why I sew: lindsay

why I sew: lindsay

Hi everyone, it’s Lindsay here, with my last post for the season. I’m writing today about why I sew. Three years ago, my husband gave me a sewing machine for Christmas. I think he had heard me grumbling about the price of curtains and how I was sure I could make them for much cheaper. Ha! Obviously, […]

the aftermath

the aftermath

Let’s be honest.  No matter how organized one is for the start of Kids Clothes Week, we all know how things look and feel after the fact. If you’ve been sewing for a few seasons now, you probably have figured out how to prep your fabric and patterns beforehand to maximize your hour each day. […]

overcoming challenges

overcoming challenges

My kids were so kind as to share their stomach virus with me and it hit at the very worst time, day one of Kids Clothes Week. The next day, I got home late from work and discovered that I was missing a part from my machine. What I did find was a half eaten Cheeto where I thought it should have been. […]

why i sew: jess from gracious threads

why i sew: jess from gracious threads

I’ve been asked many times why I spend so much time and effort sewing my children’s clothing. Many people assume it is to save money; sadly my addiction to beautiful fabrics means I probably spend more on fabric, patterns, and machines than I would buying inexpensive mass produced clothing. I wanted to share with you […]

day seven: kcw october 2015

day seven: kcw october 2015

You did it! You made it through another KCW. A bit of sewing everyday took you from just thinking about what you could make to holding a one-of-a-kind creation that you did make! Not everyone has the wherewithal or the stick-to-it-ness to do that. You should be proud of yourself. 1. all the scraps tee by […]

day six: kcw october 2015

day six: kcw october 2015

Welcome to day six of Kid’s Clothes Week. Only today and tomorrow left in this sewing season! It can be hard to find an hour to sew on the weekend. It can be hard to want to sew for an hour during a lazy weekend. 1. a wolf in lamb’s clothing by Megan 2. baby […]