For Sale: Swinsuit Pattern Kiwk Sew 2605

Uncut but traced. Sizes 4-5-6- and 7. Easy to sew.
Price $3 which includes first class postage.

Sew Beautiful Issue 64, 1999

A free pattern, smocked nightgown for women sizes 8-18 plus Martha’s Favorite Shirt Jacket Pattern sizes 6-28. $5 plus shipping. No smoking or pets.

No smoking or pets. Pattern uncut. PayPal

Sew Beautiful Magazine Summer 1998

Summer 1998, 4 Smocking Plates, Heirloom Skirt and Blouse pattern for girls sizes 4-8, Duplicate Stitch and Pattern for Women short Sleeved Shell sizes 6-28.
Price $8.00 plus $4.50 shp. Continental USA

Products for Sewers

Products that are helpful to sewers aren’t always located in the sewing room. Try this on Fabric Purses, Place Mats and Napkins.

I love Best Press but if cost is a problem this is a good substitute.

I have used Shout Color Catcher but this brand is much better. I usually wash new fabric before using the fabric.

Happy Sewing

For Sale: Debbie Glenn Patterns

For Sale: Debbie Glenn Patterns

From Debbie Glenn 2 patterns. One for Toddlers sizes 2T-5 and one for her 18″ doll to match. Also included is a issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine issue 101, 2005 that includes the article written by Debbie using these patterns. This issue also includes a free pattern for Breezy Summer Apron and Bloomers. This pattern will fit 12m, 18m. and sizes 2 and 3. Very cute for Summer. The patterns have not been cut.

Price $15 plus shipping. PayPal or checks after clearing are accepted. Not pets or Smoking.


Sewing on Elastic

Many fashions today use elastic waistbands. The elastic is visible and it not covered by fabric.

Use a stretch needle to sew the elastic. This will keep the little knobs of elastic from popping up.

Happy sewing.

Scarfs For Sale

Scarfs pictured below are $9 each which includes shipping to the lower 48 states. They are long infinity scarfs which go around the models head twice.

I will take Paypal or checks after clearing.

Embroidery Designs Heirloom Classics II

From Martha Pullen 24 Machine Embroidery Designs on a CD-ROM , Heirloom Classics II. All supported formats with a easy to use installer program. All Designs fit in a 4 x 4 hoop. My favorite was the Holiday Church Bells and the Scrolled Medallion. The strawberries in bloom was very nice also.

$20 plus Shipping

Vinyl Patterns

Want to make a pattern that will last. Do all patterns need to last? Of course not, but sometimes we use a pattern many times. Your favorite purse patterns, craft patterns as well as favorite clothing patterns are candidates.

In the latest issue of Threads Magazine there was a hint about making patterns from see through vinyl that is used to cover tables. After a little shopping I selected the cheapest vinyl at JoAnn’s and started my experiment. It wasn’t labeled as a table cover, just vinyl. Great timing as I was about to trace a pattern from a pair of Dockers pants that fit me and I wanted a pattern I could use.

It is best to lay the vinyl on top of the pattern or garment you are tracing as the vinyl sticks and hold down the garment or pattern. I used a black Sharpie Ultra fine point to trace on the vinyl. It stayed on the vinyl without smearing. I also tried Sharpie in different colors and all smeared. In fact the Sharpie black Ultra Fine was that only marker that worked without smearing. Just check that your marker doesn’t smear before tracking.

When cutting out your pattern don’t cut on the black lines. Cut close but don’t cut them off. Your vinyl pattern will be hard to see if the black lines are gone.

I like to roll the vinyl pattern up rather than fold. When it’s time to use again there’s no need to iron. Just smooth it over your fabric and it clings to the fabric.

In anyone find a color marker or pen that doesn’t smear I would love to know. It would be nice to mark different areas different colors especially where you added to the pattern for fitting etc.

Happy Sewing