Passport to Sewing

Cathy Ellsaesser Fashion, Pfaff Sewing Machines, quilting, sewing, sewing sales Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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Imagine a sewing machine compact enough to whisk away to a sewing class, or fit in your bookshelf. Now, imagine this same machine is chock-full of features designed to meet the high demands of the PFAFF® sewer. The PFAFF® passport™ 3.0 is specially designed for small spaces, as well as going places such as classes, […]

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Get Your Sewing Machine Off Your Dining Room Table!

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Modern sewing cabinets, sewing tables and cutting tables are a combination of form and function. They are crafted with the high standards of quality and designed to meet the needs of the sewing, quilting, crafting and serging enthusiasts. They help form your creative space. That creative space is an expression of your personal style. It’s […]

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Create Appliqué Cut Data From a .pes File on ScanNCut SDX225

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, Brother Sewing Machines, embroidery, Embroidery Designs, ScanNCut Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
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Did you know you can use the ScanNCuts DX225 and the SDX230 to create cut files for appliqué right from a .pes file? No software needed! It takes just a little bit of work to get the right sequence(s) to use as cut data. You have to isolate such sequences from the rest of the […]

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We’re Baaack! (on Monday)

Cathy Ellsaesser Sew Fun, Sewing blog, sewing sales, stores reopening Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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We are so excited to announce that we’ll be reopening on Monday, May 11th. For now, our store hours will be M-F, 10am-5pm . Our stores have been closed for 7 weeks. March and April Sew Fun sessions were recorded but, not “before a live studio audience.” We put a ton of product online, and […]

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Quarantine Hair…Don’t Care!

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I thought I was being original when I thought of the phrase, Quarantine hair, don’t care. I was sadly mistaken, as I found lots of examples of shirts and hats being made with that phrase when I did a Google search. However, most of those products were: Something you had to buy. We’re makers, we […]

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Pressing Issues: The Singer Steam Presses

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Are you making facemasks to help fight the COVID-19 virus? ( Check out my previous blog for some instructions on sewing facemasks.) Want to iron several pieces of fabric all at once? Are you using your iron to fuse interfacing to the fabric you’re using for the masks? Well, if so, how about a steam […]

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Get Sew Organized April Challenge: Stabilizers

Cathy Ellsaesser embroidery, Get Sew Organized, sewing Tags: , , , , , , , ,
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Are you busy cleaning out drawers, organizing your house, doing your Spring cleaning in April in the midst of all this madness? Are you organizing your sewing spaces? Ready for April’s challenge, Stabilizer Organization? My gracious, there are so many kinds of stabilizers, one for every need. How do you keep them tidy? How do […]

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Embroidery Fun with OESD Designs

Cathy Ellsaesser Applique, Embroidery Designs, OESD Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,
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I just love OESD designs. They create wonderful, creative designs, and I have stitched out several of their free standing lace designs and even blogged about a few: Let’s Build a Snowman: Freestanding Embroidered Snowman from OESD and Christmas Napkins with Lace Corners For Your Holiday Table and Holiday Wreath from OESD. Lately, though, I’ve […]

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Get Sew Organized March Challenge: Workspace

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Does this look familiar? Can’t use your cutting table because of all the clutter on it? If so, the “Get Sew Organized” March challenge is for you. Let’s do some workspace organization! The dictionary defines “workspace” as “space used or required for one’s work, as in an office or home.” For the purposes for the […]

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