So how about if I sew for a while – get covered in thread bits – and then turn on my camera and chat about thread? LOL! That’s exactly what I did this week in response to some comments that were left on my blog about what kind of thread should be used for different projects. Some readers (or maybe just one persistent reader) left a bunch of comments and I decided that it would be easiest to just explain it in a video.
So here’s what I think about different kinds of sewing thread and what you would use them for.
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Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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Lots of people have asked me for advice for purchasing a good entry level or beginner sewing machine, so I purchased one so I could help answer that question. This is the Brother CS700X. It’s reasonably priced and comes with a lot of features and accessories. I made an unboxing video to show you my first impressions too!
Sew a darling mug caddy to store sewing notions, office tools, or art supplies with just one or 2 fat quarters of fabric! There are 5 pockets around the outside of the fabric mug cover, plus an inside layer to show off more pretty fabric. I know there are other mug caddy sewing patterns out there, but I think you’ll love mine the best. It’s patterned after my #10 Caddy Pattern, and as a special bonus to SewCanShe readers – I’m sharing this mug organizer pattern with you for free in the blog post below
Eek! Don’t you just love everything that Heidi over at Fabric Mutt sews? I have been a fan of hers for so, so long! So I was super happy when she agreed to design a mini quilt for us and our SewCanShe Monthly Mini Quilts series. I gave her free rein to design anything she wanted because I didn’t want to get in the way of her creativity… and look at the adorable Candygram quilt she designed!
When it comes to sewing scissors, always pick scissors that are sharp and right for the job. After years and years of sewing, I have learned that any project can be easier if I use the right scissors. That includes dressmaking, quilting, bag making, hand sewing, and embroidery.
Here are the 3 pairs of scissors that I can’t sew without – and a few more that I also recommend if you can afford it.
The Variable Star is a classic quilt block that has been around for over 100 years. It has also been called the Sawtooth Star and the Evening Star. This fun block lends itself to so many versions. Since the center is a square, you can fill that square with patchwork, fussy cut fabric, or more stars (like I did)!
Thanks for sharing, great tips!
I like reading and video, but … I have had no sound on my computer ever since Windows 10 last updated. Reading closed captioning with a video means I don’t see much, if anything, of the video. I keep Pinning, hoping that audio will come back.