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New Sewing Room Setup: An IKEA Sewing Room Makeover | TOUR

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There’s a new sewing room setup in town, my stitching friends! After years of talk, I finally made over my sewing room. It’s optimized with chic new IKEA furniture (there’s a new IKEA in my town, so how could I resist?), and the result is an airy and highly functional sewing space that practically begs me for quality time. […]


Sew with the Flow: Sewing for Your Period

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Sewing for your period — stay with me here — can make your monthly cycle less of a drag. If you’re like me, I suspect you, too, need a smidgen more care during your menstrual cycle. You may be tired, crabby, achy, or sad. Sewing for your period is an act of self-care. Special clothes, period-supporting accessories, and even DIY menstrual supplies provide comfort when you need it most. […]

How to Choose Fabric: A Crash Course in Fashion Textiles

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I took “How to Think About Fashion Textiles” at the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, and it was one of those classes that confirmed what I already knew. Natural fabrics (cotton, linen, etc.) are predictable. Denim is hard to buy. A fabric’s properties will determine how a garment turns out. The course did, however, introduce me to new ways of thinking about how to choose fabric. […]

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