The Next Textile Makerspace could be located in Elgin, IL

Maker spaces are popping up all over the country. I am attracted to this concept like a bee to a flower. There are so many things to explore in a makerspace that a creative person would never get bored. Not familiar with Makerspace? In simple terms, makerspaces are community centers with tools. Makerspaces combine  equipment, community, […]

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How to measure yourself

Learning to sew clothing requires body measurements. Some of them are a little difficult to do on your own…or are they? Check out this video which shows you that it is entirely possible to get all the right measurements without a sewing buddy. No more excuses ladies! Get the right measurements so that you can […]

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Using Sure Fit Designs in the classroom

Many of my readers and customers know that I recently invested in the Sure Fit Designs system. The unique system can solve many of the common issues home sewers face when working with commercial patterns. (Commercial patterns are ones that you purchase from any retail store) Most patterns need to tweaked to fit and most patterns […]

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