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Ana Sullivan
Offering Encouragement to Moms
Interests: family,marriage, home, sewing, reading, baking, organizing, loving my children and husband, making our house a home
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Michael Hyatt says that most people either drift through life or have a driven life. The way to balance all the aspects of your life is to design your life. Wow! Mind blown! I read his book in the middle of 2018 and implemented some of the steps and accomplished so much of what I had been putting off for years. Now I am designing my life for 2019. Continue reading
Posted Dec 13, 2018 at The Lost Apron
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Raoul Textiles Factory Sale is happening again this year on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. In the past, those that are eager will begin lining up early before the opening. Once the doors open, the warehouse is large enough to accommodate everyone. The early crowd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2018 at Sew Santa Barbara
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I do not have a Sewing Room. I don't even have a designated Sewing Corner. I do, however, always find a place to sew. When we downsized into a townhouse I gave up my luxury of always having my sewing machine set up, my ironing board out, and a space... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2018 at The Lost Apron
I can't do without wonder clips (to use instead of pins) and a point turner/seam creaser for quick turns or finger pressing. See my post here: http://www.thelostapron.com/2017/08/sew-kit.html
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I love the fact that as a grandfather you want to learn to sew. Visit my Pinterest board Easy Sew Girl Patterns: https://www.pinterest.com/thelostapron/easy-sew-girl-patterns/ A good place to start the girls sewing is with some simple hand sewing. See my post Child First Sewing Project: http://www.thelostapron.com/2017/08/first-project.html Good luck.
Toggle Commented Jul 27, 2018 on My First Sewing Machine at The Lost Apron
I think that Fabri-tac found here: https://amzn.to/2z4x7xj (affiliate link) would work best for this project.
Toggle Commented Jul 2, 2018 on Embellished Flip-Flops at The Lost Apron
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Sometimes finding modest ready-to-wear clothing for girls can be difficult. Often they are too short or too tight. Use these suggestions to avoid the mother-daughter struggles. Sometimes going up a size or two is really all the solution you need. This may require some slight alterations. Today I am a... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2018 at The Lost Apron
I love the gecko and map fabrics. I also love the boy sewing inspiration with the cargo shorts and travel bags.
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These fabrics are so fun!!! I love the use of them here. I also used one of these fabrics to make my burp cloths : http://www.thelostapron.com/easy-diy-burp-cloths.html
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An easy way to make a handmade gift is to start with a ready-made apron and add a fun pocket. This DIY Bunny Pocket only needs some playful fabric to turn a plain apron into a cute rabbit kid apron. Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at The Lost Apron
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Pacifier Clips are a quick and easy project to make to use or give as a gift. A pacifier attaches easily to the loop end. The clip attaches securely onto a baby bib, clothing or infant carrier. Materials needed: Scrap of fabric elastic or ribbon metal clip See materials list... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2018 at The Lost Apron
Because these blocks are pretty big, I think they would work perfectly with my Easy DIY Burp Cloths as a great baby shower gift: http://www.thelostapron.com/easy-diy-burp-cloths.html
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If you are buying a gift for anyone who loves sewing, first know one thing: We can never have enough fabric and we never get tired of having one more sewing item. With that said, the following are sewing items that I have compiled from the most practical to the most frivolous. Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2017 at The Lost Apron
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Sew Santa Barbara Walking Tour Saturday, October 28, 2017 The Sew Santa Barbara Walking Tour will be on October 28, 2017. This tour is a collection of places and people interested in sewing and/or textiles and meant to highlight hidden gems that can be found in Santa Barbara. This walking... Continue reading
Posted Oct 24, 2017 at Sew Santa Barbara
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Raoul Textiles Factory Sale is happening again this year on Saturday, October 28, 2017 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. In the past, those that are eager will begin lining up early before the opening. Once the doors open, the warehouse is large enough to accommodate everyone. The early crowd... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2017 at Sew Santa Barbara
I love the dress with the box pleats. It looks like inward darts. Is there a pattern link for the dress?
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Thank you Mrs. White. This is a tried and true method.
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Hand sewing is the best way to begin the life-long journey of sewing love. A hoop button project is the best first sewing project for children. They will learn how to handle a needle and thread to make stitches. The hoop keeps the fabric straight. Buttons add a quick brightness to their project. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2017 at The Lost Apron
Thank you Sue. I'm glad you like it. I think that cute things encourage the love of sewing.
Toggle Commented Aug 10, 2017 on Child Sew Kit at The Lost Apron
Thank you Dona. I am so glad you are enjoying my child sewing tips. I will be having more to come as I wrap up my Summer Sewing Classes and have tried out more techniques. More child sewing learning to come.
Toggle Commented Aug 5, 2017 on Child Sew Kit at The Lost Apron
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Giving a child a fun sew kit is one of the best things you can do to introduce them to the world of sewing. This may be the first step in teaching a child to sew. Pick some essential sewing tools and put them in a fun case to begin a life-long journey of sewing. Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2017 at The Lost Apron
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This Easy DIY Activity Tote is perfect for children to have some activity essentials on-the-go. This is a project that your children can learn about designing and learn to sew for themselves. The strap can be worn on the shoulder or as a cross-body bag. Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2017 at The Lost Apron
Hello Terry. Welcome. The sidebar has many popular links. For the entire series of How to Run Your Own Summer Sewing Camp, visit: http://www.thelostapron.com/2016/07/sewing-camp.html Be sure to visit my store for all the supplies you need: http://astore.amazon.com/thloap-20 An updated version of a sewing camp using pre-cut sew kits can be found here: http://www.thelostapron.com/pillows-pouches-bows/ Let me know if you have any other questions.
Yes, Andrea, it is a great travel iron with the different voltage settings. I trust you will like it.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2017 on Steamfast Mini Steam Iron at The Lost Apron
Rachel!!! No seamstress should be without an iron they love. I hope you find yours.
Toggle Commented Jun 4, 2017 on Steamfast Mini Steam Iron at The Lost Apron