Vintage Sewing Notions

Happy Way-back Wednesday! Last Christmas I was given a sewing box full of thread and sewing notions that had belonged to Greg’s grandmother. It was fun to pick through it and compare prices, see brands that have persisted and brands that I’ve never heard of, and learn about sewing “back in the day”. … More Vintage Sewing Notions

It’s a snap…sorta

I meant to include photos of the snap installation on my Adelaide Dress. Rather than add to the previous post, I think it is worth devoting a separate conversation to this new (to me!) fastener technology. The only instructions I used were those on the back of the Snap Setter and the Adelaide Instructions (about marking the … More It’s a snap…sorta

More Gift Ideas for the Crafters & Sewists on your list

My husband once told me that I was nigh impossible to shop for because I constantly walked around stores pointing out things that I could make [better, cheaper, or at least in a different color]. I recently shared a list of sewing tools that would make great gifts, but tools are not the ONLY gift … More More Gift Ideas for the Crafters & Sewists on your list

Holiday Gift Guide: My Favorite Sewing Tools

When I started sewing I didn’t know much about the world of sewing supplies or my project goals. I asked for the usual suspects – scissors, seam ripper, measuring tape, chalk pencils, and pins. Now that I am more advanced, I am looking for tools and notions that make my work faster and more efficient. Here are some of … More Holiday Gift Guide: My Favorite Sewing Tools