Several years back, we did a webinar entitled 8 Hand Embroidery Stitches to Teach Your Girls. When I came across the audio and class in my files, I was so encouraged, yet again, on the goodness of teaching hand embroidery as a skill for our girls. 8 Hand Embroidery Stitches to Teach Your Girls At what age should I start teaching hand embroidery? I started teaching my youngest daughter to stitch simple shapes at the age of 4. Every girl is going to be different, so don't be discouraged
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While making dresses for our fall Seasons at Home tea, I decided to take pictures and explain how to sew in a zipper. It doesn't matter how many times I put a zipper in, I get confused each time, regardless of the instructions on the zipper pack. I bet that's why you're here too! So if you want to know how to sew a zipper in a dress, hopefully this tutorial will help. It will help to read through the zipper tutorial before starting. Tips Before Sewing Your Zipper • Be sure you have the right
I love this quick and easy applique` using my sewing machine, I had to share! I've been working on some little projects for some carry-around stitching storage (honestly, I've got thread and little bits of projects all over the place!), pin cushions and needle books, so I'll share an applique` tutorial from these projects. This is my umbrella applique` for a pin cushion I made... There are a couple easy applique` techniques, but I love this one the most. It is so simple and works with
Simple girls apron, and we all think, "Is it really simple?" It was, and my little girls are happy with them! Christmas cookie time is here, and I have two very eager little cookie bakers who are so ready to bake this year! Even though this Christmas season is going by so fast already with travel and a Christmas to-do list stacking up on me, I decided to sneak in sewing time anyway to make these little aprons for my little girls. Let me encourage you that you can sneak it in too, because
Follow my blog with BloglovinI've always admired little dresses with tiny little pintucks on them. Those little, almost magical, raised lines that give such an elegant, old-fashioned and charming look to the garment. Do you love the look of pintucks also? If so, this post, Pintucks for Beginners, is exactly what you need to get started! First, I'm a beginner. I recently learned this technique and was thrilled to share it. I'm preparing to make some fun things with this method in our newsletter.