Seamstresses and Alterationists – Bring Out Your Scraps!!

| September 11, 2014

We’ve talked about fabric scraps previously and the need to save them and categorize them for easy access.  Today, we’re going to talk about two craft items that can be made out of your scraps — to be used by yourself, given as gifts, taken to a craft fair or put on ebay.  Anyway you […]

Decorating With Scraps

| November 15, 2012

Trims by the yard and large-motif trims are great for use in making Christmas ornaments, greeting cards and gift items. A burlap wall hanging or a greeting card made out of construction paper can have candles of woven-braid trim, each topped by a flickering flame (a single notch from gold rickrack makes a perfect flame).  […]

Reduce, Reuse and Recycle

| April 22, 2009

Today is Earth Day, and what better way to celebrate than to figure out ways we can reduce, reuse and recycle — not just in our businesses, but in our homes as well.If we all determined to do a little more recycling of things we’d normally toss into the trash can, we could literally “save […]

How To Organize Your Fabric Stash

| February 4, 2009

My fabric cabinet(s) are filled to the top of most shelves with fabric of all sizes and yardages.  I just can’t seem to walk by those fabrics in the stores that are “calling out for me!”  I love fabric sales and it never fails – I also find regular priced stuff I just can’t live […]

More Decorating With Scraps

| November 23, 2008

After doing the post yesterday about decorating with scraps, I decided to do a little more research on using scraps for Christmas decorations.  I found some really cute decorations, AND tutorials on how to make them.  WOW!  This is your lucky day — so dig back into those scraps and start making some decorations.  (Bet […]

Scraps! Scraps! Come Out Wherever You Are!

| August 6, 2008

I am constantly amazed at what can be made of those fabric scraps – down to the smallest of pieces!  I have so many scraps, as most seamstresses, crafters and alterationists do, that I could sew for years!  However the thought of new fabric pieces and scraps intrigues me, so I look for them in […]