Author Archives: MPC Staff

Sew a Pretty and Practical Pincushion

Round Pincushion We all know it’s true – you can never have too many pincushions. It’s not unusual to have one by the sewing machine, one by the couch, one on your bedside table and one in your travel bag; we sewing fanatics are always in need of a place to...

Make Your Own Trendy Placemat Purse

Toni added black beads to the contrast black stitching to give this tote a touch of sparkle. Textile tote bags are always in style, and, with a little sewing innovation, they are very easy to make! The delightful tote pictured here was designed by Toni Duggar using a purchased placemat, purse...

July Book Blog: Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along – Part 4

Hello, everyone! Welcome to the finale Week 4 of our July Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along. We have been making the “Tailored Skirt” from Kay Whitt’s book Sew Serendipity, so if you’re just joining me, catch up by first reading Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3. This week, all that was left was to finish up by...

Royal Sewing for Your Little Prince or Princess

Our version of Prince William’s Suit! It’s a boy! What fun it is to celebrate the birth of Prince George Alexander Louis. We watched in delight last week as Prince William and Kate Middleton introduced their royal bundle of joy to the world on the steps of St. Mary’s Hospital in...

Sew a Cute and Simple Tiered Doll Skirt

Do you know a little girl who loves dressing her favorite doll in new outfits? Make her day with this easy-to-construct tiered skirt for an 18-inch doll. Featured in Joan Hinds’ fabulous doll clothes book All Dolled Up, this skirt combines coordinating cotton prints, rickrack trim and ruffles to create an...

July Book Blog: Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along – Part 3

Hello, everyone! Shannon again, back with Week 3 of our July Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along. We are making the “Tailored Skirt” from Kay Whitt’s book Sew Serendipity, so if you’re just joining me, catch up by first reading Part 1 and Part 2. When we left off last week, I had...

Store Your Sewing Needles in Style!

Embellished (left) and Embroidered Needlebook When you spend as much time in your sewing room as we do, it’s important to make a space where you enjoy spending your time. As in the creation of a beautiful garment, the magic is in the details. You’ll never have to hunt for your...

July Book Blog: Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along – Part 2

Hello, everyone! Shannon here, and I’m back with Week 2 of our July Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along. We are making the “Tailored Skirt” from Kay Whitt’s book Sew Serendipity, so if you’re just joining me, catch up by first reading last week’s post. This week, now that our supplies are gathered,...

Tips & Tricks for Sewing with Lycra Knit

 Race Car design is TRN019 from Embroidery.com Several years ago, I (Amelia) set out in search of a swimsuit for my son. I’ve never cared for the look of modern swimsuits for baby boys, so I had my eyes peeled for an old-fashioned, one-piece suit. I found a few online that I...

July Book Blog: Sew Serendipity Skirt Sew-Along!

Hello, sewing friends! Shannon here, and welcome to our July book blog on Sew Serendipity: Fresh + Pretty Designs to Make and Wear by Kay Whitt. I have been wanting to make something from this book since it first came out, but it just hasn’t happened yet; so, join me in...