New Sewing Machine!!!!

After half a year quilting on my tiny but gallant Kenmore (6.5″ throat!) I got myself an early birthday present 🙂 It’s a brand new Janome Memory Craft 6650 and it’s taking some getting used to — it’s amazing how much an extension of ourselves our sewing machine becomes. This new machine has my entire wish list of quilting machine […]

Excellent mask tutorial

An excellent face mask tutorial with lots of intformation about mask making in general. Links to full instructions and free downloadable pattern in video notes. I love that this doesn’t need bias tape (which is hard to find) and has hints about making adjustable ear elastics.

Mask of the Day: Shark mouth

Mask of the Day: Be scarier than the coronavirus! David wanted a shark’s grin nose art mask I used A.B. mask by a nurse for a nurse’s pattern to make this — the mouth is made with machine appliqué– red fabric with teeth from fusible interfacing — I also stitched the interfacing on to be safe. After discussions with my […]

Mask of the Day: AB Mask

Latest mask for David: We wanted something large that would cover his whole beard. I also picked up some fat quarters and extra wide double fold bias tape so I have more colours/patterns!The pattern is AB Mask: for a Nurse by a nurse: it’s the third pic: it’s a jpg — print it out at 100%. Cut two, sew the […]

Making masks

I’ve been sewing face masks for the last week or so for us and for some of our friends. I’ve tried a few patterns and I wanted to share some links/tips for those of you who wish to make your own for your friends and family.First of all, these are not medical grade masks, obviously. But even cloth masks made […]