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What is “handmade”?

There is a lot of discussion surrounding handmade artisans and their manufacturing processes. The following questions was posed to me the other day: “What is Handmade?” “What does it mean to be Handmade?” To be Handmade, an product should be physically produced by a person’s hands. When I was talking to my youngest son (he is 13) the othernight about…

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Iron Recommendations

Stacey Sansom Designs - Iron Recommendations

With the plethora of features available on the wide variety of irons, how do you know what is right for you? These iron recommendations are from individuals with a varying levels of sewing skills. They are people just like you. Use these iron recommendations as a starting point to find that perfect iron for you. ** This post does contain…

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Sewing Scissors Recommendations

Stacey Sansom Designs post topic: "Sewing Scissors Recommendations"

So you are going to sew If you are going to sew, the chances are you will need to purchase a good quality pair of sewing scissors before you get started. I suppose that you could pay someone to cut everything for you. That is a viable option. However, it is not an option that I encourage or endorse. Good…

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Beginner’s Quilt Along Community

Stacey Sansom Designs - Beginner's Monthly Quilt Along - G+ Community

Come join Stacey Sansom Designs on June 1, 2018 in the brand new Beginner’s Quilt Along Community! What is a Quilt Along? Crafters, especially quilters, love to get together and work in groups. Usually held in small groups, a Quilt Along is a great way to learn new skills, complete projects, and make new friends. Due to the vastness of…

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Go purchase a sewing machine

Stacey Sansom Designs post topic: "Go purchase a sewing machine"

This post is to focus on specific sewing machine information – which one to buy. This is ENTIRELY UP TO YOU! You have to make a decision on what features mentioned in the post about sewing machine types and features: Sewing Machine Suggestions. ** This post does contain “affiliate links.” These help cover some of the expenses acquired in an…

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Sewing Machine Features

Stacey Sansom Designs post topic: "Sewing Machine Suggestions" - Sewing Machine Features

If you want to learn to sew, it is ideal to own a sewing machine. I emphasized that when learning to sew, it could be a very simple machine. Let me reiterate again, you do not need a fancy machine to be an amazing sewer. Your sewing skill set will not immediately become star level when you get that magical…

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I want to learn to sew, where do I start?

Stacey Sansom Designs post topic: "I want to learn to sew, where do I start?"

I have been asked a lot lately, “I want to learn to sew, where do I start?” First, I would like to say that getting started is not that hard nor does it need to be expensive. I personally feel that people jump in too fast and get frustrated as a result. They end up quitting before they are fully…

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New product in the store

Snack Mat - Sunflowers and Yellow - 8x6.5

The latest category of products “Snack Mats and Mug Rugs” will be growing over the next month.   Please check out the latest addition today!   What is a Snack Mat or Mug Rug? These are simply smaller place mat type products – designed with utility in mind. They are typically smaller than your traditional table place mat. They are…

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