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March 24, 2016

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Men love cars and guns.  Ladies, well, we feel the same way about sewing machines.  That’s why I was over-the-top giddy when Laura at Guarantee Vacuum and Sewing (Kokomo, IN) told me my new cover...

March 16, 2016

I have three best friends in sewing, all from Janome/New Home

 

Here’s my main work-horse, a Janome Travel-Mate that I bought in 2002.  It’s a very basic model sewing machine and was the only one I had when I started alterations as a business.  A large portion of the a...

February 5, 2016

My little ladybug needed a robe, so I cut down this fuzzy pink polka dot number into her size.  I cinched in the back at the neck, cut apart the side seams and arms, pinned it to her size, and serged the new seams.

 

Easy-peasy.

 


~Rebekah Marks

February 2, 2016

Fixing the problem of itchy wool at the neck and in the sleeves with a soft jersey knit (hand-sewn to avoid visible stitches):

 

Adding an interior pocket, also hand-sewn:

 

With a matching hat!

 

 

~Rebekah Marks

January 29, 2016

 

I used to keep every thread I owned in an old Whitman’s Sampler box about the size of a cigar box. 

 

Fast forward a few years, and a few hundred spools, and I’ve definitely outgrown the Whitman’s chocolate box.  I needed something to keep each bobbin with the right spo...

January 26, 2016

My talented cousin, Katie, staged a stylized wedding photo shoot featuring the services of local businesses.  She asked me to alter a suit for one of her groomsmen.

 

Before I worked on it, the shoulders were droopy big, the sleeves too long, the midsection too wide.  Yo...

January 12, 2016

My grand plans for finishing a few good intentions over Christmas Break were just that—plans.  I did complete the Christmas Eve pajamas for my children about 15 minutes before they needed to wear them. 

 

The rest of my projects for December will move to January—or...

January 8, 2016

The excitement in our home escalated as December 17th drew closer.  My husband counted the days and watched every single Star Wars trailer available.  He researched all sorts of robes to make—for me to make. 

 

I’ll spare the details of the marathon sewing day I had...

December 15, 2015

Sewing and alterations are piling up.  I had five projects to work on yesterday, but I got none of those done... or even started.

You know what happened?  We had a great family day, punctuated with sickness on the carpet and broken glass… several times each.  We cleaned...

December 13, 2015

If you sew, you’ll understand these humorous traits of a seamstress, from the blog: Melly Sews.

 

 

~Rebekah Marks

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