Sweet Floral Bunny Dish Towel Friday’s Freebie

Hi, all! Eileen from GoofingOff Sewing here. I finally finished working on the bird ornaments for the Relay for Life Reception in Gainesville, FL T’ONIGHT….nothing like waiting until the last minute…..and have a chance to get caught up with other things….like life. Well, my friends, I am here with a Friday Freebie. These are the cutest dishtowels to brighten up the kitchen for spring. Screen Shot 2017-04-21 at 7.34.43 AM

The design is from Flamingo Toes and posted on her lovely blog. She has the full tutorial with lots of pictures to follow along with. Go HERE to see her work and have a wonderful weekend. I’ll be back with sewing tips and tutorials. Promise.

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Tutorial Tuesday: Canvas Pencil Pouch

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Today I am sharing a lined Canvas Pencil Pouch tutorial from Noodle-head. Whether or not I need another pencil pouch doesn’t matter. What does matter is her tutorial is well-done, easy to follow, and has lots of pictures for someone like me who can’t always decipher instructions. To see the tutorial click HERE. Check it out. It is well worth a go.

 

Cutting Knit Fabric

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Good Morning! Eileen here from GoofingOff Sewing with something to share.

Everyone has a challenging moment when it come to sewing and, for many, cutting knit fabric is one. Here is a good tutorial from Tilly and the Buttons to use.

In the tutorial a rotary cutter is used. Someone commented that she has a problem using her cutter and wasn’t sure if it was due to a dull blade. Unfortunately, rotary blades dull quickly (or at least it seems quick). On a personal level, I struggled with my cutter until I treated myself to a new blade. What a difference a $6 purchase makes……Just a thought.

Another thing she recommends is pre-washing the fabric. Please, pre-wash your fabric if it is washable (you folks who work with silks, rayon, and other fabric that hate water might want to ignore this). Some fabric shrink and “act up” when washed so pre-washing will be one less aggravation when you have your finished product….as in puckering where you didn’t plan to pucker.

So, check the tutorial. It is worth a look-see. Happy sewing!

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Sewing Roll by Jennie at JennieStitched

Rain again…lots of rain. We’re getting what California needs. Seems there is a disturbance in the Gulf, a stalled disturbance, with lots of rain. Hopefully it won’t organize and become a named storm. So what does that mean, you might ask? It means I keep my happy tush at home and get some things done…like laundry, cook a batch of chili, pack Etsy purchases (thank you), and list the wonderful costume patterns I found while thrifting at my favorite shops yesterday. After all, the annual Costume Sewing Pattern Sale is less than a month away. This is the 5th year now and it’s hard to keep patterns in the shop for the sale. It starts Septmber 1st and lasts through the month of September so mark your calendars. I’ll be posting more about it as we get closer to the sale.


In the meantime…..

The holidays are approaching like they do every year and every year I try to do too much….make gifts, bake cookies, cook for a crowd….I’m sure y’all go through the same thing. Well, I found this great looking sewing roll by Jenny at Jenny Stitched. She made this roll for a friend and posted the tutorial. It is worth a look-see and do. Click HERE to go to her tutorial (or click on the picture. She did a fine job and I want to show her work off).

I will post more easy-to-make gifts every week so we (yes, me, too) aren’t pulling our hair out trying to get things done at the last minute. I paid too much for this ‘do to pull it out…and I want to sip wine with friends. Maybe I host a cookie bake AND sip wine. Hmmm….




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Jennie’s Sewing Roll opened with all the goodies inside.

Yippee! It looks like the rain is letting up a little…maybe the hubby won’t have to build a boat after all. No ark, the dogs are fixed….and so is the cat. The only thing that would breed would be mosquitoes…got enough of those already. 

Until next time…Sew On!

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