Q:  "Do you do custom orders/sew for others?"
A: Not currently.

Q:  "Do you trace your patterns?"
A:  NO!  I almost always sew from Big 4 patterns (Vogue, McCall's, Butterick & Simplicity).  They are always on sale for 99 cents to $3.99.  Not worth the trouble of tracing.  I cut, alter and keep it moving.

Q:  "What kind of sewing machine do you suggest for a beginner?"
A:  Brother CS-6000i. It's perfect for a beginner with all of the bells and whistles! And extremely affordable.



Q:  "What machines do you have?"
A:  A BERNINA 350 PE; BERNINA 1300 MDC; BERNINA Activa 130; Brother  SE-270D embroidery machine; a Brother 1034 D serger (it lasted about 4-5 years and died)... Janome 7933 serger (still have, just not in use).


Q:  "What sewing books do you have?"
A:  A few and I use them all of the time!  See here:  Sewing Library


Q:  "What book(s) do you recommend for a beginner?"
A:  "The Complete Guide to Photo Sewing - Singer"


Q:  "What kind of dressform do you have?"
A:  PGM Pro #601.


Q:  "What kind of iron do you use?"
A:  A Consew Silver Star CES-300 Gravity Feed Lasted for 9 years, stopped steaming and developed a short. Replaced with:
Sapporo SA-SP527 Gravity Feed Iron on 11/9/2016. And don't forget the Demeneralizer!

 

Q:  "What kind of cutting table do you have?"
A:  I use a Sullivan Home Hobby Table with matching Cutting Mat.


Q:  "Will you post a picture of your sewing area?"
Here it is:  Sewing Studio!



Q:  "How did you learn to sew and how long have you been sewing?"

A: I learned to sew in 8th grade home economics. I didn't sew throughout high school because it wasn't "fashionable" at the time. I started back sewing home decor (drapes, curtains, pillows, etc...) when I got married. I made my own maternity clothes, clothes for my children and costumes for Halloween and school plays when they were small. I got back into sewing around 5 years ago when I became a stay at home mom in need of a hobby.

Here's a great ARTICLE!  Take a read!


Q:  "Who takes your pictures?"

A: My husband Michael has been my photographer for years!

Q:  "What kind of camera do you use?"
A:  I use a Nikon D40 DSLR.



Q:  "What do you wear underneath your clothes?"  (seriously, I'm asked this often!)

A:  Underpinnings!

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