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So far Helen Bartley has created 16 blog entries.

Intentional Sewing

Intentional Sewing Intentional sewing means that each garment I make has been chosen and constructed with much thought and care. It means that it is needed, already has a place in my capsule wardrobe and therefore is deserving of precious closet space. It is a good design, made from quality [...]

By |2017-12-14T14:43:41-08:00July 31st, 2017|Sewing, Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sewing Pattern Storage

Hey sewists!  Today I’d like to share my system of pattern storage.  It’s super simple and allows me find patterns quickly.  It is also very economical.  You will need: NOTE:  As always, never buy storage items until you know how much you are going to store!  Wait until you weed through the pack.  Never, never, [...]

By |2018-03-21T15:57:45-07:00October 21st, 2015|Storage, Tools of the trade|0 Comments

What sewing machine should I buy?

Hello stitchers!  I hear this question so often that I've decided to start a little FAQs blog this week.  What machine should I get?  Well, sewing is just like with any task you take on-good tools make the job easier and generally more enjoyable.  Before you head out to the store, ask yourself these questions: [...]

By |2018-01-23T23:02:15-08:00April 4th, 2015|Sewing, Tools of the trade|0 Comments

Cutting the House in Half

Cutting the House in Half I’ll just spill this out on ‘paper’ before my head blows up. You lucky readers! I am in the process of downsizing my sewing and teaching space from 475 sf (plus a 10 ft wall of cabinets and a few shelves in the garage) to a new studio that is [...]

By |2017-12-02T19:29:28-08:00March 8th, 2015|Sewing|0 Comments