Introducing The Canny Tunic

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I am very excited about the release of my latest pattern The Canny Tunic. I originally designed this pattern for myself a little over a year ago, when I did my first  Six Month Challenge. I need a comfortable, quick to sew top that looked great. I have it in about 10 different colors. I love wearing it with skinny jeans or tights. It can be styled so many ways.  It is now available in sizes xxs-3x. It is sure to be an asset to you wardrobe and sewing pattern collection.

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10 Minute Hand Warmer Tutorial

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Hello Everyone!

What I have for you today, is a great last minute gift idea. These are really fun and really quick to make. It is a great project to do with kids for teachers and family. We will be making some this weekend.  What also makes them great is they are functional and fun and almost free to make. Most of you, already have everything you need to make them in your home right now.

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7 Tips for Machine Sewing Knits.

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Many people are under the perception that you need a serger to create great knit wear. Well, that just is not so. Honestly, I do love my serger but there are times, when I do not want to change 4 cones of thread to make one garment or times when my serger is out of commission. Here are some simple tips that I use to get great results using my basic sewing machine. Don’t think you can’t sew knit because you totally can. Sewing knits is so much fun once you get the hang of it. It can be significantly more forgiving than woven fabric and there is a lot less seam finishing. I hope these 7 tips for machine sewing knits will help you love to sew knits, too.

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Introducing my new PDF sewing pattern: The Natty Top

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I am very excited to offer my first PDF pattern to my readers. The Natty Top is an easy to sew top that is great for new sewers and for more advanced sewers, who just need a comfortable and flattering top.

I designed this top during my 6 month project. I needed a comfortable basic knit top, that I could sew quickly. It has a back seam that curves in at the waist to accent and flatter you shape. It is designed to truly be a 1 hour or less top. It is great to have in basic colors, as a wardrobe staple, or to sew up in fun prints, like above.

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