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Bib Tutorial

Bib Tutorial   Today’s tutorial is a quick and easy bib. the template that I’m using is coming from the simplicity pattern 1564 that I purchased years ago and I just traced it onto some card stock to make it last. There are several different options you can use for the inside of the bib for example warm and natural or some people will just put a towel or you could use flannel and I actually use the white bar towels. What you will need Fabric for the front and for the back and your choice of the inside fabric. Pinking shears are helpful. A marker to trace out the template. Velcro Skills used. Straight stitch, stitching on curves, sewing on curves, sewing Velcro,

Start Sewing Now

Were you gifted a sewing machine for Christmas? Or did you just pull it out of your storage room? This tutorial is made for you..the beginner sewer!   I have listed out the essentials to jump start your sewing journey. I put together a tutorial you will find helpful if you are just entering the world of sewing! We will be talking about the absolute basics of your sewing machine. We will keep it simple! These are the key steps you need to start sewing. I made this tutorial to help get started on   your sewing journey!  I hope you find this tutorial helpful..don't be scared...just click on the link now if you're ready. .   The video will show you the following:  Inserting the bobbin, Threading machine Straight stitch Stitch length Stitch width Seem allowance Back stitch Zig Zag Stitch I’ll also explain the right and wrong side sides of fabric and raw edges. At then end of this video you will know how to complete a sewing project using a straight stitch. I hope y

Mask Tutorial using hair ties

 As 2020 comes to an end I decided I better put my mask pattern out there...its like showing the world that yes...I am a sewist and I am a mask maker of 2020! The pattern I have been using for the past  9 months comes from  Craft Passion    I just use the basic shape of the mask...very simple, no filter and no wire. I also use hair ties instead of elastic...If you sew as well then you can remember how there was a shortage in elastic?  No one had elastic...even Amazon sold out of elastic!    (oh and for some reason no toilet paper either....not sure what people were doing with the excess amount of toilet paper..)       So because of the lack of elastic I came up with an alternative and I think it works better than elastic. Its more comfortable and easy to install in the mask.   These hair ties are $1 for 100 at all a dollar and yes they hold up! I have been using them and washing them and they have not deteriorated. I also make sure to wash all my fabrics first before making the masks.

Snappy Mask Pouch

 This is a Sewing Tutorial for a small vinyl bag for your mask!   So masks are still a thing however they may be doing more harm than good if you are the type that just puts it in your purse… Or worse have you pulled into the parking lot you see your mask on the car floor then pick it up to put it on your face? Think about it… You are putting it up to your mouth! Thats n ot very sanitary....Because it's made of vinyl, you can wipe it out with a clorox wipe everyday.  If you can benefit from this then you will want to stick around to learn how to make this vinyl Snappy Bag. This bag has vinyl and it snaps closed from tape measure. I uploaded a youtube video showing you  different tips for sewing with vinyl. We will also install casing for the tape measure.    After watching this video you will learn how to make a Snappy vinyl bag for your mask and when masks are no longer a thing you can turn it into a snack bag! The fabric used to make this pouch is Rifle Paper Co Primavera cotton

Scrappy Fabric Projects.

  One of my favorite things to do is sew all my tiny scraps together and make pin cushions.   And I love the challenge of getting the squares to match up perfectly… Although it doesn’t seem to happen but I’m still happy because there is a term called wonky...yeah that’s what I do..wonky sew my pin cushions!   You can see that the points don’t match up but it’s still cute anyway.   Art Gallery Prints have been one of my favorite fabric choices lately  Remember it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful. I have made a few because I’m giving them away as gifts.  I have been sewing for about 14 years and I just started working with these clips... They are a must have when piecing together blocks.  You know how when you try to pin them the fabric moves?? Well with clips there is no shift in the fabric. I use them when I sew my surgical hats as well as when I'm piecing my quilt blocks together.  I decided to get the affiliate link for them because I promote them so much!  This is ano

The Bachelorette Fans!

Do we have any Bachelorette fans here? Who is on Team Noah?  And for the record, his mustache didn't bother me one bit. But I also thought it was super sweet that he shaved it for Tayshia. I also don't understand why the guys were so mad when he jumped over the fence to fight for Tayshia's love! He stepped up!     Also...not impressed at all by Bennett, arrogant, condescending...please send him home!  I have not watched tonights episode...I'm sure once I'm done with this post we will all know who she sent home...  ANYWAY... I’m a big fan and I am all about team Noah! He is a travel nurse and what a coincidence ...I make hats for travel nurses!! Noah if you hear me out there then send my your address. I would love to send you a scrub hat!         I also have more in my shop at www.simplydelilah.etsy.com Thank you Bachelorette nation 2020

Your First Sewing Machine!

2020 has been a great year for sewing machine sales! Joanne's can't seem to keep them in stock. People making masks as well as others picking up new hobbies due to quarantine and with Christmas around the corner this might even be on your list! So are you looking to buy a sewing machine? If you are in the market for a new Sewing machine you might be a bit perplexed with all the different features. In fact sewing machines range from $100 up to..well there are some in the $12,000 range! So I'm going to keep it simple and share 3 key features to look for in your sewing machine investment. 1. Needle up/down feature : This means when you are sewing a project and you stop you can indicate that you want the needle down into the project so your fabric stays in place when you need to pivot or make adjustments to the fabric. 2. Automatic needle threader : this saves time (and frustration) by threading the needle for you. 3. Needle position right to left: This allows you to stitch

It's the most wonderful time of the year!

I still have some cute scrub hats available for the holiday season. Thank You to all our health care workers. If you wear PPE during your shift then this cap will bring some color to your day!   www.simplydelilah.etsy.com Merry Christmas! Wishing you all a safe and healthy holiday season.