Saturday, April 29, 2023

Sewing and Creating Blogs

 Sewing and Creating Blog Links

SEWALONGWITHKITTY  - east beginner with simple instructions

SEWMOREWITHKITTY --- more recent like right now

SEWINGWITHKITTY--  a little of everything for years  = many years of sewing and blogging

KITTYSQUILLOWS=different quilt fold into pillow ideas

Kittyscustomdesigns=====my personal designs on fabric

Things I have done with Paint

Painting like Van Gogh


KittyKayaks  --- what I do when I am not sewing  -love the water

Thursday, January 19, 2023

Sewing Coats, Toys, Gifts, Dresses, Jackets, Pants Everything

 There are many pages to my different blogs.....

You can go to and click on different links

This blog has been on for years, so there are many many posts...

I have worked at Gstreetfabrics for over Ten years.  I started blogging back then to help the customers know what to do with the many fabrics that we carry.    Click a link, watch the Gstreetfabrics Utube video that I show the store and the ideas for different departments.

Have fun....Create... Design... Make your Clothes and Gifts

Dresses and Jackets

Evening Wear
Wedding Dresses




Friday, March 27, 2020

Face Mask Pattern from Hospital Facility-be safe

Need Pretty or Novelty Cotton prints... order online from  elastic- cotton - 200count muslin for linings... double your linings pocket and you have a 3 layer facemask in the front... put in nose insert Gstreet has aluminum inserts

They have lots of the large ponytail ties in the picture at the grocery misc hair isle as of 3-29-2020-  They come 24 in a package so -12 masks per package... I got 4... so I am going back today with masks donation to them and get some more.

Here is the link for Youtube video instruction and pdf pattern for this style filtered mask... you can use ponytail ties or read microbiologist notation under the video

nurse video  <---link

Notation from microbiologist under the video-  his suggestions

Couple of extra tips from a PhD Microbiologist (pathogen and air quality experience) and avid sewist. You can use fine men’s shirting or high thread count sheets for fabric. You can use a third layer of cotton fabric in center if you can’t access HEPA quality fabric. Also you could use a non woven interfacing for that interior layer. The idea is that the three layers of woven fabric are offset from one another causing air when it migrates in or droplets when they migrate out to not have a straight path. If you use non woven interfacing even better because it is a complex matrix. The entering particulates collide so to speak with the fibers and are captured. Also you can consider a synthetic fabric for the middle layer since many polyesters and nylon are charged and can better capture charged cells. Instead of the pony holders I’ve used fold over elastic about 28 inches long to bind each short side of the mask. This leaves stretchy tails for tying (makes it easier to fit) as you just zig zag across folded over elastic from one end to the other. Many have also used garbage bag wires and plastic floral stems for the nose piece, you can sandwich it in duct tape so it stays waterproof. I suggest inserting it into a 4” casing made with fold over elastic sewn to the lining side of the mask. This way you can reinsert new wire as needed. Lastly after you turn it consider top stitching around to increase durability. Good work guys!

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Tote Bag-BackPack-Dufflebag Challenge

I was sent this picture... and given some neoprene, and two animal heads on upholstery squares... and asked for a backpack that looked like this.... and here it comes

One Side

Vinyl Bottom  and pockets in the neoprene sides
Zipper under the Leopard-Double elastic Bolo Cords with cordlocks for drawstrings and zippered circle top

Separate neoprene pouch for the inside that can hang from loops or be worn as a money waist pouch Lining of Black Pleather

3 Wide Pleather strappings with parachute clips and 2 webbing straps in case of need for narrow straps can use as duffle bag strapping, backpack or over should diagonal strapping by looping through the side loops as needed

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Quilting Can Be Fun.... Even Hilarious

Because Pugs Like to do things TOOO

Next  Cats Are Gonna Get THEIR Way!!!

Friday, January 3, 2020

Don't Forget Your Coat

Simple pattern-Sherpa-Berber Sweater material-Made Reversible and Muffler pockets on the other side

Pockets Added on this side-Fingerless gloves from leftover sweater sherpa material

So Warm So Fun

This Coat started from this pattern

Then it was this

5/8 yard of Fur..60 inches wide

A narrow piece of fur around the edge and cuff and a wider piece along the bottom... left over became the muff pockets

Thursday, October 24, 2019

Sew Simple Sweater Coat

Knitted Fabric Sooo(sew) Simple to Make

Found this sweater knit in GStreetFabrics 'Treasure Hunt' Room

All seams were Flat Felt sewn including side seam pockets so this could be 'reversible'

Used this style pattern with side seam pockets from a pants pattern I grabbed while cutting it out and extended length 6 inches on view A length (I am 5'2")-cut out long white stripe w/ 1/2" black on each side to sew on edges like double fold bias for edging trim on all sides and bottom-one side was just selvage that was already a white edging ruffling

Looking at this in the pile-my mind went wild..and sooooo soft and cozy