I almost wore my Hawaiian sundress to work yesterday, but I thought that would just be too obnoxious.
But can you blame me? We’re finally on our way to Hawaii. Our plane leaves in a few hours and by this afternoon, I’ll be lounging on the beach with a tropical drink in my hand. YAY!
Needless to say, there won’t be a whole lot of sewing going on next week, but I made sure to get the third episode of the Learn to Sew series up and running for you before I left:
How to Read a Pattern and Choose Fabrics
If you’ve ever ventured into a fabric shop and tried to read the mysterious language on the back of a pattern envelope,
wondered what all of those marks on the pattern mean and
wanted to know how to choose fabric and cut out the pattern,
then this episode is just what you’ve been looking for.
Join me here for the third episode in the new Learn to Sew series. It’s free and you can access it anytime you like.
If you missed the first two episodes you can find them here:
Learn to Sew: Essential Sewing Tools In this episode you learn how to get your sewing machine up and running, wind a bobbin and what tools you need to get started on your sewing adventures.
Learn to Sew: Basic Sewing Machine Stitches This is where your sewing adventure begins. You’ll learn to sew a straight stitch, basting stitch, gathering stitch, zig zag stitch, reverse stitch, how to turn a corner and how to make a buttonhole. Then you’ll practice your newfound skills by creating your own pillowcase.
Well, I’m off on my tropical adventure, but I’ll still have my computer with me if you have any questions or comments on this new episode.
Don’t forget my puka shell necklace! Aloha my friend
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Love Hawaii! And, if you get the chance, make sure to pick up some of their boldly colorful printed cottons. They make for great dresses! Enjoy.
Hawaii was just what we needed! I can’t wait to go back again next year.
If u r in Honolulu there are a couple of great fabric stores. Fabric Mart and Kaimuki Dry Goods. Have fun.
I did see a Fabric Mart, but the men I was traveling with were too excited to get to the beach that we didn’t stop. 😦 It was a snorkeling, swimming, surfing kind of trip instead. Maybe next time….
I second Kaimuki dry goods. Lots of imported fabrics but still some aloha prints. If you can only go to one, go to KDG. A little hard to find but GPS can get you there
Thanks for the tips, Katherine!
Hope you have a wonderful, restorative, and tasty trip, Beth!
It was just what we needed, Jo. Thanks!
Beth, If you are going to Oahu, they have an outdoor traders market called the Swap Meet. You would LOVE it . . . has lots of local artisan crafts and you can also buy fun Hawaiian print fabrics!!! Have a wonderful trip!
Thanks so much Molly!
Oh, you will LOVE Hawai’i! Enjoy the fabulous weather!
If you like the outdoors, go to the Dole Plantation on Oahu and take the self-guided garden tour – lots of neat information on plants and culture. Also, for historic culture, the Bishop Museum is fabulous. The local swap meet Mollynlucien mentioned above is at the stadium – Sundays and Wednesdays, I believe.
If you plan to hike Diamond Head, take plenty of water, *good* sneakers, and a camera! It’s a workout, but the view is amazing.
Aw, just ENJOY!
Thanks so much, Deb! We had a great time and it was so hard to come back.
Have fun.. safe travels.. 😉
Thanks so much. Had a great time! So hard to come back to the cold and snow.
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Great tips for people who like to sew or are learning to sew.