Author Archives: elliesmom

Somebody Wrote a Book for ME

A while back I purchased Carla Crimm’s pattern book for sewing children’s clothes, and since then I haven’t bought very many children’s patterns, and I’ve been whining about not having a similar book for women’s clothes. A book that would … Continue reading

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May 2015 Mystery Challenge – The Victorian Age

   When Sandy chose Queen Victoria for me, I knew I had to do something unexpected. I’m well-known for being allergic to ruffles, but I do love lace and embroidery.  I live in a house built shortly after Victoria died. … Continue reading

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Sewing Cake is a Piece of Cake

If I can, I always like to try out a new designer by making one of her free patterns. I was intrigued by the patterns at Sewing Cakes. The styles are fun, but I was more interested in how the … Continue reading

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Sewing the Ironing Board Caddy

When I started this, I wasn’t sure I would use this one much, but it’s turned out to be my favorite of the two.   Things tend to collect on my ironing board, and I let it build up until … Continue reading

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The Fabric Cobbler Sewalong- Sewing the machine caddy

  It’s time to start constructing our caddies. The sewing machine one is the simpler one so we’ll start there. For this caddy you’ll need The two pieces you cut out and rounded for the back and the front. One … Continue reading

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Cutting Out Your Sewing Caddies

  Now that you have your fabric and other notions collected up, it’s time to get our caddies cut out.  How you mix and match your fabrics is up to you. The sewing machine caddy can be customized to fit your … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Fabric Cobbler February SewAlong!

Welcome to the Fabric Cobbler February SewAlong! I’m Roberta Burkey from Taking It Up A Notch, and I’ll be your hostess this month. I usually sew clothing for myself, my daughter, and my granddaughter with something for the boys thrown … Continue reading

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