Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Sewing

I’m ready to take on bigger and grander projects with Miss Singer. We’re finally on the same page and working smoothly with each other after many trials and tribulations throughout the past few months. As I move forward into larger projects, there are some basic things I have learned that I would like to now share with you, the beginner sewers, wanna-be sewers, or potential sewers.

I give you my Top Ten Do’s and Don’ts of Sewing:

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Popping Tags: How to fix an oversized skirt


From over-sized to just right

From over-sized to just right

For my next magic trick I will be turning this over-sized skirt into a form-fitting masterpiece.

(Ooh’s and ah’s are heard throughout the audience.)

But seriously, I have this skirt. I really like it, but there’s just one problem – its too big. Like falls to my feet too big.

I bought this skirt from my local Goodwill and even though I knew it was too big, I just couldn’t pass it up for only $2.00, especially since I knew I could fix it.

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Sewing Basics 101


Let mom relax while you do your own fixing.

I think that everyone on the face of this earth has come across a rip in his or her jeans, a hole in a pocket, or some other tear, gash, split, fray, or damage to clothing and belongings that makes them think the only solution is to throw it in the back of the closet, or worse– the trash.

Your mother doesn’t need to be bothered this weekend working over your belongings. Show her your adult side and do it yourself – with my help of course.

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Let’s Get Raw

Sexy. My 100% cotton, Japanese-made Civilionare denim.

My Civilionaire 100% cotton, Japanese-milled and American-made selvedge denim.

Take off your jeans. 

I’m serious. Take them off and look at the tag. Where are your jeans made?

It’s something that many of us don’t think about. We look for a brand, a fit, a style, but rarely do we think about where they are made, how they are made, or who really makes them.

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