Sew Picnic Placemats with Flatware Pockets

What a perfect sewing project for the weekend! I found this easy sewing project at: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/table-linens/make-it-now-4-summer-picnic-placemats-flatware-pockets This is a great site! But what I love about this project is that it’s dead simple… practical.. and the perfect excuse to buy those crazy fun fabrics you’ve been drooling over! Right? Happy Sewing! Jenny T. Read more…

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How To Sew A Circle Scarf or Infinity Scarf

How To Sew A Circle Scarf A circle scarf is a scarf that has no end. It’s also known as an Infinity Scarf. This is a very nice fashionable and warm accessory… and the fun part about a circle scarf is the different ways you can wear it.   They sell online ranging from $9 […] Read more…

How to Sew Binding On a Quilt With a Machine

Sewing binding on your quilt is the very last step of making your quilt. This is not a hard step… but if you’re new to it… it’s always easier to watch a video on how to do it. Watch this! Sew the fabric strips together at a 45 degree angle I love the technique she […] Read more…

A Sincere Thank You

You rock. Yes, you… my subscriber… are an amazing individual. If you are not a subscriber of my Sewing Tips newsletter, then you didnt get my email I sent a couple days ago. I’m not going to repeat the email… because it was intended for those of you that have stuck with me over the […] Read more…

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My Daughter As A Cooking Show Host – Hilarious

This is too funny… I couldn’t help but share this with you. Today was a baking day with my kids, Matt and Mindy. They love to bake… and they’re pretty good at it. I take no credit for how they learned… their father took the time to teach them. Mindy tasked herself with baking cupcakes. […] Read more…

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Should I Make London Shades For These Windows?

I’ve recently moved into a townhouse. I was in a huge house, but my husband and I have separated and I’ve moved. This townhouse is much smaller, but it’s perfect for me and the kids. On the first floor is my office. And it needs some serious love. It has 2 tall windows with nice […] Read more…

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A-Line Skirt Tutorials

I admit… I am not a seamstress by any means when it comes to clothing. Probably because I have little to no patience required for all the small but important details. BUT sewing skirts can be a really fun and easy way to release your inner fashion seamstress! The simplest of all skirts to sew […] Read more…

A Better Sewing Blog

I have a confession. I’ve neglected this sewing blog for… umm… probably 2 years… about that. And honestly… I’ve lost touch with my readers. You. The very people that happily read my newsletters and blog posts… supported me with feedback, ideas and membership. I have no good excuse. Yes, I have kids. Yes, I work […] Read more…