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As a Martha Pullen licensed sewing teacher I love to learn new sewing techniques and I equally enjoy teaching sewing techniques to others.  You can also find me teaching Bernina Customer Courses at my local Bernina dealer.  In addition, I demonstrate Stampin' Up products.  I am a servant of the Lord of Lords and King of Kings, wife of one, mom of two, and grandma of five.  Welcome to my sewing and crafting studio!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Christmas Stocking Gift Packaging

It's almost that time of year again, sewing friends
Do you have your gift packaging ready?

If you're a machine embroiderer, 
here's a great DIY gift card holder
The design is by Missy B Stitchin
and this is the smallest size
The stocking is completely done in the hoop
It ends up about 4 1/2" wide by 6 1/2" tall
That's a great size for gift cards, candy, or jewelry
For comparison purposes,
here it is next to a full-size candy bar
The zipper opening is about 3" wide
and the stocking is fully lined
Your special someone will be thrilled with the packaging as much as with what is inside
Okay, you have plenty of time to get some of these stitched up for your gifts
Go - fire up that embroidery machine

What's that?  No time to make these yourself?
They're available for purchase in my shop

Have a merry last weekend of October, my friends


Thursday, October 13, 2016

Let's Talk Ironing

Hi Sewing Friends!
Today's topic is ironing -

From Merriam-Webster:
Full Definition of ironing

1 :  the action or process of smoothing or pressing with or as if with a heated iron

I would like to add "using a silk organza press cloth" to end of that definition

Here are a few advantages of using silk organza press cloths:
  • silk organza doesn't melt, it withstands high heat
  • it is sheer, so you can easily see your fabric or project underneath
  • it is lightweight and easy to store, it doesn't take up much space
  • it can be machine washed and dried
  • it helps protect your clothing or sewing project from scorching and melting
I've used silk organza press cloths for years
and I'm so pleased to now offer them in my shop



Do you use pressing cloths when you iron?
Please leave a comment, I really enjoy hearing from my readers

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