Have you ever tried sewing with leather? It isn’t nearly as tricky as it sounds. Later this month I will be releasing a free pattern for making a leather bag. Before that, I thought it might be fun to give you a small- and instantly gratifying project to get your mind thinking about all things leather.Read More
I teach sewing and design because I believe that everyone possesses some innate creative ability and once you tap into that and discover your passion, it can build confidence that flows into all aspects of life.
These past few weeks, I have had to take a deep dive into my confidence reserve.
As the publication of my book drew near, I knew that it was time to begin to organize a promotional book blog tour. In order for the book to sell, people have to know about it - right? By May, sheer panic set in. Besides the fact that I am terribly introverted and likely would never own a phone, let alone leave the house given the chance, I had to ask complete strangers to read my book and to (PLEASE!) make something from it and share it with the world.Read More
Last weekend, I taught my first adult workshop of this year. Like with each workshop that I do with children, I learn something new. As I clean up after everyone leaves, I think about what went right during the time and also what I can do to streamline or improve the experience for everyone next time.Read More
Friends, I’m so excited to share that my book, “Sew Bags: The Practical Guide to Making Purses, Totes, Clutches & More; 13 Skill-Building Projects”. This project has been two years in the making and will be published by Stash Books, in June 2019.Read More
Have you ever wondered how to make a umbrella hole tablecloth? I'm going to show you how to adapt a tablecloth to fit an umbrella pole- without adding a zipper. Bias binding and velcro will make a much nicer finish.Read More