Seneca Sleeve Tie- a simple modification

  A great big sunshine-filled hello from New Mexico, in the southwestern part of the US.  I am Joan @Joan.in.Stitches and I love sewing and sowing.  If I am not in the garden, I am behind a sewing machine, or preparing for (or experimenting in) one or the other.  Sewing since five, I feel lucky […]

Sewing Machine Giveaway for Day 4 of the Best. Party. Ever.

Welcome to the party! October 23-30 Best. Party. Ever.  Today is Day 4 of the event that’s a celebration of thanks. Each Day we’re doing something BIG as a way of thanking you all for your support. The three previous day’s goodies were: Day 1- 50% off all patterns through 10/30 Day 2- Design-a-Pattern contest […]

Are you sewing buttons correctly? Here’s how it should be done.

Have you ever done something a certain way and then realize after YEARS that you were doing it wrong all along? That was me with buttons. I’ve sewn hundreds of buttons on and it never fails that they end up falling off after multiple uses. Grab your projects because after you learn the correct way […]

Full Bust Adjustment for Swim and Sports Bras

There are many ways to adjust a sewing pattern for a full bust, as there are many different styles of bodice patterns. This tutorial will go over how to know if you need an FBA and how to create one on a snug pattern without darts. Do I Need a Full Bust Adjustment? Most sewing […]

Easily Add a Circle Skirt to the Excalibur Dress

The Excalibur Dress is our latest pattern and I’m so excited about it! It features two very different necklines, two lengths, and the option to add beautiful ruching to the hip area. You can read more about it in the Excalibur Top and Dress listing. One thing that I feel it was missing is a […]

How to Sew Chicken Pattern Weights- 8 Easy Steps!

This post contains affiliate links to items that I purchased at full price and that I love. I only share with you items that I use and recommend.  One of the wonderful things about PDF patterns is that you print them on regular copy paper which is thick and durable. Because of the excellent paper […]