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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Rooster fabric

I'm so excited this is my first fabric design I just got in the mail and I want to share it and here it is.
Now you can buy the Galo de Barcelos fabric on Spoonflower here is the link http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/mariasewsalot 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Soccer Mom

Soccer mom Beanies
I've been wanting to make these beanies for really long time and I finally found an embroidery that I like and hats that I liked. They come in four different colors for now black, white, royal blue and red. I just love them they keep me nice and toasty on those cold soccer days and nights. I love watching soccer but hate being cold and I hate the rain so you'll find me there. Underneath my umbrella with my blankets and my soccer beanie. I am that soccer mom that screams for both teams if I know kids from both teams. I like to watch, I just like to make sure that nobody gets hurt and that they do play fair I hate watching dirty soccer. Here are my beanies hope you like them 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

How to fix plumbers pants problems

Here are step by step instructions to fix your plumbers pants, so your underwear don't show when wearing jeans. We will be working on the inside waistband of the jeans.
1. Cut buttonhole on inside of waistband near second loops.
2. Cut elastic to lenght you need.
3. Turn under double half inch and stich to finish edge.

4. Stitch a button on waistband above seam where pocket starts.

5. Insert elastic through hole and feed out other side.
6. Cut button hole on the elastic and button the button on the elastic.
7. Sew the elastic down flat on the center back of the pants close to the belt loop ( remember to back stitch). Make sure the elastic is even in both sides before stitching down.
8. Try them on and if you need to cut another hole in the elastic to make them tighter then you can do so.
This is a great way to solve that plumbers problem and still be able to get the jeans or other pants over your hips. 

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

I'm thankful for my sewing students

Today I want to thank my sewing students. I can't believe it's been 15 months since I started the sewing studio it all started with my first three students Amy, Pat and Sam. Yesterday Sam would not of been happy with me at all.My two hour class lasted for almost 3 and half hours. That's what happens sewing is sew exciting you lose trace of time.
Thank you for all your hard work, for listening to the instructions. Pinning the way you sew! Learning to use the iron even the little ones.  Being patient, keeping calm and sewing on!
I hope to inspire and keep you sewing for both our lifetimes. I will keep posting your projects on Facebook and now I've added a board to my Pinterest called Student's project. You know how I love Pinterest.
Thank you for sending me messages, thank you for all the likes on Facebook, and I see some of you are starting to find me in other social media outlets. You know I love technology, thanks Julio. 
I just want to make sure that even if you are not taking classes you are still sewing. You and I both know you love it, remember I was there when you were trying to hide the excitement of your finished project or how to finally use your machine that was still in the box! 
Many years of happy sewing and thank you for coming to my little studio.

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Monday, December 2, 2013

Recycled sweater stocking

1. Cut the sweater to the shape of a stocking
2. Cut lining Material to the same shape
3. Put lining pieces right sides together and sew around the edges leaving the top open
4. Sew outside of stocking right sides together leaving top open
5. Stick one stocking inside the other right sides together and stitch around leaving a whole big enough for turning inside out
6. Turn right side out
7. Top stitch around the top of the stocking
8. Stitch cording to side to hang
You are done!