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Extreme Sewing Room Makeover!

Hey there!

I cannot believe how crazy my creative space got before I finally took action!
Does your sewing room look anything like this??

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No bueno!! I had to clean every single time I wanted to sew… No fun. There is just too much back here and clearly not enough organization. So if your sewing area does not look like this than good for you 🙂 but mine did so keep reading!

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Tadah!!!

Thanks to my birthday presents I was able to do a complete makeover 😀 thank you to my friends and family!

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I have a new door hanging ironing board, eeek! I love it 😉
My goal was to get the table top totally cleared off so that I can use my cutting mat and have enough space while sewing. So this picture is to show you the ironing board and I moved my mini drawer organizer off the sewing table and on top of the other big plastic drawer organizer. I found out that it is key to think about where things fit and function the most efficiently. I also moved my scrapbook container between the two drawer organizers.(There are lots of assorted colors and sizes of these handy organizers at Target and Walmart)

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I organized a lot with the stack of colorful plastic containers stacked underneath the sewing table. One has all of my buttons, another is full of patterns, one is bow making supplies, one is rolls of tulle and the other is finished bows and binky clips ready to be shipped out. That all came from all over my sewing area. They are easily accessible and just SO organized!
On the right you can see a new drawer organizer that is holding all of my fabric. I needed that right about a week ago when I reached overflow mode in the fabric dept hahaha!
The big drawer organizer didn’t change much but in case your wondering it has 4 drawers organized with half sewing supplies half assorted craft supplies 🙂

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Again thanks to the prefect birthday presents combined with a few things I already had, plus a wonderful husband to help me hang things 😉
Some decor is essential for me because I need to feel inspired and in “my zone”. You can see a few pretties on the wall in the above photo. My thread spools are all up and off the table now hanging on the wall within my short arms reach. A big part of the problem had been my ribbon being everywhere! Now I have it on this adorable ribbon ladder out of the way but totally accessible 😀 (You can find the wall signs at Hobby Lobby, Elvis in Vegas ;). The ribbon ladder at Joann’s and last but not least the top ribbon box dispenser is also available at Hobby Lobby)

That is a quick breakdown of how this Extreme Sewing Room Makeover went down! If you have any questions about how I did things, where they can be found etc. feel free to ask. If anyone is interested I can do a sewing room tour to show more details of what I have and how I am now keeping it organized 🙂

I hope this is helpful to you in some way!

Much love!

Chelsea

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A Little TLC!

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I just love that one so much!

Hey guys!

So I’m super excited to announce I have had two custom orders placed this week. Yay!! One is a present so I won’t share that project yet and the other needs a price quote first so it is not a confirmed order. But still! I’m really happy that I have orders coming in. Soon… very soon I will be making premade items and setting them up in my upcoming online shop that you can go shopping in my store and find super cute awesome stuff for your kiddos. 😀

I wanted to share some very important machine sewing info with you today. I am sure like my Singer sewing machine yours will come with routine care instructions. If you do not have this however be sure to google the customer service number for your brand and ask them to send you some. This is super important to making your equipment last as long as possible and not need so many repairs in its lifetime. If you notice that your machine is sounding noisier than usual or the tension is off then you probably want to give it some TLC :).

Here are some generic Routine Care Tips: (From the encyclopedia of sewing)

With your machine unthreaded and unplugged from the power outlet do all of the following:

  • Remove stitch plate
  • Remove bobbin
  • Remove needle
  • Remove bobbin case if possible
  • Remove hook system if applicable

Cleaning:

  • Using a lint brush, make-up brush, or soft tooth brush, clean all lint and debris from the feed dog and bobbin areas. Be careful about using canned air to blow out the lint, as it is difficult to keep from blowing some of it into the machine, which could cause future problems.
  • Brush each side of the upper thread tension discs (do this with the presser foot in the up position so the tension discs are open).
  • Use topstitching thread to “floss” on each side of the discs to clear any stray threads that may be down in the tension area.

Oiling:

  • Place one or two drops of oil in the hook area and any other place that your manual directs (most machines today need a minimum of oil). Use only the type of oil recommended for your machine; do not over oil.
  • Run a swatch of fabric under the needle several times to get rid of any excess oil.

Finishing:  

  • Replace hook system and bobbin case if needed.
  • Replace switch plate
  • Insert a new needle

I borrowed this picture so illustrate my point 🙂

One of the best things you can do to prolong the life of your machine is make a yearly visit to an authorized technician for deeper cleaning and lubrication. Schedule it for your birthday month, so it’s easy to remember or during your vacation when you won’t be using the machine.

(From The Encyclopedia of Sewing by Donna Kooler)

This really is smart guys because sewing machines aren’t cheap! I am doing a cleaning on the whole sewing room today and decided I needed to give my sewing machine a quickie. I hope this is helpful information to you, it was for me!

Much Love Everyone!

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Sewing Space 101

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Along with success comes a reputation for wisdom. – Euripides

 

First off in light of the holiday tomorrow I have a fun video to share with you from my beauty guru on how to paint your own super cute Valentines Day nails! 😉 Check it out!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AEcaDdT0xqs&feature=colike

Sooo CUTE!!

I recommend subscribing to her blog and you tube channel because she makes really easy beauty tutorials.

 

Something very important about sewing is having a good work space! Depending on how serious you are you want to have some key things covered to have the best sewing environment for yourself. These key things are lighting, electrical power, flooring, dress form, notion storage, plastic boxes and bins and table top and chair.

Oh my! Let’s talk about this!

Lighting: This is very important because you have some tiny needle eyes, thread, and stitches that you are working with. With out the proper lighting you could not only strain your eyes but not do your best quality of sewing. If your chosen space already has bright lighting then maybe it is not necessary to add additional lighting. My sewing space has just an ordinary ceiling light that is not quite bright enough. So I added a task lamp and between that, the ceiling light and my sewing machine light I am good to go! Inspect your lighting situation and you can choose what will be best.

My additional lighting

Electrical Power: This is pretty simple! Make sure you have enough outlets to power all of your equipment such as sewing machine, hot glue gun, iron etc. If you only have one outlet than consider a power strip that is located in a safe spot. I have a small house hold extension cord that has several outlets to suit my needs.

Flooring: The only thing with flooring is that you may not be able to change what is already there. So just consider this. With tile or linoleum you probably don’t have anything to worry about. However if there is carpet on the floor you may want to be putting down a plastic office chair mat so protect your carpet from whatever your projects may bring. J

Dress Form: Not every body has one! But they are great if you get one in the size of what you make most of your projects. Being able to work in 3D rather than just eye balling is way better! Using a dress form can streamline the garment-making process.

 Notion Storage: Get creative for this! The cool thing is you can customize your space to exactly what suits you! Remember that notions are supplies needed to complete a sewing project along with the pattern and fabric. Think about organization and easy access! I have a special place for buttons, tools, bias tape and elastic, ribbon and thread etc. Look into the plastic organizers at your local Target, Walmart or fabric store.

AWESOME ribbon storage!

Plastic Boxes and Bins: This is for everything else. I have assorted plastic drawer organizers where I keep office type supplies, fabric, patterns, etc. I even have a drawer full of scrapbooking supplies in there. I cannot stress how important organization is in being the best sewer possible!

Notions, office supplies, and hand tools

 

 

Fabric, patterns and scrapbook extravaganza storage! The top is my catch all lol

Table Top and Chair: Set your self up with a decent size table top to give you plenty of work space. Be sure you can sit at this table in a coordinating chair that is comfortable for long projects. You need to be able to reach your foot pedal and still be at the appropriate table height so you’re not straining your back.

 

With these key ingredients you’re ready to get started in your sewing space creating wonderful sewn master pieces!

Much Love!

Chelsea

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SAHM and Cool Find!

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Calling All Stay At Home Moms AND Work At Home Moms!!!

 

I am super excited that the weather is warming up! Well at least it is here..

This means that we can take our little ones outside for extended periods of time to play play play! Today B-Rae and I went outside for a whole 30 minutes and without coats. We explored the whole yard all the way around the house. We had so much fun and loved the fresh air! I think since her birthday is in July that we have to get her some

fun outside toys.

What do your kids go for first thing when they get outside?

B-Rae loves to run and find things to carry around. I think she needs a new kiddie pool as soon as it gets hot enough! I very much like to bring toys back into the house or at least on the deck out of the weather so that they last longer with out weather damage. Am I the only one that does this?

It’s just so great to get them outside and let them play in the fresh air and explore until they are good and done 😉

 

Moving on!

 

I got the GREATEST book in the mail today! I found it online the other day and almost couldn’t wait to get it before I told everyone about it!

 

Ok ok so it is titled “Making Children’s Clothes” By Emma Hardy. 25 stylish step-by-step sewing projects for 0-5 years, including full-size paper patterns. Need I say more?!

This is such a great book! Here’s the book:

Front Cover

 

Here are some pictures of what it looks like inside:

 

Back CoverPatterns folded up insideProject Inside

They are super explanatory instructions and great for sewers of all experience levels. I am SO looking forward to making fun clothing from this book! Highly Recommend!

 

Oh and PS it was a good price I got mine for just under $15.00 including shipping. 🙂

Ok I’m going back to the sewing machine now! Much Love Everyone!

 

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Feb 6

Learning How to Sew Fabulously!

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Hey all!

 

We left off on the sewing tutorials with pattern talk. I’ve decided to share a little more on the subject and then some. Let’s jump right in!

I told you about what the pattern packet tells you. Basically it tells you what you will need for the projects enclosed. If you are a beginner you can pick patterns that say something like “easy” or “fast” to get your first couple projects under your belt. Once you open the pattern packet you will find the directions on paper and the pattern pieces are done on tissue paper. BE CAREFUL not to rip this somewhat delicate paper! If you have never used a pattern before it is recommended that you read through the directions before you get started. Make sure you somewhat understand them and if not you can usually google the term or refer to a sewing book so you know what they are talking about. I have done this a couple of times and then a couple more just to double-check.

 You should now cut all of the pattern pieces out on the proper lines and dry iron them on a somewhat low temperature setting (This eliminates creases for a more accurate fabric cut). I only iron the ones I am going to use on the project at hand (Most patterns include how to make several different projects). When you are positioning the pattern pieces on the fabric you want to take note of where the fold line is so that you line that part up correctly. Consult the pattern diagram so that you are on the right track and wrong side from right side. Wrong side is the ugly or non colored side of the fabric where as the right side is the pretty side or color side.

** Paper pattern tip: Once the guide sheets and tissue paper patterns have been removed from the envelope and used, it is almost impossible to refold everything so it fits easily back into the envelope. Try this trick, and you’ll have no trouble keeping your patterns neat and organized. Refold the pattern pieces to be the approximate size of the folded guide sheet, but don’t worry about how flat or neat the pattern pieces are. Place the tissue paper between the sides of the folded guide sheet and compress the layers between your fingers. Now you can slide the guide sheets and pattern pieces into the original envelope with a problem! – Encyclopedia of Sewing 

Seriously I struggled with this a lot! So glad I found this trick! Once you are in the situation it will all make sense Hahaha!

 

Whether you have your mom’s old sewing machine or a new top of the line sewing computer, you need to know how to use its basic functions to get started. You should refer to your sewing machines manual to learn how it functions. If you do not have it you can call the manufacturer to get one sent to you or see if it is available online.

 

Key things to know about your sewing machine:

(Look in your manual to see exactly where these parts are located)

 

This is just an example machine

*Handwheel: Look to the right of your machine to find it, you can crank the wheel to operate your machine by hand. Some machines can only have the hand wheel turned toward you or you can screw up the timing so know how yours works!

*Foot Pedal: Press down on this to operate your needle. There is a cord that attaches to your sewing machine and it gets its power from the machine.  

*Needle Bar: This is where the needle is inserted. It moves the needle up and down when in operation.

*Feed Dog: This is where the fabric is fed through the machine. The presser foot presses the fabric to the feed dogs for smooth movement. On most machines you can put a special plate over the feed dogs so that you can move the fabric through manually also known as “free-motion stitching”.

*Reverse: This is typically used to back tack the beginning and ending of your seams.

*Stitch selector: This is how you change from different stitches. It is different on different machines; it can be a lever, a dial, touch screen, a dial, or a slide.

*Bobbin wider: This is the device located on your machine (mine is on top) for winding thread onto your bobbins. It usually is very simple to do just follow the directions in your manual. Placing the bobbin into the machine can be difficult; it took me awhile to get the swing of it so take your time.

*Stitch plate: This is the metal plate sitting around the feed dogs that usually has notches that help you keep a seam evenly measured. You can usually remove this plate.

*Take up lever: This part regulates the thread as it comes off the spool, pulling just the right amount for each stitch. Know where this is and that its in the proper position for your machine when threading your machine.

*Bobbin Case: This case regulates the tension of the lower thread and is either fixed into the machine or is a separate device.

*Stitch length and width controls: These are the buttons or levers or knobs which control how long or short your stitches will be. Most machines have a default setting for each stitch.

*Shuttle System: This holds the bobbin in its case (lower thread), the shuttle has a hook that grips a loop of needle thread as the needle brings it down; the movement of the shuttle wraps it around the bobbin thread, tightening it to form a stitch.

 

Best advice so far: Read your manual front to back and watch the DVD if it came with your sewing machine! It can be night-time reading before bed.

 That’s all for now folks! Comment or email me with any questions and I’ll gladly answer them!

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Jan 30

Sewing Lessons! A Cavewoman could do it!

 

If the future is to remain open and free, we need people who can tolerate

the unknown, who will not need the support of completely worked-out systems

or traditional blueprints from the past.                  -Margaret Mead

 

Fabulous Fabrics

What is it about fabric? Is it the color, the texture, the feel of the fibers that are woven together? What is it about fabric that compels a stitcher to touch, to stroke, to feel each piece? There doesn’t seem to be the same intense pull to touch clothing or furniture or other items made of cloth, but the possibility and the promise of what that fabric may become causes a stitcher to stroke and handle yardage. It’s part of the process of becoming one with the fabric, trying to determine its future life. -The Encyclopedia of Sewing

Now that is passion! I have to say that I definetly feel a pull towards clothing on the rack hahaha! Nothing like a perfect top for the upcoming occassion 😉 But anyway we are getting off subject here.

 

So! The next step is PATTERNS! Here’s everything you need to know about getting your pattern stash started:

 

The back of the pattern packet

The best way to shop for patterns… is totally up to you! There are a few different ways to go about it. I started my collection by catching a killer 99 cent sale at Joanns.

If it’s the store you are heading for you can find a table with seating where you can browse through the big name catalogs.When you see a pattern you like its super easy to look at the pattern number and go to the appropriate filing drawer (marked with the brand name). Look up the number and there you have it!

I have found cheaper alternatives!!!

 

You will quickly find that the store bought patterns are upwards to $17 + and if you don’t like that price than listen up!

 

One way to get around the higher store bought prices is to go directly to the pattern companies web site and be sure to check out their sale section online. You can be a super thrifty and watch for a killer sale at your sewing supply store of choice, like I said earlier I scored the moajority of my first patterns from a great sale. You can also get on Amazon.com and browse around to find good deals on there too. They are usually less than the store bought prices.

However you want to go about it HAVE FUN!! I love shopping for patterns because there are so many that its just like clothes shopping except you get to create it just how you want it 😀

The print is small on these packets!

One thing you should know is that patterns can be very intimidating to the begginer sewer. Located on the back of the pattern is all of the supplies you will need and in what amount per what size you want.

Pick what design you want to do then their should be a letter indicating to it’s supplies on the packet. Let’s say the corresponding letter is “B” then you need to refer to all of the supplies that are first indicated by that letter. If you can see on the picture what I’m talking about then you should know what I mean. You may need some body measurements in order to pick what size of the garment you want to make. If your making a none clothing item then you may or not need meaurements for your project. So have these written down before you go shopping for supplies. Be sure to get everything you will need for your project so you don’t have to run back to the store later. Don’t be afraid to ask for help from an employee at the store. They will be able to point you in the right direction and help you decipher a tricky pattern. Notions are also listed on the patterns supply list.

 

Notions- a general term that indicates supplies needed to complete a sewing project along with the pattern and fabric; examples are zippers, buttons, twill tape, thread, etc.                     -Encyclopedia of Sewing

You can find all kinds of different patterns!

 

 

 

 

 

Once you have all of the supplies you will need to complete your project (make sure you have the tools you will be needing also, atleast the essentials I told you about in a previous Sewing Lesson post) you should open your pattern packet and take a once over of the directions. If you don’t recognize some of the terms be sure to look it up so you fully understand your instructions. This is important because if you don’t understand you may be dissapointed when your project doesn’t come out properly.

**I like to cut out all of my pattern pieces to get rid of the excess pattern tissue paper. MAKE SURE you are cutting them out on the biggest size so you don’t ruin the pattern pieces. When you have them all cut out gather the pieces you will need by following the instructions. They typically have each project design listed and then a series of numbers regarding what pattern pieces are needed, you can find these numbers printed on the corresponding pattern pieces. Before you get started cutting out your fabric you should turn your iron on the lowest dry setting and give your pattern pieces a delicate once over so that they will lay flat on the fabric ensuring a more accurate cut 😉 Little trick courtesy of your truly.

To be Continued…

 

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Much Love All! TTFN! Stay tuned for tomorrows SAHM Segment 😉

 

Chelsea

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Jan 27

So Much is Happening Here!

Quote!

“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do.

Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.”

-Ella Fitzgerald

Omgosh I am so excited today!! I have so much going on for Passion For Baby Fashion right now!

If you haven’t seen my Facebook it can be found by searching for Chelsea’s BabyFashions and I love friends 🙂

My Kickstarter project launched yesterday AH! This is a big deal people! You can see it here http://kck.st/w8hiil be sure to help me share this with as people as we can. I have so much to share and I just need a little support 😀

I am brand new to Twitter!! You can follow the most frequent updates by adding @coychelsea Do it!

I hope I’m not forgetting anything! But that’s the big stuff today 🙂

I’ve got some seriously cute stuff in the making right now but not quite finished yet! I will share them as soon as I’m finished!!

SEWING ESSENTIALS!

Having a good basic stock of the following items will make sure you are set to begin. Having a sewing machine would be fantastic for you but if you are a hand sewer than you may not have  a need for one. You can go to stores such as Joann’s, Costco, Walmart, etc. to find one new. You can check out online shopping by simply googleing it or I would check out Amazon.com. Of course if you want to be budget minded be sure to browse craigslist, and your local 2nd hand thrift stores. Be sure to do your research before you choose. Make sure that you are getting a sewing machine that fits your sewing needs 🙂

Here is a list of basic tools to have in your sewing box:

Straight pins: These are used for so many things in sewing they are a must! I recommend the ones that have a decorative head (ball, bead, flat flower) because they are easier to grasp.

Pin Cushion: These are obviously used to hold onto your pins for you so they don’t end up on your seat 😉 Pick whatever kind you want as long as you can poke needles into it. There are magnetic ones that are cool too. You can make your own!

Seam Ripper: This was a god send for my first couple projects! While getting used to the different layers and such I had to pull a few seams to get it right. It should have a cover, a small point, and a sharp inner blade.

Scissors: There is an endless amount of scissors out there, but don’t be fooled you pretty much need two pairs. Have a pair of 7″-8″ bent handle shears, these are the best for big cutting jobs that your rotary cutter isn’t right for. I like to cut out my patterns with these. Then be sure to have a small pair of 4″-5″ trimming scissors, great for snipping thread or little pieces of fabric here or there. These are best for the little snips that the other two pairs make difficult.

Tape Measure: This is the kind that you can drape around your neck for quick access. These are fabulous! Have one and you’ll see why! They are essential.

Fabric Markers: Okay there are a ton of these, I think it is up to you! See what you are comfortable with. I have a chalk pencil and fabric marker that washes out. Pay attention to not ruining your project because you used something that stained.

Rotary cutter: Reminds me of a pizza cutter, but don’t mix the two! It is so much easier and faster to cut your fabric pieces with this tool. There are different sizes to fit your different needs. 

Rotary Cutting Mat: Unless you want to cut up your work table or kitchen table this is a must have! It a cutting board for your sewing room AND it has a ruler across the whole thing.

Clear Rulers: Again works great along with the rotary cutter and mat.

So there you have it! Get these supplies gathered up and you are on your way to sewing master! I have seen several “Starter Kits” at craft stores. Don’t forget to check out sales and such when your shopping for these items 😉

Much Love! TTYL!

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Jan 25

Learning to Sew

Quote of the Day!

Woman must not accept; she must challenge.
She must not be awed by that which has been built up around her;
she must reverence that woman in her which struggles for expression.

~ Margaret Sanger ~

Brilliant!

 “I can’t sew” “Sewing is for grannys” “I sucked in Home Ec”

Some of the most common comments from those who don’t sew. Like most things in life you need to have the will to learn and master the skill just like anything else. Did you just take off down the street when daddy first let go of your bicycle? NO! You fell over lol. Same applies here except it will hurt less! Choose a simple and easy first couple of projects to get down the basic skills and then you can grow from there 😉 

Sewing is technically two pieces of fabric being brought together by a needle and thread. That leaves endless possibilities…

There are those who sew projects by hand, some are mainly machine sewers and usually people like you and I use both. The basic categories of sewing projects go something like this:

Quilting: There are whole cloth quilts, pieced quilts and applique quilts. You can make quilt blankets, pillows, clothing, purses and you can have quilted pieces on other non quilting projects. They range in any size really from a Barbie quilt to a king size quilt. Very warm and toasty because quilts are layered with batting and quilted or stitched through the layers.

I have always thought that quilting would be a great long-term project if you have the room for it to be hanging out somewhere while you take the time to complete it. My in-laws have a family member that traditionally makes denim quilts out of used jeans and it is way cool. She gives them as family heirloom gifts!

Fashion Sewing: This is all clothing for women, men, children and pets. That is including fashion accessories such as scarves, purses and undergarments. From socks to coats this category is a big one!

This is my work

As you can see from previous posts I am focusing on the children’s clothing right now 😉 where see where this journey takes me! There is something about going to the store with my daughter and having someone compliment her outfit having no idea I made it until I tell them. Seriously kind of goes to my head! :p

Home Decor: Take a look around at our house hold items, if they are made with fabric they are included in this category. Furniture, the pillows and throws on them, your table-cloth, napkins, hand towels, bedding etc. AGAIN with the endless possibilities!

Everyone wants to have their own unique home decor right? Well it doesn’t get more original than one of a kind that you  yourself made. If your feeling excited right now its because your inspired and one of these categories so far has caught your interest. That’s Great! Hold on to that and I will help you out along the way 😉

Crafting: This broad category includes things that don’t fit into other categories. Typically small items like tote bags, fiber art pieces, purses, jewelry, hair bows etc. These are projects that may include a little bit of sewing with other constructing aspects where some of these projects are all sewing but again doesn’t fall into of the other categories.

All made by yours truly ❤

I make hair bows and there is a minor amount of sewing usually but so much fun! I have a future project planned to make reusable shopping bags 🙂 My way of being “green”!

Embellishing: Embellishing isnt actually the item being made but is still a project involved in making the item. For example, the fabric flower on my pink ear warmer was a sewing project but is now the embellishment on another item. Sometimes there is a store bought item that you can make an added embellishment to add to it for that special touch.

Oh hello here I am!

 

Silly girl! See how I embellished both pieces with buttons and fabric flowers?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I love embellishing my projects because it just gives it more life!

Sew one sew all! There is no rule about sticking to one category or mixing them together, endless possibilities people! I know I have and will continue to dabble in all categories.

This is the begining understanding. Next time we will take it further and before you know it you will be a pro!

TTFN!! Much Love!

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