How To Sew a French Seam

French seams are commonly used to finish the seams of garments sewn in sheer or light weight fabrics such as silk and chiffon.  French seams produce a professional clean look to a garment while protecting the seam from fraying or showing through to the right side if it is made of a sheer fabric.  This seam finish can also be used in garments … Read more

Make This Easy DIY Cutting Table With Lots of Storage

If you have a designated sewing room then you might be interested in this cutting table design that my Dad and husband designed for me years ago.  It requires a minimal amount of woodworking skills and a few tools, such as a drill and screwdriver.  It can be disassembled easily in case you need to move or … Read more

The Stowe Bag from Grainline Studio

I love this project bag by Grainline, called the Stowe Bag.  I downloaded the pdf pattern from  It comes in two sizes.  I made the smaller size and  I did a little ‘pattern hack’ by adding a self fabric lining.  I did this by cutting out the bag twice from the same linen fabric. Because of this, the … Read more

Easy To Make Cafe Curtains on a French Rod

In an effort to provide us with the privacy we needed without cutting out light I made these café style curtains and hung them on a French rod in the front windows of our house.  I installed the French Rod level with the mutton bar on the casement window so as not to create another visual line within … Read more