9 Week Sew-Along News!!

This year I made myself some sewing goals and one of them is to make and give more handmade gifts this year.  So far I’ve made and gifted 2 but would like to continue on throughout the year. Let’s face it…..it’s very easy to go out and purchase a nice gift for a friend, but more and more people appreciate a handmade gift.  Something unique that truly shows how much the giver cares about the recipient.

Last week I happened to come across an announcement for a new sew-along being brought to us by National Sewing Circle.

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Singer vs Brother Challenge!!

Hi Everyone!!  As some of you know, recently I started a FB Group for those of us that Own, Use and Love our Singer Sergers!! Singer Serger Fans is the name of the group if you’re interested in joining us.  I’ve read so many times how people purchase a serger and then never use it.  Never even take it out of the box.  It made me sad to think that someone would take the steps to purchase a serger and then be too afraid to try it out. My hope is for everyone to be excited about the whole new world that’s waiting for them by learning to use their new machines.

I was also very curious as to why people select and recommend the Brother 1034d Serger so often.  It’s another well loved machine currently on the market along with the Singer Pro Finish. Well…..with that being said……It was on SALE!!  I decided to take the plunge!

I purchased a Brother Serger!!

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Flatlock Stitch!! Video Part 4

Hi Everyone!!  I know it’s been a while since I shared a video but I’m back with a new one!!  I know, finally right??  So many of you have been asking for more video’s on the Singer Pro Finish Serger and are excited to continue learning since I started the Singer Serger Fans Facebook Group this year. The group is just getting started so it’s time to jump on board if you want to learn more about your serger.  So far, we’ve learned to thread the machine to stitch a 4 thread ultra mock safety stitch in Video Part 1 and learned the EASY way to change threads without having to rethread the machine in Video Part 2.  There’s also  BONUS in the Video Part 2 on how to remove serger threads the EASY way!!

Now it’s time to learn something NEW!!

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New Vogue Spring Pattern Collection Picks!!

The NEW Vogue Spring Pattern Collection is out and has some wonderful designs! Nothing too trendy, but a little edgy. Perfect timing.  There are some real contender in this new collection and since we don’t have much of a winter down here in South Florida these look perfect to start NOW!  Each one of these designs has a detail that appealed to me. It’s all about the details!!

This dress has a beautiful cowl neckline that’s also convertible.  It can be pulled down for an off the shoulders look or pulled up over the head for dramatic hooded look. The back is very unique because it’s open.  Very unexpected detail that’s very appealing. There are several other ways to wear it also.  Click the pictures to explore each design.

Vogue 1531

Vogue 1531

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TBT: Serger Basics: Video Part 1!!

First Throw Back Thursday post of the New Year and it’s a good one!!  Since starting the NEW FB Group, Singer Serger Fans, I’ve added quite a few new members and we’re all excited!  I put out a poll to assess the need of the group and many of the members are interested in learning to thread the machine first.  If you’re not familiar with the Singer Pro Finish Serger, it’s a 2-3-4 thread capable machine with many stitching functions.  Interested in learning more?  Considering joining our new group.

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New Year! New Group!! Another Milestone!!!

Hi Everyone!!  Happy New Year!!

It’s been a little while since I blogged, made a video or new project tute!  Even with being absent for a bit, I’m pleased to announce my YouTube Channel, RoxanneStitches has made it to 4000 subscribers before the New Year!!  Thank You to each and every one of you that supports my channel, by commenting, viewing and sharing!!

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