Sewing 4 Fun

Sewing at Fox.Build

I recently joined forces with one of the coolest places in St. Charles. Something right up my alley! This place is like a “health club for creative people” I am so excited to be a part of this growing organization. The name of this awesome place is Fox.Build which is located at 11 E Main St, St.…

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How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial – Melly Sews

Written plus video tutorial shows you how to sew a zipper pouch – great practice for zippers and fun and quick gifts to make Source: How to Sew a Zipper Pouch Tutorial – Melly Sews   The 15 minute zipper pouch Looking for a quick gift for someone? Making them a lined zipper pouch is…

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One hour skirt, no pattern required

Want to make a fast and easy skirt without a pattern? Follow these few steps and you can be wearing your one-of-a-kind skirt in about an hour. Click the image to see a larger version. If you want to keep this image, just “right” click it with your mouse and save the image to your…

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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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Matching dart legs, the easy way

When sewing a dart you want to start with match your dart legs perfectly, and end by sewing them accurately without any puckers. Achieving this goal isn’t as hard as you think. It all starts with proper transferring of the dart markings from the pattern to the fabric. This can be achieved with pins, chalk,…

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Support Small Business

Support small businesses in your community and help someone keep their dream alive. Just imagine what the world would like without small businesses like hair or nail salons, gift shops, cleaners, coffee shops, privately owned restaurants, delis, and yes arts and crafts shops that offer knitting, painting and sewing or quilting lessons! Don’t get me…

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Christmas Gift ideas to sew for the holidays

Sew What’s New has a great list of ideas complete with photos that are just perfect for sewers of all skill levels who are interested in making gifts for this holiday season. Take a look here and then come back and share your favorites in the comments. Who knows….it just might be one of ours…

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St. Laurence Church Market Festival

SEWING 4 FUN – IN THE COMMUNITY I will be attending the St. Laurence Church Market Festival, located in Elgin IL on October 14, 2017 as a vendor. Doors open from 10:00 am – 3:00 pm, admission is FREE. Food, music, children’s activities, raffles, games & more! Help support local business, services and organizations from…

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Which cotton fabric is best for my project?

Cotton fabrics are a favorite of both the quilter and the general sewer. When I have a new student to sewing, I often suggest they start with a project that works with cotton fabrics. Why? Because it is one of the easiest to work with. It is a stable fabric, meaning minimal stretch making it…

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Get Crafty with these fun projects

 Image by:  Igor Ovsyannykov Get Crafty with Sewing & Try These Fun Projects! Whether you want to fashion a fresh new garment to express your personal style or you are looking to update something you already own, sewing presents endless opportunities to let your creativity flow. With any amount of sewing know-how, you can create…

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