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Sew-Alongs & Tutorials

Coming soon!

You can currently access all my sew-alongs, which are listed in the right column of my blog (as well as in the archives).

Just click the links!


  1. Hey!
    I just wanted to shoot you a comment and a sort of "thank you" for your great web page. I love it!
    I'm a 50 plus woman from the Pacific Northwest & often find myself unable to simply go to sleep at the end of the day (lots of anxiety these days) so I find myself perusing the web for some "happy images" to help me into a better frame of mind. Well, one night a few months ago I happened upon your page and was captivated! A man who sews? A man who knows what his way around a sewing machine & loves fabric? Tell me more!
    I have a sick obsession with three things...fabric stores, yarn (I'm sort of a fiber freak) and second hand shops. (where I often find something I can remake into something useful for myself or someone else. My latest obsession is Harris tweed.)
    I also love your collection of sewing machines! I have nine myself, 3 antique treadles, an antique electric Singer and 5 more modern ones. I am not VERY skilled but I am able to hold my own with a pattern or make it up as I go pretty well, and really enjoy the creativity of sewing & hand embroidery. I am sure my Husband would prefer I had some other type of passion, like something that didn't take up so much space. But, I yam what I yam. It can't be helped. The nice things is...there's a support group for what ails me. It's called the fabric store!
    What I really want you to know is inspire me to stop overthinking every freaking project & just trust my instincts. To be daring a little & try new things, and also step outside my comfort zone & look at projects more optimistically, rather than just saying "oh, I could never pull THAT off". Because maybe I CAN! Maybe, if I watch a few tutorials and get a little gumption I can make the thing I'm afraid I'll mess up. (and I'm terrified of wasting fabric.)
    I absolutely love that you are fairly new to sewing and have mastered some complex skills and make fantastic stuff. (RESPECT!) I love that you don't seem to be afraid of making mistakes and are willing to take risks with new things in order to create that fantastic stuff & make it just the way you want it. I wish I could be so brave with a pair of shears & my sewing machine. I enjoy seeing what you are working on and your completed projects too. Your photos & blog posts are often just the thing I need at the end of a long & frustrating day to feast my eyes on a "happy place" so I can doze off in peace & forget about my worries for a while.
    Thanks for your web page. I enjoy it and all the inspiration you instill. I can't possibly be alone in my thinking on this. It just isn't possible.
    Looking forward to your next project.
    Lee, in Seattle.

    1. Lee, thank you so much for your lovely comment. It totally made my day!

  2. I totally agree with Lee...keep up the great work! Marg


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