What's the Deal with Stretch Percentage?

What's the Deal with Stretch Percentage?

percentageAlyssa Blankenmeyer
When reading a pdf pattern, the description will often mention a stretch percentage recommendation. And if you're like me, at first you may have wo...
What's the Deal with Stretch Percentage?

What's the Deal with Stretch Percentage?

percentageAlyssa Blankenmeyer
When reading a pdf pattern, the description will often mention a stretch percentage recommendation. And if you're like me, at first you may have wo...
Wash and Sew

Wash and Sew

Alyssa Blankenmeyer
It's here, your fabric has arrived!  The rush of adrenaline, the excitement as you tear open that package.  You cuddle it, drape it around yourself...
Take Me Out To The Ball Game

Take Me Out To The Ball Game

sportsAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Did you realize there's a big football game coming up?  I'm guessing you're not like me who just realized that.  Now I have to be honest, as you ca...
I think I love you, SEW what am I so afraid of?

I think I love you, SEW what am I so afraid of?

HeartsAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Aaaaaaah Valentine's day, can you feel it in the air?  I'm still reeling realizing it's almost February.  With all the parties and school events in...
Sew Your Own Mini Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Sew Your Own Mini Travel Capsule Wardrobe

Alyssa Blankenmeyer
This week have the absolute pleasure of having Caitlin Towry guest blogging telling us all about her fabulous vacation (which I'm totally not jealo...
I Match The Lines

I Match The Lines

matchingAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Stripe matching.  Those two words can send a twitch to anyone's eye.  There's something so satisfying when all the lines perfectly collide into eac...
12 Gifts of Giving

12 Gifts of Giving

12 daysAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Picture it now, it's peaceful and serene.  The lights are up, the snow may be falling. Gifts are all wrapped and ready to go.  All is calm and all ...
It's Beginning to Look a lot like More Sewing

It's Beginning to Look a lot like More Sewing

christmasAlyssa Blankenmeyer
It's official, I can fully embrace the holidays. Nothing brings on sewing in full force like the holidays.  Either sewing for ourselves, that new ...
Battle of the Plushes

Battle of the Plushes

cold weatherAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Have you stepped outside lately?  It's cold.  But I also may be saying that because it's snowing today.  But no matter how prepared I think I am, ...
Smells like Sewing Spirit

Smells like Sewing Spirit

giftingAlyssa Blankenmeyer
We've all done it.  We have all had that feeling.  That 'blah' feeling.  We've lost it, we've lost our 'sew-jo".  We've all experienced it.  Nothin...
Vegas mash-up

Vegas mash-up

adelineAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Hi everyone! I'm Stephanie, here today to show you how to take the super cute Vegas Top pattern and make it even better by making it a romper style...
Pinsperation is Right Around the Corner

Pinsperation is Right Around the Corner

InspirationAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Pinterest is one of the fastest growing social media platforms and one of my personal favorites. Most of you have probably wondered over to the sit...
Problem Solvers

Problem Solvers

bobbinAlyssa Blankenmeyer
We have talked about sewing with knits and the drape of certain fabrics.  Once you have chosen your stretch stitch and practiced on your test scrap...