Category Archives: Pattern Review

Picture Tutorial: Repurposed Christmas Tree Skirt!!

Hi Everyone!!  I’m back and with a NEW Picture Tutorial for Christmas!!   This project was inspired for my son.  He’s growing up so fast, and this year he requested his very own Christmas Tree for his room.  Since we love to decorate, … Continue reading

Posted in Christmas tree skirt, Instructables, Pattern Review, picture tutorial, Repurposed placemats, Strikes My Fancy | 14 Comments

Throw Back Thursday!!

Hi Everyone!!  This is another first for me!!  My first “Throw Back Thursday” post.  I thought it would be fun to show you a couple of my “early” original designs.  As a matter of fact, I still have both of … Continue reading

Posted in applique, Pattern Review, satin stitching, school for design, silk dupioni, Strikes My Fancy, suits, the starburst collection | 2 Comments

New Videos ~ More Machines!!

Happy Monday Everyone!!  I have some News!!  I’ve decided that since my New Video Series featuring the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960 has been so helpful to many of you, that I’m going to introduce a NEW Video Series featuring another machine!!  … Continue reading

Posted in automatic needle threader, basic sewing operation, cutter, integrated dual feed, New Video Series, Pattern Review, Singer Quantum L-500, Singer sewing machine, Strikes My Fancy, youtube channel | 2 Comments

My Version of the “Marin”….

Hi Everyone!!  Have you ever seen a beautiful jacket and just had to have it??  Well, I do all the time, but with a $700.00 price tag, that’s just not in my reality.  BUT it inspired me to make my own … Continue reading

Posted in All Saints, Charmeuse, felt, Inspired by the Marin, Leather Jacket, lining, Matlasse, Pattern Review, quilting, Sew Stylish, sewing, Singer L-500, Strikes My Fancy, Tailored Jacket, The Marin, Threads Magazine | 10 Comments

Picture Tutorial: Decorative Stitching Holiday Project!!

Hi Everyone!!  In my New Video Series on Learning to Sew featuring the Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, I showed how to use your machines Decorative Stitches:  Making the Most of Decorative Stitches Video Part 4 and how to use your machines … Continue reading

Posted in Decorative stitches, DIY Christmas Stocking, Letter stitching, Pattern Review, personalized, picture tutorial, Pinterest, Singer 9970, Singer Quantum Stylist 9960, Strikes My Fancy, Youtube video | 6 Comments

UPDATE: Summer Skirt Pattern Reveal!

Hi Everyone!  Recently I volunteered to be a “pattern tester” for my favorite sewing site, Pattern Review.  Some of you may remember the Red Bamboo Print A-Line Skirt??

Posted in A-line skirt pattern, downloaded pattern, Pattern Review, Pattern tester, sewing a skirt, Singer sewing machine, Strikes My Fancy, zipper | Leave a comment