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60's Sewing Challenge - Sew and Tell of The Queens Gambit

60's Sewing Challenge - Sew and Tell of The Queens Gambit

**11/27/20 UPDATES: Vintage reproduction patterns can be used and yes, this challenge is world wide, anyone can join!!! **

Hello!

Welcome to the first post in our December sewing challenge.  We are taking the time to announce the challenge early in this post, because this challenge is going to take a little bit more time and a few more steps.  This challenge will officially launch on Monday, December 1, 2020.

Also, this month we are excited to start a new theme to our challenge that we like to call the Sew and Tell, and we are SO (SEW) excited to launch and sew...


Easy Scrunchie Sewing Tutorial and Sewing Challenge - By Whimsberry

Easy Scrunchie Sewing Tutorial and Sewing Challenge - By Whimsberry

Hello and welcome to Whimsberry and our third sewing tutorial!  With Christmas fast approaching, we have decided on an easy to sew scrunchie tutorial for simple holiday gift giving.  This tutorial is very simple and easy to follow for any level sewer from the very beginner to the advanced.

We have made the tutorial with a 100% cotton fabric, which is very easy to sew with.  Below are a few photos of different fabrics and widths for this project.  All of the scrunchies below were made using a 22" length.

For this sewing...


Whimsberry Top 20 Halloween Movies for October Sewing

Whimsberry Top 20 Halloween Movies for October Sewing

October is my all time favorite month for movie binging.  Maybe it's the weather turning colder, the dull outside colors or the weather.  Or maybe it's just the fact that I just enjoy good creepy movies and they are abundant on all viewing platforms. Whatever it is, I am ever so comfortable sewing all day while a parade of great creepy movies play in the background.  Give me a Stephen King marathon and I will happily drink tea and sew all day long! 

During the month of October I have an every growing list of movies that I try and...


How to Remove Sticker Labels from Ankara Fabric - An Easy Tutorial

How to Remove Sticker Labels from Ankara Fabric - An Easy Tutorial

Hello and welcome back!  If you have been following this blog, you may remember a post that I wrote a while back about sewing with Ankara fabrics!  Well, since I published that post, I have become the proud hunter, purchaser and owner of some amazing Ankara/African Wax Print Fabrics.

I love them, I longingly look at them when I walk past them in my hall.  I draw up designs to use them on.  But until today, I have been intimidated by the sticker that adorns them.  I tried to research the history of the tricky...


Easy Sewing Challenge for beginners - The Little Bear Headband by Whimsberry

Easy Sewing Challenge for beginners - The Little Bear Headband by Whimsberry

Hello and welcome back!  We are here to present our second sewing challenge, and talk about the exciting GIVEAWAY that will be happening at the completion!

If you are finding Whimsberry for the first time, then welcome!  We are so happy that you are visiting!  Feel free to leave a comment and tell us how you found us!

Now, let's get started.  This sewing challenge doubles as a tutorial for beginners, so all sewing levels are welcome and encouraged to sew along with us!  We took the challenge up a notch, but not the level of...