More Money, More Fabric

More Money, More Fabric

Affordable sewingAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Some days I look at my fabric stash and I feel a little guilty.  All the time and effort and the investment I made in it.  It makes you start to wo...
More Money, More Fabric

More Money, More Fabric

Affordable sewingAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Some days I look at my fabric stash and I feel a little guilty.  All the time and effort and the investment I made in it.  It makes you start to wo...
Sewing That Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polkadot Bikini

Sewing That Itsy Bitsy Yellow Polkadot Bikini

Blush lillyAlyssa Blankenmeyer
If you're like me, swim is absolutely terrifying.  It use to fill me with such dread, I avoided it for ages.  Sewing has become a liberating and e...
Summertime, and the sewing is easy

Summertime, and the sewing is easy

BambooAlyssa Blankenmeyer
It is warming up outside and that means a shift in closets and sewing!  It’s time to show those shoulders and get those legs out of hibernation.  S...
Beat the Heat of Summer!

Beat the Heat of Summer!

bambooCynthia LaForge
I hope everyone had a happy, safe 4th of July! Summertime is full of fun, sun and play but depending on the climate where you live, the mercury ca...
We Mesh Together

We Mesh Together

accentAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Mesh can feel...confusing?  What do you really do with mesh?  How do you style it?  Well let me tell you, I am a total sucker for mesh.  It has bec...
Performance Fabrics 101

Performance Fabrics 101

101Alyssa Blankenmeyer
This blog is a guest spot from Jody Kappas, you can follow her at her home blog Argyle + Pearls When it comes to sewing your own athletic wear, the...
Courtesy of Red, White, and Blue Fabrics

Courtesy of Red, White, and Blue Fabrics

challengeAlyssa Blankenmeyer
It's that time again, time to talk about our admin's latest challenge!  We decided to go with a 4th of July theme!  No, no, don't worry, you don't ...
Papa Don't Sew

Papa Don't Sew

dadAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Father's Day is coming up on June 16th.  Father's Day can stir up a lot of emotions for people.  Father's in our lives can be represented in differ...
Try Something New!

Try Something New!

BarbieBarbie Slivinski
A majority of my sewing has always been focused on sewing with knit fabrics. I feel very confident sewing with them and love the versatility. Howev...
Any Way You Want It

Any Way You Want It

DBPAlyssa Blankenmeyer
There is a very freeing attitude when it comes to being able to make your own clothing.  That unexpected event that pops up?  You got it handled.  ...
Drape, In the Eye of the Beholder

Drape, In the Eye of the Beholder

Bella SunshineAlyssa Blankenmeyer
  If you've dived into the world of fabric you've probably heard of the term 'drape'.  You may think that weight and drape are interchangeable.  ...
Mama

Mama

GiftsAlyssa Blankenmeyer
This Sunday, the 12th, is Mother's Day!  Mother's day means something different to everyone.  Some of us are mothers, soon to be moms, moms who hav...
We Did It Our Way

We Did It Our Way

AlexisAlyssa Blankenmeyer
Have you ever wanted to see all the different ways a fabric is used?  Wonder what everyone has done with a certain print?  Or just want to see how ...