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New Upholstered Glider

How to reupholster a glider
Hello my dear friends, today in the blog is a small tutorial about how to reupholster a glider or a nursery rocking chair.  I decided to make this tutorial because I have seen so many tutorials in Pinterest about how to do it and honestly, I would love to contribute with more professional tips to people looking forward to make this project.  I am not an arrogant person but honestly there are things that I would not post in the internet if they look like a toddler did it.
Be Aware, it is going to be a long tutorial for the many pictures that I took to have full details of the project.

sewing notions:
Fabric: upholstery fabric bought at Jo Ann's for $5 dollars the yard on sale  ( you need 3 yards)threads: all sewing thread and I recommend a heavy duty one, the same color and use it on top.microtex needles : good for leather, coated materials and laminates. 8heavy duty snaps: size 5/8"
Here is a before picture of the Glider 
It has gone throw the 3 year…

Shirt for Him

Ultimate guy gift  Hello my dear friends, today in the blog is this amazing man shirt for a change.  If you were out of ideas for last moment Christmas, birthday or valentines gifts, I really would recommend this cool and easy pattern man shirt.

the pattern is: McCall's M6044sizes: from 34 to 56fabric store: www.fabric.comfabric recommendations: cotton, cotton blend, washed denim. pattern variations: you will find this cool pattern with back yoke, pockets with  flaps or without them, short and long sleeves. So it definitely works good for all year round or all kind of weather.
Pattern Review I love it and I want to make some more of them for my husband as soon as I have more time to sit down in my sewing machine, I love giving him gifts that I can make with my hands and the best of it, is that he goes around so happy and proud telling everyone that I made the shirt for him.   😇😇 His shirt is made in a light weight denim and actually it keeps him very warm now in the winter season …

Tecnica de Ajuste para Pantalones

Tecnica para ajustar los bigotes de gatos en pantalones Hola mis estimados lectores, gracias por estar de vuelta a mi blog.  Hoy les traigo un tutorial el cual encontras muy interesante y para algunes sera un choque al darse cuenta que por tanto tiempo hemos estado usando pantalones que no han sido los mas correctos para nosotros.  La razon de que esto nos suceda a algunos y a otros no, es simplemente por que la industria de ropa hace los mismos pantalones para diversos tipos de cuerpos, no nos pueden quedar igual a todos.
La foto de abajo te mostrara cual es este fastidioso problema y que es muy comun de verlo en los pantalones de algunas personas, usualmente es el problema mio.
Quiero hacerles la salvedad que los pantalones Jeans son muy diferentes y en toda la industria de ropa los Jeans tienen mayor flexibilidad en las reglas de ajustes.
P: Cual es la razon para que algunas tengamos este problema? 
R: muchas mujeres tenemos lo que se llama pierna atletica o muslo protuberante en l…

Pant Fittings - 1

Technic for the cat whiskers at the crotch 
Hello my dear readers, welcome back to my blog.  Today I bring to you a tutorial that maybe some of you will find it interesting and some others will be shocked to find out that for years we have been wearing pants with fitting issues.   The picture below will show you one very annoying fitting issue that is very common to see around and definitely it is the one with which I struggle the most. I want to make a salvation; Jeans are very different pants and in the whole pant styles library, Jeans get the most forgiving rules about fitting. 
Q:   Reason for this cat whiskers in the pants? 
A:  women that have athletic legs which means the quadriceps are protuberant or some just call it protuberant thighs are most likely to have this issue.
Also another reason why some of us happen to have this problem, is simple because the industry make the same pant pattern for thousands of women all with different body shapes and we can not expect all of us …


De vuelta a las bases - Haciendo ojales
Estos tutoriales los he titulado de vuelta a las bases y son especiales para aquellos que por primera vez toman una maquina de coser y estan llenos de curiosidad.  Mi deseo es poder llegar a aquellos que muy poco sabes de costura y que piensan que puede ser difcil, aunque en realidad es lo mas divertido, al menos mi hijo de 36 meses y yo lo vemos asi.
Necesitas : Hilo carruchapie especial para hacer ojalesel boton de la medida a hacer el ojal Tu proyecto!

Marca el lugar en tu camisa o proyecto donde deseas coser tu ojal, ten seguridad de hacerlo a la medida correcta, por ejemplo los ojales son siempre 0.3 cms mas grandes que el boton, y aunque es una medida muy pequena, en realidad es efectiva y necesaria cuando trabajes con telas gruesas como denim.

Escogi de la variedad que tengo, un ojal que tiene puenta redonda en vez de aquel rectangular.
Si tu  maquina de coser no es tan electronica como la mia, vas a encontrar como hacer tus ojales por pa…

making button holes

Back to Basics - Making Button holes

I have named these tutorials to come back to basics and the purpose of them is to get to those people who are for first time working in a sewing machine, I want you to know that the process is not completely difficult but instead is wonderful and lots of fun at least that is the way my 3 years old baby and I see it.
All you need is : Thread Bobbinspecial button hole foot for your machineThe button in the size you will be working onYour shirt!

Mark the place where you will be sewing your button holes, also make sure the size is correct.  Button holes are 1/8" bigger than the button going through them.

Choose the button hole shape you want, here I like the oval ending instead of the rectangle.
If your machine is not as updated as mine, in one of the button of your machine you will find how to make yours button holes by steps.  For example in the picture below you can find numbers 4-16 to 4-19 in the screen of my sewing machine and those are exac…

tweed Jacket

Hello my dear friends, Here I am again with a vogue pattern and the famous tweed jacket. I don't know what happens with me but I am such a vogue pattern lover, I honestly go just for it most of the time but, I am opening my ways to new searches and wonderful pattern makers that other people like you talk about them in Instagram and your blogs.
The reason behind this jacket is very simple, in a vacation many years ago to Panama beach I saw that cute fabric store and after so much bridal fabric I found this one and it was the last remaining of it, so as many of you I grabbed all and walk to the car as proud as I could be, so after that came the idea of the jacket one day while searching classes in craftsy and I saw my teacher has one very similar to mine, so it was a must and finally it is here. 
If you ever get to my closet you will find plenty of blazers, it is part of my outfit statement if that is possible.  I do have blazers for running, to make outfit with my jeans, to work a…

Cross Strap Dress

Hello my friends, today in my blog is this dress that I am so excited to present to you!
I have been working in this wonderful pattern from the designer Nicola Finetti from Vogue V1498 and I am so happy to tell you all about it and the process to the result in the pictures that you will find attached below.

To begin with, once I saw this wonderful pattern, all I wanted was to make it, so my instincts took my to Joann fabric store and  let me tell you that once I saw this amazing and cool fabric I was hooked.  This is a knit wool, the fabric is medium weight with approximately 20% stretch, it has a charcoal color, soft to the touch and to work with it is a dream.  I went back to JoAnn's store for more fabric, I thought I would love some pants in this fabric, well, it was gone.  So I most probably would have to search it in internet.

About the pattern, I going to provides the following notes:

I am 5' 6" and this pattern is quite long in me, if I make another dress I must sh…