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Rain’s Flutter Top in Polka Dots

After making a birthday shirt for one little brother this week and then a shirt for myself and one for her littler brother, my younger daughter requested I sew her something that “wasn’t the same as her sister’s.” Apparently, she doesn’t always want to “match” her older sister … which I forget sometimes because it’s just so easy for […]

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Asymmetrical Drape Top with a Scooped Back

Guess what I did this week!?! I got a tattoo of a sewing machine heartbeat! So, of course, I had to sew up a few shirts that would show it off. I was flipping through my patterns to see what I had with an open-ish back and thinking about how much I love the Asymmetrical Drape […]

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Knits 101 Week: Needles, Thread & Machines!

NEEDLES Whether you use a regular sewing machine, serger or cover stitch machine needle choice is important. There are a lot of different types of needle points, you can find more detailed information about them in this Threads article.  Using the wrong type of needle will often cause small pin holes at the seam of […]

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Last Chance to Enter the Knits 101 Giveaway & KnitFix Reminder!

  Don’t miss out!  Today is the last day to enter for your chance to win some great prizes including an April KnitFix from www.GirlCharlee.com! To enter go to the Day 1 post and scroll down to the Raffecopter tool at the bottom, the giveaway ends at 11:59pm PST tonight.  Only 1 person will win […]

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Knits 101 Week: Stretch & Recovery

  So we have talked a lot about type, content, and weight of fabric this week, and today we are going to talk about stretch and recovery!   Like I mentioned on day 2, some types of knit are naturally more stretchy than others. For example, take a look at jersey versus rib knit.  Even […]

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