20 November, 2014
Theresa Brooks commented on the article ClosetMaid Giveaway
If you are sewing with very fine polyester tricot (for panties or nightgowns, etc) DO NOT PREWASH! Polyester tricot will not shrink and washing will remove the sizing that keeps the fabric manageab…
18 August, 2014
Theresa Brooks commented on the article Brother Giveaway
If you want to make your own undies and are using a fine knit, don’t wash it first! It will become too slippery to sew. If you have made this mistake, try soaking it in a washout liquid fabric stif…
13 August, 2014
Theresa Brooks commented on the article Comment to Win and Make Your Own Bias Tape!
Mostly I use bias tape to bind placemats, quilts, and potholders, but I have used it in a contrasting color for quick armhole and neckline finishing in sundresses. This tape maker would be great to…
1 July, 2014
Theresa Brooks commented on the article A New Giveaway for Vintage Fashion Lovers
I store my patterns in plastic bins (no lids) and try to keep them organized, but since I shift them around every time I start a new project there is really no order to them now!
16 October, 2013
Theresa Brooks commented on the article Fabric.Com Giveaway
When you are making a project that will be washed, always preshrink all the fabric, including lining, and notions such as zippers that might shrink.
7 March, 2012
Theresa Brooks commented on the project emerald kimono robe
Lovely! You could wear it over a dress as an evening wrap/jacket, too!
9 February, 2012
6 February, 2012
Theresa Brooks commented on the article In The Boudoir: 9 New Women's Sewing Patterns
The very thin, non-natural fiber knit fabric is much easier to work with if you don’t wash it before starting to cut and sew. (It has sizing on it that makes it just a little firmer than it will be…
13 January, 2012
Theresa Brooks commented on the project Beetlejuice (12/2011 Bubble coat)
I like your version better than the one with the ruffle! Classic!
31 December, 2011
Theresa Brooks commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 31 - Win a Thread Box from Gütermann!
Clothes for myself and presents for family!
30 December, 2011
Theresa Brooks commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 29 - Win The BurdaStyle Sewing Handbook! 5 Winners!
I want to make some skirts and try several patterns I have in my pattern stash!
27 December, 2011
Theresa Brooks commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 27 - Win the 2011 Threads Magazine Archive DVD-ROM from Threads Magazine!
I have a sewing room, but it is very cluttered!
20 December, 2011
Theresa Brooks commented on the article Holiday Giveaway: Day 19 - Win $100 Gift Certificate from BritexFabrics.com!
Placemats to give as gifts