The Library

The Library Graphic

For as long as I can remember I have loved libraries.  My Mom started taking me to the library when I was very young, and to this day I love: the way they smell;  the not so quiet quiet; the coolness; and the endless learning potential.  To this day I have a library card and my local library is in walking distance from my home.

When I wanted to start sewing, I immediately thought I would take classes to learn everything I needed.  What I didn’t know was that the learning potential on the internet is endless.  And these resources are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  When I take homework home from a class, or when I’m in my home sewing I can always tap into these resources to get help when I need it.

Personally I wanted organize my resources and I wanted the information I’ve been able to gather on my blog.  This page will continue to evolve over time.  The format will probably change but for now …The Library is open.

Clothing Label Resources

Fancy Weaver

Clothing Labels 4 U

Mommie Made It

World Wide Label

Independent Pattern Designers

Indie Pattern Companies

Bluegingerdoll Patterns By Hand London Christine Haynes
Colette Patterns Deer and Doe Diane Ericson
Dixie DIY Fehr Trade Garmenter
Gather Grainline Studio Kate & Rose
Lekala Lolita Made by Rae
Maria Denmark Megan Nielsen Named
Papercut Patterns Pauline Alice Salme
SeaminglySmitten Seamster Sew Caroline
Sew Chic Patterns Sewn Square One Sew Serendipity
Sewaholic Sinbad & Sailor SBCC
Soma Patterns by Sylvie P Thread Theory Designs Tilly & The Buttons
Stepalica Patterns Victory Patterns

Waffle Patterns


Online Fabric Shopping!

Alexander Henry Fabrics


Gorgeous Fabrics

Hawthorne Threads

Quilt Home

Online Sewing Dictionary

Sewaholic- Sewtionary –  Dictionary includes instructions for alterations



How to sew a collar (an alternate method):

Knits: (My nemesis – but really not, I’m too afraid to sew them. Ha!)

How to sew knits:

How to sew knits without a serger:

Resources for sewing with knits:

How to use a twin needle:

Machine Finishes

Top Stitching:


How to match plaids:


How to thread your serger:

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