Category Archives: Notions & Patterns

NEW!!! Cotton Venice Lace Trims

Hey everybody! We’ve been working on a fun surprise for you… We have finally decided to add just a few of our lace & trims to our online inventory! :O I did quite a bit of research on lace & discovered that the majority of the lace that I’ve put online is categorized as Chemical Lace. Naturally I wondered what the heck that meant, so I researched some more and found out that Chemical Lace or Schiffli Lace is a machine made lace Read More...

DIY Wallet

Have you heard of The Necessary Clutch Wallet pattern by Emmaline Bags? This is the most amazing and addicting wallet pattern! My friends and I cannot stop making them for all our family members and I know you’ll love making them too. There is room for everything – 12 credit card slots, a spot for your checkbook, a zippy portion for your coins, another divider for coupons, your cell phone or what-have-you! Other options include a purse strap or a Read More...

Free Patterns for the New Year

If you haven’t sewn from a PDF pattern yet, you’re missing out! Not only is there an element of instant gratification to be able to choose a pattern, pay, download and print for sewing right now, there are now a ton of great designs available for the choosing. One of the newer independent pattern companies, Spit Up & Stilettos, is currently offering all of their women’s PDF patterns for free! There are several free patterns for the taking! They also have kids Read More...

Winter Sweaters and Applique Tutorial

This week’s post is a day late because I’m participating in a Pattern Tour! If you’d like details about the pattern used for the sweaters I’m about to show you, be sure to head on over to the JaimeSews blog, but you’ll want to hang around here for some tips using fleece and a tutorial for applying simple applique to your project! The kids and I are lucky enough to live close to F&M Fabrics’ brick & mortar, but thefabricmarket.com has some great Read More...