Happy Mother’s Day

Just wishing all of you Mother’s a Happy Mother’s day!


Woops Etsy shop address!

Here is the link to my Etsy shop:


Etsy Shop Open

Hi Everyone,

I have reactivated my Etsy shop.  I have some inventory that was sitting around that I just found in storage and thought I would put it out there.  I also have some old Burda Magazines if anyone is interested.  I do have a new measuring wheel that is coming out next week (most likely).  It will be 8 inches in circumference and will be called the Curve Runner™.  The handle is also a little different.  Keep looking for some updated products in the near future!

Happy Sewing,



New Contact for SA Curve products

I have great news. Jan Reed with the Wooly Thread is the new distributor for the SA CURVE products. Inquiries for the rulers and wholesale information should be directed to her.
You all will love working with her.


Measuring an Armhole

Measuring an armhole is a tricky thing to get accurate because of the curved line. You have to start with the stitching line since the outer edge of different pattern curves can be different lengths for the same stitching line. Also, the stitching line to be measured needs to eliminate the beginning and ending seam allowances, so that comparisons to the sleeve head are easier. Once you understand the armhole measurement, measure the sleeve head to see what ease is drafted in. If you have a woven pattern and want the fabric to be a knit, you will want less ease (approx. 1/2 inch for a knit sleeve head) or if you want a jacket made in leather you will definitely not want a lot of ease in the sleeve head. I personally don’t like a front armhole of a knit top with less than 8 inches in length because it feels too tight to me.

Thanks for watching!!


Measuring Wheel Slideshow (Metric)

The Japanese metric measuring wheels are available on Amazon.

Measuring wheels are handy for measuring curved lines on patterns. Comparing an armhole length to a sleeve head will give you the amount of ease built into the sleeve. I find them especially handy if you have done fit changes and need to see how those changes affected your pattern.  Find on Amazon:  http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KL0OTE

Happy Sewing!


Slideshow of Ruler Usefulness

SA Curve rulers and templates: When accuracy really matters!

SA Curve rulers are an accurate and easy tool for everything to do with seam allowances!

This ruler is great for adjusting patterns  for fit.        *Trace the stitching line on your patterns to make tissue fitting easier and sewing more accurate!  *Add seam allowances to European patterns like Marfy, Burda WOF and Ottobre
*Remove 1/8th, 1/4th, 3/8ths or all of an existing seam allowance*Add seam allowances to a newly drafted pattern or a design change to a pattern.
*Measure seams, particularly armhole curves and sleeves.
*Helps trace and add additional seam allowance width to Jalie and Kwik Sew patterns.    * Rotary cut curved lines smoothly.

Below are the SA Curve Pattern Drafters:

Prices are:

3/8th SA Curve Pattern Drafter is $19.50

5/8ths SA Curve Pattern Drafter is $19.50

Both Pattern Drafters are $34.50 plus S&H

My newest template is the EZ Pocket template. The EZ Pocket has seven of the most common pocket and cuff shapes. It has a Western shape at the top, 5 different radii and a 90 degree corner for square pockets and cuffs. Besides pockets and cuffs, this template is great for mandarin collars, collar stands, lower edge vents of shirts, pants and skirts and for tracing the fly front.

$15.95 retail price

EZ Shirt Maker has 3 collar styles, a large radius curve for shirt tails and cuffs and a 90 degree corner for square cuffs and pockets.

The EZ Shirt Maker is $16.95

Buy both templates for $28.50!


Happy Sewing!!



How to use the EZ Shirtmaker


Pocket Template Slideshow


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 276 other followers

%d bloggers like this: