We all have presser feet that we wouldn’t sew without. While I have (what I consider) the perfect assortment of feet for my old-style-using 1008, I had to consider what to re-buy for my new shiny 580. The obvious–#10 Edgestitch, #35 Invisible Zipper, #50 Walking foot. But the first foot I purchased was the Bulky … Continued
One of the best things I have ever done to increase my sewing skills is sewing for my kids. I think it was particularly useful for a few reasons. First, I tend to make two of the same thing, one for each girl. We all know that repeating a pattern/project helps us become a better … Continued
Every other week, we profile one of our customers to find out a little bit about their sewing life. This week the MD Sewist Spotlight is on Chuck Hof.
I saw this pillow a while back, and since I’m not much of a crocheter, it sits on my pin board unstitched. I figured some day I would stitch it out on the BERNINA 580E or another sexy embroidery machine to make quick work of the sweet pillow.
Hope you are all midway through your weekend fun. We are closed Monday, May 28th in observance of Memorial Day and to spend some time with our fabulous families. See you Tuesday!
Ever since I moved my sewing studio from my light-filled but tiny sunroom to our LARGEST bedroom (jealous?), I have been on a quest to find the perfect balance between functionality and organization. I find that some of the most organized rooms look sterile and not used like a good studio should be. There needs … Continued
MD is excited to be offering a new quilt block template set from the team of 2nd Avenue Studio and TabSlot based on the traditional quilt block, the orange peel! Characterized by curved piecing and a play on scale, the Portland Peel is a fresh interpretation with the bonus of REAL acrylic templates. Combined with … Continued
Thursday, Michelle and I unpacked 6 BERNINA 350’s and 3 BERNINA 800DL Sergers downtown at Josephine’s Dry Goods. We are so happy to support their talented teachers and students by providing excellent sewing machines for their classroom! With it comes good things for MD students as well. Josephine’s has extended a 10% discount on class … Continued
Every other week, we profile one of our customers, teachers, or employees to learn more about their sewing life. This week, the MD Sewist Spotlight is on our beloved teacher Amy Alan. Amy is a never-ending source of in-depth sewing knowledge and resident wise-cracker. She teaches the excellent Flat Pattern 101 and Flat Pattern 102 classes … Continued
Are you familiar with the Aurora 430? If not, stop in and talk to Michelle or Lupine–it’s the machine they sew on at home! Or check out Amy Alan’s true-love testimonial. This beloved machine won’t be available much longer, so if you’ve been longing for a steady, versatile machine that can tackle garments, home dec, … Continued