Tag Archives: sewing

Custom Chair slipcover 12571

30 Jan






Alter a neckline : alterations Red Hook NY 12571

6 Mar

The blouse started with a high curved neckline


Originally the plan was to make a sweet heart neckline so I cut a paper template for the neck.


Then used the paper template pinned to the blouse for a guide to baste on my bias tape.


In the end we opted for a square neck using the same method with this as the end result


Custom Slip Covers for Northern Dutchess County; Red Hook NY 12571

18 Feb

Fitted Sofa Slip covers





These are just a few samples of my work.

For fitted slipcovers I must have each piece in the shop. We pick up and deliver within a 20 mile radius of Red Hook.

Pack and play hanging activity quilt: Custom Gifts Red Hook NY 12571

15 Feb

This activity quilt was especially designed by the grandmother of the baby and it started out with a sketch

20140213-191830.jpgFrom there I graphed it to size and designed it to hang on the small side of a standard pack n play


My client also made paper animal cut outs as she is much more of an artist than myself.


I slightly altered these for practical sewing. The idea was to have the animals as plain as possible with no added embellishments.


And the finished result…… 20140213-191444.jpg

NOTE: The embroidery header was not done by Love Stitches but was contracted out as I do not do any machine embroidery at the current time.

Add length to a shirt by adding a ruffle

14 Feb
Original shirt without ruffle.

Original shirt without ruffle.

The client provided another shirt in the same fabric which I cut into strips 5″ wide and piece together. Then I used my ruffler foot to create a length of ruffled fabric

Ruffler foot

Ruffler foot

Once the ruffle was made I sewed it to the bottom of the original shirt



With added ruffle

With added ruffle

And hemmed it on the serger using a rolled edge stitch

Hemmed edge

Hemmed edge