Category Archives: Sewing

Wiksten Tova

Just finished my second Wiksten Tova last weekend. The Tova has made the rounds in the online blogosphere; check out these several lovely versions from Karyn Valino. I found its design elegant, with its mandarin collar, placket, and gathered inset.

After three years of on-and-off sewing based almost entirely on instructions and projects from Diana Rupp’s fabulous S.E.W., I decided to take my first sewing class at the workroom in Bloor Parkdale area of Toronto. Continue reading Wiksten Tova

Fleece purse: first sewing machine project for a 5-year old

IMG_2972The coming of the new Bernina 330 in the house was a source of much excitement; for me, of course, but also for my 5-year old. She was able to run a few straight stitches on it at my work desk, and seemed keen to do more. I decided the best introduction would be a simple project that would give her a concrete product, and would take her through the moves. After some scouring on the Internet, we settled on this Quick Sew hobo purse.

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