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Handmade Halloween: Minion Edition!

Handmade Halloween: Minion Edition!

So I went a little crazy with my Halloween costume this year and made myself into a Minion. I saw Jess’ super cute Bert and Ernie costumes and thought I’d share mine too. There’s actually very little sewing that went into this if you don’t count the (very hot…temperature wise) fleece shirt that I made […]

Get Organized! …Fabric Edition

Get Organized! …Fabric Edition

Start September off on the right foot by organizing your fabric stash.

Adventures in Costume Making – Part Deux

Adventures in Costume Making – Part Deux

A guest post by a truly gifted Halloween’er!

Make it Sew!

Make it Sew!

I can’t believe October has come and gone. But that means it’s Halloween – my favourite time of year! I’d like to share with you my two latest costumes, which always seem to involve at least a little bit of sewing. Last year I dressed up the one and only Dog the Bounty Hunter. I […]

Ask Sewing School – You Asked, We Answered

Ask Sewing School – You Asked, We Answered

A collection of questions we’ve been asked in the recent past and our answers. Think you can help? Leave a comment in the comments section and help a sewist out!

Pop Quiz with Hillary Webb

Pop Quiz with Hillary Webb

West coast textile artist Hillary Webb chats with us about her craft and what’s happening out on the east coast!

Pop Quiz with Ohhh Lulu

Pop Quiz with Ohhh Lulu

We chat with the talented lady behind Ohhh Lulu, a handmade lingerie and apparel business based in Orillia, ON.

bias

bias

In sewing, bias refers to a 45 degree angle from the crosswise or lengthwise grain of the fabric. Cutting fabric on the bias grain will produce a piece of fabric with more flexibility than that cut on the lengthwise or crosswise of the grain. Bias binding is cut this way. It is often used to […]

Sewing School turns 2!

Sewing School turns 2!

Wahoo! We’ve turned two! To celebrate we are offering a free desktop background of our Anatomy of the Sewing Machine image.

Pop Quiz with Needlework

Pop Quiz with Needlework

In honour of the first day of school, we gave a pop quiz to Kate and Liz, the ladies behind Needlework in Hamilton.

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