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One bag done three ways! It’s fun to see how a basic bag can evolve. This is the third version of our Trio, featuring straight line quilting across the upper panels, plus an adjustable, detachable strap and zippered front pocket.

A basic bag means basic sewing. But what if you want a little extra punch and pizzazz? You might want to step up the ladder to a machine that offers a few more feature and embellishment extras, like hundreds of decorative stitches and embroidery. Looking at a project from different angles is the theme of
We’re often asked for our recommendations about which sewing machine to buy; people wonder how many features are “necessary.” We do our best to answer, but it’s a little like asking, “How much is a red car?” The decision depends on what you want to make and how the extra features can help you construct
If you love machine embroidery like we do, you know there’s a part of it that feels like magic in motion. Seeing art come to life with stitches and thread is mesmerizing. A machine’s built-in designs, as well as the myriad of embroidery designs you can find online, are the traditional first step. But what

We’re excited to let you know that Renaissance Ribbons has put together a special kit you can purchase with the exact Tula Pink fabric and ribbons we used to make our super cute sample apron. Check out the link in the tutorial.

If you’re a regular follower, you know we recently kicked off a special series and have been shouting from the rooftops about how, “Sewing is a Real Life Survival Skill!” It’s true, and in partnership with our friends at Janome, we’ve turned our series emblem into a cool machine embroidery patch. It’s offered as a

Join us, along with our friends at Janome, as we pull together information, tutorials, and projects to rekindle sewing as a real life survival skill. Now is the time to remember, re-learn, and teach others how to create from scratch.

The official word has come from the CDC: when going out in public wearing a face mask is recommended for everyone. If you or someone you know does not sew or if you simply need a super fast (5 minutes) alternative, this easy, no-sew project is for you.

New Site – New Apron!! We love the retro look of tough-yet-soft ticking. It can stand up to those kitchen stains and spills. Our design is beginner-friendly and fun to sew. Great if you’re cooking your own Spring Celebrations or make one as a Mother’s Day or housewarming gift.

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