Category Archives: SEWING

Alaska Trip – Sewing in the Pacific Northwest


I saw a number of very interesting vintage sewing machines. The machine below is a very old  Singer treadle machine.  I am guessing 1920s.              The Vancouver Museum of History   This one is a very old walking foot Singer for … Continue reading

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FASHION SHOW – NOV 9, 2014


Check out my new designs for the SIGNATURES FASHION SHOW   SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 2014 – 12:30 pm In The Atrium – Palos Verdes Art Center Mardi Gras Themed Fashion Show, Champagne Luncheon and Boutique   TICKETS $45 ( early … Continue reading

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3-D Computer Designed Bag


For the last year, I have been working on  designing a laptop bag using RHINO, a 3D computer program.  The complete instructions for designing the bag are now on the Student Resources Page – scroll down to  RHINO BAG PROJECT. … Continue reading

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Sewing a Gusset onto a Bag


Here is a link to video for my students at Art Center that are trying to make Messenger or Laptop Bags. check it out.  http://youtu.be/40zPoj0Y0N8 This is part of an ongoing project for the “RHINO” DESIGNED BAG.  More info to … Continue reading

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Adding Lining to a Bag


This is a link to another video on YOU TUBE for my classes at Art Center College of Design. This is the second part for the IPOD Bag project – FINISHING THE BAG: ADDING LINING TO YOUR BAG go to … Continue reading

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Sewing Tips: Making a Welt Pocket


Here is a link to another video on my You Tube channel. This is a class demonstration for my Sewing Lab students at Art Center.  But it is also handy for anyone else who wants to learn how to make … Continue reading

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Hand Sewing Tips


I will be doing a series of these posts for my students. Follow this link to a video of  AN EASY HAND SEWING KNOT http://youtu.be/IssHQO4ZWKk Another video on HAND SEWING A HEM http://youtu.be/6Q8o89_6j5k

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