April 28, 2016

Dottie Vintage (Dance) Bag

Perfect combination of fabric and sewing pattern! Dottie Vintage Handbag | The Inspired Wren

A few dancers monkeying around on a Dottie Vintage Handbag -- perfect for a dance class of first-graders, no?

April 26, 2016

Seam Allowance Defined

Seam Allowance Defined | The Inspired Wren

Seam Allowance

The part of the fabric between the stitching and the raw edge. Typically unseen in final projects, it can vary in size from a scant sixteenth-inch and up. In the illustration below the seam allowance measures a half-inch.

April 19, 2016

2015 CAL Afghan Sampler FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions for the 2015 Crochet Along Afghan Sampler on The Inspired Wren

Let's take a quick trip back to last year. I am still receiving lots of questions regarding the 2015 Crochet Along Afghan Sampler. I thought I'd take a quick moment some time today to answer the most Frequently Asked Questions.

April 14, 2016

TUTORIAL: Extended Key Fob Plus

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TUTORIAL: Extended Key Fob Plus | The Inspired Wren

There are two items I am always digging in the bottom of my bag to find: my keys and my gum. So I created a solution to easily fish both out. With this tutorial you can, too!

April 12, 2016

Selvage (Selvedge) Defined

Selvage (Selvedge) Defined | The Inspired Wren

Selvage (Selvedge)

The self-finished, uncut edge of a piece of fabric; will not fray. A result of fabric manufacturing, these parallel edges are typically visibly and texturally different from the regular weave of the fabric and may contain written information identifying the fabric and/or ink color tests. Most often best not to include the selvage in a project cut, as it can wash and age differently from the main weave. US English (British English)