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Little Package Archive : sewing

I have been sewing for 30 years. I love it, and I know some things about it.

Mittens!

Today I made a custom mitten pattern — everything I want, and nothing I don’t. It had to be dexterous for a mitten, and without stress points or bunching in the fist. I need to be able to hold handlebars or hiking poles comfortably. If you know mittens, you know this is a tall order…. continue reading

My Guest Post on the Sewaholic Blog!

This week was I featured as a guest writer on someone else’s blog! It was pretty cool of Tasia of Sewaholic to invite me to write about my experience sewing a waterproof jacket. I was anxious to share more details and photographs about DIY waterproof outerwear because when I went hunting on the web I… continue reading

My Handmade Pin Cushion

Thoughts on Pincushions

If you know me a little, you know I have a keen interest in sharp things, namely, needles, scissors, and knives. In my mind these comprise some of the best tools ever devised! For needles, which I have used in both my sewing and my nursing careers, there goes back a very long history of… continue reading

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