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5 Features of Premium Cotton

Alexa Clauson

5 Features of Premium Cotton

   Five Features of Premium Cotton   When you think about a project you'd like to purchase fabric for, it is often a great place to start by determining what the best feel and drape of the cotton fabric might be for your specific sewing creation. When shopping for fabric online, this can be especially challenging, because you can't actually reach out and feel the fabric! I am always available and happy to give more descriptions and send a sample of a specific fabric you are considering be it quilters weight cotton, double gauze, canvas, knit! Plus, in this blog,...


Tips for Sewing with Organic Stretch Fabric

Alexa Clauson

Tips for Sewing with Organic Stretch Fabric

Tips for Sewing with Organic Stretch Fabric There are many different stretch fabrics out there from cotton jersey knits to cotton lycra and spandex knits. The fun thing about knits is that they are soft, comfortable and move with your body. Knits are wonderful for baby clothes and loungewear to yoga pants and stylish leggings! I have just started bringing knits into Spindle + Rose and I love the feel and stretch of them. I get most of mine from Monaluna Organics and Birch Organics but have just brought two in from a fun design company called Girl Charlee. Two...


DIY Sewing Projects for the Introvert!

Alexa Clauson

DIY Sewing Projects for the Introvert!

Fun & Easy Sewing Projects for Introverts!   Something I’ve always admired and adored about my extroverted friends is how generous and giving they are. My extroverted friends love to stay busy and do so by volunteering in their community, baking for friends, just popping by with a bottle of wine or coffee! As a pretty extreme introvert, just the thought of some of these sewing activities sets off the anxiety sirens. Yet, I still want my friends and family to know I care about them. I still want to contribute to the world. So, where does sewing come into all...


What You Should Know Before Buying Organic Fabric Online

Alexa Clauson

What You Should Know Before Buying Organic Fabric Online

What You Should Know Before Buying Organic Fabric Online My mom and dad are hippies. That is, they were recycling before recycling was cool. Growing up, we had buckets in our tubs so you could collect the water while you waited for it to get hot. Then you’d pull out the bucket to take your shower and later empty the bucket in the washing machine to wash the clothes with. There was a commercial for a while with a song that went “Recycle cycle!” My siblings and I would sing it about my dad, but change the lyrics to “Recycle...


Learn to Crochet with Etsy shop owner Rabecca of The Wheel and Spindle

Alexa Clauson

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Creative Fabric Projects!  An Interview with The Wheel and Spindle!     I recently had the pleasure of connecting with Etsy shop owner Rabecca Witzke who sells handmade crochet and knit items that are unique and beautiful! Rabecca has been working hard on a video series to create crochet projects from cute headbands to crochet hook holders and makeup brush holders! Please check out her videos and listen close for coupons you can use at Spindle+Rose and Rebecca's store - The Wheel and Spindle. I sat down with this busy mama of two (expecting a third soon :) to get some...

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