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Tips on Sewing with Knits

Tips on Sewing with Knits

In trying to keep my latest pattern concise, I’ve been struggling with what tips to include and which to leave out. Instead I thought I would post a bunch of tips I have learned over the years for working with knits. Many are found in […]

Tutorial: Leggings for Dolls

Tutorial: Leggings for Dolls

Remember the tights I re-worked for less stretchy socks? You can see my sewing tutorial for  18 inch doll sweater tights here   Well, I was asked how to use socks to make leggings and now I have an answer. How to make Sweater Leggings […]

Sweater Tights for Dolls

Sweater Tights for Dolls

My new pattern that I am working on is screaming “tights!” to me. Tights would completely look adorable with this design. I’ve seen a lot of people’s tights they make from knee high socks, so I thought I’d do it that way, too. Well, I […]

A Quilted Sham Tutorial

A Quilted Sham Tutorial

My daughter is leaving home to go to college. And I finished her quilt in time. She loves how soft it is and she loves all the pretty floral prints (Most are Holly Holderman for Lakehouse Dry Goods). To help decorate her new room, I […]

18 inch Doll Faerie Costume Tutorial

18 inch Doll Faerie Costume Tutorial

I received exciting news from Tina at C&T  that she will be attending an event at Pottery Barn Kids and they are  interested in my book. The craft event is in October at their Costa Mesa, California store – in the South Coast Plaza. They had […]

More Sew in Style Sewing Camp

It’s been another busy sewing camp week. I’m teaching at a wonderful quilt shop in Eugene, OR., Piece by Piece. The shop is amazing–It’s bright and cheery, with a great selection of fabric, many new collections. I love the classroom area as well. It’s definitely […]

Blog Tour Highlights

Blog Tour Highlights

I just have a quick minute to post this morning before leaving for Sew in Style Sewing camp. I wanted to tell you of some of my favorite posts so far on my blog tour for my new book, Sew in Style. This week has […]

Sew in Style Sewing Camp

Yesterday got away from me. After Sew in Style Sewing Camp, I spent hours getting my 4-Her and her projects ready for judging on Saturday. She has made some really nice projects over  the year. She made cherry jam with the cherries on our tree […]

Sew in Style Blog Tour and Sewing Camp

Good morning! I can’t believe it’s half way through summer. Since we had one camper send in a photo last week, it was quite easy to draw a winner….Anna is the lucky winner of some great RJR Fabric bundles again this week. Well,  luck had […]

Week 2 Sew in Style Camp winner

Week 2 Sew in Style Camp winner

Congratulations, Anna H! You are the winner of this week’s drawing. I hope you have fun sewing up your prize fabrics! Remember to head over to Sew Mama Sew Blog to see my tutorial for how to turn a doll shirt into a cool graphic […]


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