Christmas Hand Towel

Sew For Christmas, A Great Project for Kids

A great Sewing project for kids to do for Christmas Every year at Christmas time we make a few projects in the Kids Classes for the kids to give as gifts. A favourite project “my kids” enjoy making is a this little hand towel that is designed to loop over the handle on the oven…

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Sew Scary!

Sew Scary! Several years ago I received a phone call from Paddy asking me if I would sew a Hallowe’en costume for him. He wanted to be Pennywise the VERY scary clown from the Stephen King movie IT (watch at your own risk)! He had the teeth, which were the jumping off point as they say…

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Sewing Explosion

Sewing Explosion! I have experienced a sewing explosion and I couldn’t be happier! This is my second year of offering kids classes and I have had so many requests that I’ve opened up an extra space in all of my classes. I was regretfully turning kids away when my husband reminded me that Brother Canada…

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Cute little onesie!

September Sewing

September Sewing To me, September has always been like New Year’s, a time of new beginnings and getting back into routines after the summer! With the cooler days and kids back in school it is a great time to get sewing. AND it is National Sewing Month in the US…I will take it upon myself…

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Close up of replaced zipper.

Mom, can you replace the zipper on this?

Mom, can you replace the zipper on this? Argh, those dreaded words! I told my husband when we were first married that I didn’t mend or alter, I only created, and I’ve pretty much held to it! Who knew that, fast forward  32 years, I would be teaching beginner sewing lessons and would have three daughters…

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Kids Summer Sewing Camp

Summer Sewing Camps for Kids

Summer Sewing Camps for Kids Every summer I offer sewing camps for kids. It is a great time to take an entire week and learn to sew. Sewing is such a great lifelong skill and is so creative AND useful, not to mention FUN! In the summer camp the kids start right off using the…

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The Perfect Beginner Sewing Machine

The Perfect Beginner Sewing Machine! As I mentioned in a previous blog post  Brother Canada has sponsored SewGood and provided all new sewing machines for my classes. So, in my New Westminster, BC studio I have been having lots of fun testing my brand new Brother NS40e sewing machines! These are perfect beginner sewing machines. Besides…

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Button Button

I decided to take a trip into the city on Friday. The SewGood studio in New Westminster is only a 30 minute ride on the Skytrain to downtown Vancouver, but I just don’t get down there much anymore. I felt like the country mouse in the big city! While I was there I visited a…

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Brother Sewing Machine NS40e

Oh Brother!

Way back in January of this year, I received a phone call from Amèlie who works at Brother Canada’s head office in Quebec. I ALMOST didn’t answer when I saw the Quebec extention, because I teach sewing lessons in New Westminster, BC and I knew people wouldn’t be traveling from Quebec to take my sewing…

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Brother VQ2400

Shopping for a Sewing Machine? Part 2

Shopping for a Sewing Machine?  In a previous post I wrote about where to shop for a sewing machine and my recommendation is always to shop at your local sewing machine retailer. You will get a better quality machine as well as lessons on the operation of your machine and support! So, in this post I…

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