How to Create a Mosaic for Glamp Stitchaswap

Sewing swaps are always fun, and creating a mosaic (AKA, mood board or collage) of your personal style can really help your swap buddy to make something that’s perfect for you. For our Glamp Stitchalot 2017 pouch swap (affectionately named Glamp Stitchaswap,) we highly recommend making an inspirational mosaic to post on Instagram to help your swap partner make something you’ll love and use.

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Do I Need a Walking Foot for my Sewing Machine?

 

WalkingFoot For this week’s Sewing Machine School, let’s talk about the walking foot, also known as an even feed foot. Some Janome sewing machines (such as the Skyline series) also feature AccuFeed, which is a more advanced version of a walking foot. 

What is a walking foot? One of our recent blog posts by Jason Elliott, 10 Sewing Machine Parts Explained has a great description: “Feed Dogs move up and down, back and forth, in a vertical circular motion, while Presser Feet move just up and down.

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Pattern Review: Poolside Tote in Cotton and Steel S.S. Bluebird Linen

Cotton and Steel S.S. Bluebird Poolside Tote Pattern Review

The first time I saw the Anchor linen from Cotton and Steel’s S.S. Bluebird line, I knew it was destined to become a Noodlehead Poolside Tote! To round out the project, I chose Cotton and Steel Sparkle canvas for the accent straps/handles, Checkers 1/2″ gingham in Sky, and Cotton Supreme Solids in Carolina for the facing. 

Cotton and Steel S.S. Bluebird Poolside Tote Pattern Review

The Poolside Tote is big– I was able to fit my giant oversized beach towel, cross stitch supplies box, camera, sunscreen, and a sweatshirt all comfortably and probaby would have been able to squeeze in a few books or a bottle of wine if I wanted to.

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Jeni Baker’s Lined Drawstring Bag

Well, it’s summer, and that means two things: travel, and kids going off to camp. We’ll soon send our eldest off for a week at sleepaway camp for the first time, and I’m starting to think about all the supplies she’ll need. I remember my mother made me a laundry bag when I went to camp.

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