Sewing

Cheryl Ellex

No serger to encase that pesky fraying fabric at the seam allowance edges? No worries! Although the home serger is bar none an exceptional sewing tool to apply a professional look to seams and fabric edges, and at an amazing speed, the trusty traditional sewing machine can mimic the process well.

Cheryl Ellex

Traditional charming hanging advent calendars often have numbered pockets frequently containing small treats to help countdown the days leading up to a special holiday. All are endearing for what they represent - innocent anticipation for a big day.

Cheryl Ellex

As a national U.S. holiday, Thanksgiving is celebrated on the fourth Thursday of November. It is a day to remember that first gathering of English settlers and Native Americans for a harvest feast in 1621. At that time sewing quilts, clothing, spinning and rug making were vital daily endeavors.

Cheryl Ellex

Rustic, rural, pastoral, country, primitive may all be terms that apply to a general interpretation of visual folk art. Folk art is an art tradition, intensely cultural, introspectively ethnographic, and most often distinctively hand worked and one-of-a-kind.

Cheryl Ellex

Our sewing endeavors change with the seasons of course but the time between the autumnal equinox and the winter solstice are especially enjoyable when considering sewing projects. With summer at an end, at least in the northern hemisphere, cooler weather can infuse a sewer with renewed inspiration.

Cheryl Ellex

The tiny sewing machine push in light bulb that all sewing machines and sergers seem to have as default lighting is barely adequate to illuminate even the intended sewing area. Today's lighting options can mimic natural daylight and keep any sewer from enduring an inadequately lighted sewing area.