Category: repairs

How I salvaged a tattered non vintage quilt

Our bed has a new quilt on it. If you missed the exciting news you can read about it here. It was time to retire the quilt I had made in 2000 as it had rips, holes and tears in it. We, and by we I mainly mean my grandchildren, had loved it to death.... Read more »

How to repair a broken grommet quilted bag

Have you ever had a sewing project on your to do list for say, 10 years? Me too! Believe or not, I finally got one of them done! Not only is it done but I am going to tell you how to repair a broken grommet quilted bag. You can see the original grommet quilted... Read more »

How to save favorite stained, ripped or torn garments

I am famous for wearing what I eat, right on the middle of my shirt. I have clothes I have purchased that never quite fit right or felt good. I have other clothes that somehow shrink in the closet. I am all about getting rid of those items. I go through my closet twice a... Read more »
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Stuffed animal repair or how I became Grandma McStuffins

The first night Shelby came to her forever home, we put Doggie in her crib. She spent the night with Doggie until her sophomore year of college. Doggie needed a lot of repairs.
I love sewing because I can create wonderful things from fabric. I follow patterns or create them on my own and it satisfies so many parts of me. However, I am not a fan of doing repairs. I twitch a bit and try to wiggle out from doing them. It is using my sewing time... Read more »

Sewing saves me money even when I buy brand new clothing

I used to sew all my clothing in high school. I no longer do, but sewing still helps me with my wardrobe. I never pay tailoring costs for a hem change, for example. But this is not all.  I have discovered that sewing saves me money even when I buy brand new clothing. I am currently having... Read more »
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