Enchanted By Sewing
About This Show
This Californian sews for her lifestyle, one that includes hiking, biking, school, and a casual work environment. She prefers arty romantic styles, like embellished tee shirts. Laurel sews pretty clothes that make her wardrobe work. Her monthly “Enchanted By Sewing” shows are garment themed, and include chat about techniques and patterns, as well as short interviews with other local San Francisco Bay Area sewists.
Most Recent Episode
EnchBySew-50: Tote’in for the Festive Season - Holiday Postcard
Dec 23 16
This December I’ve put more time into sewing, than blogging about sewing. So though I’ve actually sewn five items – I’ve only blogged about two of them - so far. I’m hoping I'll find some time to post about what I’ve made, next week, because I really enjoy having a sewing journal. I love looking back through my blog and remembering – oh that’s right Back in Dec of 2016 I made * Queen Cordelia – a printed courderoy princess seamed shirt with ¾ len sleeves, fun buttons and some collar embellishment * A pair of front-pleated denim trousers * A night shirt for my husband, * A simple flannel baby blanket * A flat bottomed tote bag This Month’s Show is a holiday postcard, focusing on the basic technicos/techniques of sewing a flat-bottomed bag that can serve the combined purpose of being both a tote and gift bag. Five reasons to know how to sew a tote 1 - Save money or just be Green: I don’t know about where you live, but around here, we get chargd 10 cents for store bags -it’s really worth remembering your tote bag! 2) Be Arty as well as green and clean up your sewing resource inventory : A tote bag is a handy way to use up fabric scraps and remnents. I serves as a vehicle for trying out favorite or new embellishment techniques like embroidery, craft button designs, beading, quilting or a collage made of scraps of lace and trims 3) A tote bag is a basic sewing project . It’s a good way to stare learning to sew, or get back into sewing . It doesn’t take very long and you can practice basic seaming and other sewing techniques. 4) Unlike garment sewing - A tote bag does not require fitting! 5) A tote bag makes a great packable and reusable gift. If you have the resources on hand - You could even decide to make one an hour or so before it’s needed! I blogged about, a tote I made earlier this month for visitng family members as a holiday gift. That posting includes four photos intended to show basic steps of tote bag sewing. BTW I included a pound and a half box of biscotti from a wonderful local Italian deli – Diandras in San Mateo at Crystal Springs shopping center . If they ate , or shared, all the cookies during the conference they came for, they coul