Monday Motivation: Routines

I have analyzed it and I think my motivation troubles are originating from transition. In March 2014 I went from full time to part time as an administrative assistant/office manager so I could train my replacement and have more time to work on The Daily Sew. In June 2014 I began The Daily Sew full […]

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Fringing Fabric

My daughter needed a skirt but it’s never that simple, is it? She needed a skirt that covered her knees, was lightweight enough for humid summer weather and, of course, it had to be a style she would wear. I thought if I took her to the mall that finding the skirt would just be […]


Motivating Monday

What is motivating me today? A quiet house and an appointment this afternoon that’s going to take away my sewing time so I have to get busy now. Sometimes though it’s all I can do to start so I’ve been looking up motivational tips and I came across the “Fresh Start” idea. I think we’ve […]

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Motivate Me

Some days are easy to get things done and some days it takes all the discipline I can conjure up to even get one thing checked off my list. Today I settle back into The Daily Sew after three weeks of holiday. It’s taking a lot of will power to sit at the computer despite […]

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How to Shorten a Metal Zipper

When a zipper is too long it’s nothing to run a few stitches over the teeth to form a new bottom zipper stop which automatically shortens the length of your zipper. However this doesn’t work for metal zippers and certainly not for exposed metal zippers. To shorten a metal zipper you need a few supplies and […]

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How To Make a Fit Muslin

More than likely you have heard about making a muslin of a garment before making the garment. You may know why or you may be asking yourself, “What?” Basically a designer will make a muslin for every prototype to work out all the details in the design, the fit and the construction of the garment. […]

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DIY Pattern Weights

As much as I love the old school way of pinning pattern pieces onto the fabric there are times I want to use pattern weights instead. My dilemma is, I just don’t want to buy pattern weights. They seem like a rip off; four, unattractive, little weights for $16. So I used books for the […]

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