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Sew-In With Nathan & Sayley: Sewing Mends the Soul

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley! The Sew-In started while Nathan and Sayley were spending countless hours at home due to the COVID pandemic. While these are unsettling times, I believe that learning and family time keeps the children grounded. The "sewing" days are my favorite as we spend hours talking, laughing, learning, and sewing. So many memories are being made, as well as skills that will last a lifetime! Thanks for tuning in to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley.   Sew-In Family: Nathan (11), Sayley (8), Mom (Ashley, The Featherweight Shop Marketing Director) ***** Supplies: Cinnaberry...


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Sew-In at Home With Nathan and Sayley: Sewing Their First Holiday Square

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley! The Sew-In started while Nathan and Sayley were spending countless hours at home due to the COVID pandemic. While these are quite uncertain times, I believe that learning and family time keeps the children grounded. The "sewing" days are my favorite as we spend hours talking, laughing, learning, and sewing. So many memories are being made, as well as skills that will last a lifetime! Thanks for tuning in to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley.   Sew-In Family: Nathan (11), Sayley (8), Mom (Ashley, The Featherweight Shop Marketing Director) *****...


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Sew-In at Home with Nathan & Sayley: Memories in the Making

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley. As these two talented and adventurous little children have made significant strides in their sewing skills, we have decided to tackle our first quilt together! Little do they know, this is going to be used for Christmas this year, as part of a very special keepsake. We try to make something each year that provides our family with more than just something to hold in our hands, but memories to reminisce on for years to come. Since this is the first real pattern that the kids are working with, I decided...


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Sew-In at Home: Finishing the Flouncy Skirt with Sayley

Welcome back to Sew-In at Home with Nathan and Sayley! Today, we are finishing up Sayley's flouncy circle skirt, and she is ecstatic! If you are just joining us, you can catch up on the previous installments here: Sew-In at Home. Today, Sayley went into her last day of this project happy to be nearing the end. As she started pinning away, theorizing the best way to attach the waist to the seam, Sayley innocently realized just how much work goes into making a garment. It was such an endearing realization!   Wanting a little bit of extra "flounce," Sayley...


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Sew-In Part Three: Maintenance & Flouncy Skirts

Welcome back to the Sew-In with Nathan & Sayley! These two kiddos are continuing  their adventures in sewing and creating their very first Featherweight projects! You can catch up on the previous installments here: Sew-In at Home This month, Nathan is learning about proper Featherweight maintenance and where to oil a Featherweight. Today, he was in more of a "technical" mood as compared to a "creative" mood. That is what I love so much about Featherweights. You sure can get technical with them! So Nathan and I looked up the Color Coded Oiling and Lubrication Points Chart here on The...


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Sew-In Part Two: First Featherweight Projects

Welcome to Part Two of the Sew-In with Nathan and Sayley! Today, the kids are creating custom projects that they have imagined, designed, and sewn - all on their own! Follow along on their captivating journey as they gain knowledge, confidence, and ingenuity.     Products used in Sew-In Part Two: Rotary Cutter Cutting Mat 12" x 18" Cutting Ruler 6.5" x 12.5" Tape Measure Pencil & Notepad Fabric Scissors Thread Cutters   Little Miss Sayley decided she wanted to make an exquisite skirt, much like the one she chose to wear for her sewing adventure today. First thing's first, we needed to get...


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SEW-IN: Keep Calm & Quilt On - The Beginning

Quilting, throughout time, has brought calm and quiet to households, and this remains true in mine today. My two little children, Nathan (10) and Sayely (8), are home from school and a bit worried about all confusing times that we are facing at the moment (e.g. Coronavirus).  So, when times get to be too much, especially for children, I have always found it marvelous having a new skill to practice or project to work on! This brings us to our first installment of our limited edition series, featuring novice sewers Nathan and Sayley, sewing their first projects on a Singer...