Category: Crafting

The Great Cape Adventure

The Great Cape Adventure

Last fall (as in, October 2014), I became fascinated with the idea of a cape. It might be because of my complete failure to sew up a proper coat - I can sew, but getting stuff to fit my hips, bust and larger arms is a challenge. Enter a cape - this should be easy, … Continue reading The Great Cape Adventure

In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

When I first moved in, we discussed (argued?) for months about what kind of pillows we wanted on the couch. I wanted pillows, I think Fred might have been ambivalent. But these were too busy, those were too boring, these were too bright, those were... I don't even remember anymore. We finally ended up finding … Continue reading In which Hannah decides to sew pillow cases

A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo

A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo

I loved both of these patterns so much that I had to make more! One of my favorite skirts and one of my very first successful makes was my Sewaholic Rae linen skirt.  I wore that skirt all over the world. The biggest issue and the reason I couldn't wear it to the office is … Continue reading A linen Rae and a turqouise Hyss – summery combo

A different approach for Continental purling

While learning how to do a skill (picking up stitches for the button band for my black Hyss?) I found a new way of purling Continental style!  I can't find the original video that describes the original technique, but I've found another example to share. The lady in the video wrapped the yarn around the … Continue reading A different approach for Continental purling

Threading the Brother 1034D overlock/serger

I got my Brother 1034D overlocker/serger back in the spring and I've been having a blast with it. What an awesome tool! One of the things that I've spent the most time on is learning how to thread it. Unfortunately, the resources that Brother sent with the machine are not that great - they're low quality … Continue reading Threading the Brother 1034D overlock/serger