Angela’s Apprisals – Sewing, No. 3

06 March

Angelas Apprisals Sewing

Angela’s Apprisals: my take on keeping you apprised of cool stuff in the world of SEWING.

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  • As always, the sale section at the Fat Quarter Shop has some pretty nice finds.  Here are my favorites in a Vine video.  Are you on Vine?


  • It’s so annoying when an elastic waistband gets twisted, huh?  The folks at Oliver + S shared a simple fix – Elastic Waistband Trick!
  • Here’s an easy way to press a tube’s seam allowances open, again from Oliver + S.  Sewing Tips and Tools: Dowel
  • An insanely simple and clever way to add a 1/4″ seam allowance – tape two pencils together!  Tools of the Trade: Add a Seam Allowance via Five Green Acres.
  • Sunni of A Fashionable Stitch shares two methods of how to trace sewing patterns in her post How to Trace Sewing Patterns.  Her favorite is method #2, and I must agree, after watching her cute video!


Check out this video by Cre8time, a campaign of the Craft and Hobby Association.  The first line hooked me in.

To support this campaign, Jo-Ann Stores launched the Create With 8 Contest, part of their Creativity Made Simple initiative.  Did you read about it in Jo-Ann’s weekly ad?  (btw, am I the only person that carries a Jo-Ann ad in my purse at all times?) Here’s the scoop:


• Participants use 8 supplies to create a fun, simple craft for the chance to win $1,000 in Jo-Ann gift cards!

• Visit or to enter.

• The contest is open from March 1-31.

• There are two ways to win and four $250 gift cards are up for grabs.

• Two winners are selected by a panel of Jo-Ann expert judges, so get creative to impress the best of the best!

• Two winners are also selected by popular vote on Facebook, so share, share, share your craft!

To help you get started, Jo-Ann’s sent me a coupon to share with you, so you can start gathering your supplies.




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