Sewing

Cheryl Ellex

Modern commercial sewing patterns are a marvel of precision and engineering. A blueprint for sewers with a wealth of information, standardized markings and symbols and specific written details on how to construct the item step by step. Pattern companies endeavor to decode all their sewing details.

Cheryl Ellex

Soft flexible vinyl is durable, easy to clean, comes in colors other than clear and can be fun for outside-the box scrappy sewing. Vinyl is used to make peek-a-boo windows in organizing pouches, colorful luggage tags, poolside splash proof pouches or suitcase travel protectors. All are easy to sew.

Cheryl Ellex

The imagery, origin and history of Valentine's Day may entertain many a narrative clouded by time, yet the double lobed triangular shape heart symbol, by no means an accurate anatomical figure, seems to have universally prevailed as a popular reminder of love and affection.

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Sewing kitchen curtains need not be complicated at all. All that is needed is a yard or two of fabric, some straight machine stitching and simple methods of attachment. Great beginning sewing project!

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Sewing is one of the oldest of human endeavors. To accomplish this fundamental undertaking sewing notions, namely needles, thimbles and threads have been found to have been in continuous use since pre-history. Curious vintage and familiar modern sewing notions are established companions to sewing.

Cheryl Ellex

Sheer fabrics present a few challenges to the sewer as their perceived delicate and ethereal nature suggests, yet with just a few simple techniques the finished results can be amazing.