As we head to fall and the temperatures turn cooler, I find myself indoors more and working on sewing projects.

The holiday season is creeping up on us and I am hoping to get a few steps ahead this year to avoid some of the last minute stress.  This year I will be making a few totes and bags from Anna Grahams book, "Handmade
Style".   The book has instructions and patterns for 23 projects.   You should take a peek at her website for ideas.              Handmade Style



Sewing with Knits adds versatility to your garment sewing.  There are a few tips and tricks to make your finishes look professional.   Check out "The Guide to Sewing with Knits" by Colette Patterns.   Pick up your copy in our Pattern and Book section.
The-Colette-Guide-to-Sewing-Knits



Make sure you check out our Notions section for Ball Point Needles, they are a MUST when sewing on knits and delicate fabrics.

Ball Point Needles


We have added new Colette Patterns to the Other Patterns section, there are fun and easy dresses for all skill sets.  Make sure you look at the new Claudette, it can be a perfect dress for upcoming holiday parties.   I think this would be beautiful using one of the deep colors of Shantung on our site -

Shantung-Teal


For those of you quilters looking for a fun and comprehensive site, check out Diary of a Quilter by Amy Smart.   Amy has creative ideas for all skill levels and both PDF and Hard Copy Patterns

Diary of a Quilter


Please keep your comments and ideas coming.  I am here to help your sewing experiences be fun and stress free. 
I still have over 300 bolts of fabric to get added to the site, so check in often!