We have spent the last few weeks dreaming up the most delightful, inspiring, and educational sewing club imaginable. We hope you love it as much as we do! There are still a few details to work out, but things are coming together nicely, so it feels like we can begin to share some bits about… Read more »
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Hemmer feet are remarkable little inventions. If you’ve ever tried to take the time pressing and turning a hem as small as 1/8″, these feet will be a revelation.
I had the supreme privilege of attending Denyse Schmidt’s workshop at PNCA this past weekend. After she graciously stopped by MD for the book signing and trunk show Friday night, she was prepared bright and early Saturday to lead us breaking down and reimagining a traditional quilt block.
One of the new accessories I got a chance to play with at BU was the Spanish Hemstitch attachment. It’s not a foot, instead it screws into the free arm of the machine and works with the #20 (or #20C, depending on your machine). The attachment allows you to join fabric edges at a defined… Read more »
Every summer, BERNINA hosts a “convention” of sorts–part training session, part new product release, part networking, part fun times. BERNINA University 2012 (or as I like to call it–Camp BU) was held last week in Washington DC. Lupine, Michelle, and I trekked all the way across the country while fearless Erica stayed here holding down… Read more »
Last week kicked off the first week of the long and wonderful sewing classes for kids! Erica had 4 girls making skirts, tops, headbands and more in her 3 day class! It is so much fun to watch these kids create and relax behind the sewing machines. They are never intimidated by even the more… Read more »
I have REALLY been needing to buy new kitchen towels. You feeling me? I didn’t want to spend a ton, so I went to the Swedish Superstore. I scoured through their ever-changing selection and didn’t find any that I liked. When I swept by their fabric department, I found some striped cotton fabric that I… Read more »
It’s June and in Oregon we’re still not entirely in summer yet. We have seen some bursts of sun and pleasant weather, so I know it’s just around the corner. I wanted to get a jump on summer sewing and recently have been highly productive. A Colette Peony has finally been completed, plus a simple… Read more »
A few weeks back, Erica, Amy and I all bought dress forms. The thing is, when you get a dress form, RARELY does it fit your exact dimensions. A custom made dress form will run you well over $1000, so instead, our dear Amy Alan taught Erica and me how to customize our dress forms… Read more »
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!