Sabina is a self-proclaimed "beginner at sewing", but this looks more like a professional! She's taken my Purse Organizer pattern, added loops, and reconfigured the pockets. Great job, Sabina!
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Debbie made a totally fabulous hat with my Headhugger pattern. Her colors are gorgeous and the embellishment, her own design, adds the perfect sparkle. She also sells her creations here.
I always love to see what you all do with your creativeness. So much fun!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Organic Cotton Interlock fabrics from birchfabrics.com
Karen LePage, co-author of Sewing for Boys and founder of Gentle Clothing, just posted "Essential Techniques for Knit Clothing". It's a fabulous tutorial on SewMamaSew.com for those of us who don't work with knits often...but want to.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
photo by Suebee's World 2014
Here's a two-fer: a photo of what Sue did with my Purse Organizer pattern AND a link to her blog "Suebee's World". It's a great blog with a LOT of info and great pics. Go check it out.
But I should have said, here's a three-fer because here is a photo from Christi, too.
Thanks for sending in your photos. It is a lot of fun to see what happened after my pattern goes out into the world :).
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
It's always a great surprise to get photos of the latest creations from one of my patterns. It's fun to see what fabric people pick, what touches they add ...and how they fill it up :). So, thank you to Barbara who sent these photos of her first organizer.
Great fabric and she even added a 'signature square'!
Posted by Christie Minchew at 12:51 PM
Monday, February 11, 2013
this reversible or zippered tote pattern 5 days ago and look what she's already made. It's fabulous! She writes:
"Thanks for creating such a great pattern! Out of all the patterns I looked at, yours had the most versatility, and, most important to me, pockets!!
I've actually already made one tote so far (and am planning on making another already). Here's a couple of photos of how mine turned out. I added a key clip, since I'll be using this as my swimming bag for the gym."
What a great job...and I'm fairly certain she's going to swim faster with this ;).
Posted by Christie Minchew at 3:30 PM
Saturday, February 2, 2013
Tuesday, December 4, 2012
Photo courtesy of Kristine C
I love it when customers send me photos of what they have created with my patterns.
Photo courtesy of Vicki B
And these are two really great looking organizers. Vicki added the side tabs herself (photo above).
Thanks, Kristine and Vicki, for sending these photos!
Monday, October 29, 2012
I just discovered this new fabric resource...
image from Hawthorne Threads website
Though I don't have direct experience with them, a friend recommended them. I visited their Fabrics on Sale, and they have some great fabrics at some really good prices. Worth checking out!
Posted by Christie Minchew at 12:25 PM
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
Photo from ThreadsMagazine.comEven after writing several posts on pins and needles, I'm still learning a few tricks...ok, I'm still learning many tricks! And here are a few tips from Threads magazine called "How to Use Pins the Right Way". It's a very short article with some handy tips on the easiest and most efficient way to use pins while you're sewing. It's worth a click...unless you're one of those "old" dogs!
(Other posts on using pins and needles include:
"On Pins and Needles" about choosing the correct needle for the job.
"In the fast lane!" which is one of my tricks for zipping right along on a seam without starting and stopping to unpin.)