My Pattern Design Process: Part 3

CocoonMethodPoster

This is part 3 of my series of posts that go through my thought process when designing a new pattern. Building on my Techniques I love all the unique techniques I’ve come up with in my pattern designs. My cocoon method for tabless zippers came about because I was designing a small bag. When you […]

My Pattern Design Process: Part 2

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This is part 2 of my series of posts that go through my thought process when designing a new pattern. From an Idea to a Pattern I strive to come up with something 100% new with each of my patterns. Either a completely new look, or a technique that I haven’t seen done before. My […]

My Sewing Story

Me

My Sewing Story In 2015, I moved into a house with a ton of windows that needed window treatments. I learned how to make roman shades. I fell in love with the process, the weighty fabrics, and the precision needed in measuring and stitching. When I had finished the shades, I knew I still wanted […]

My Interview

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Last month, I attended an online skill share hosted by Sandra VanSickle, a wonderfully kind and generous upholsterer/soft furnishings expert that I follow. She and a few co-hosts shared their unique talents. Textile artist Jill Seale showed how she creates her marbled fabrics and wall coverings, and Jana Phipps (aka Trim Queen) introduced the viewers […]

Frequently Asked Questions

NJ Love Pillows

Care Instructions for Bags, Wallets, & Accessories All my bags, wallets, and accessories are spot-clean only. They are made from various materials inside and out, including faux leather, real leather, and cotton. They are made to be durable, with high-quality hardware and reinforced stitching. Expect ordinary wear and tear. Pillow Inserts My pillow covers are […]

My Vintage Machines

Necchi BV Industrial

I discovered a love of home decor fabric after making window treatments for my home. The tactile feel of working with thick cotton fabrics led me to making throw pillows and unique aprons that can be used both in and out of the kitchen. Eventually I added handbags and wallets to my offerings, adding in […]