A Cloth Merchant

Floral and Flannel Wrap Scarf for Fall


Ah, fall. I hope you all are enjoying your various fall activities. Last weekend I canned tomatoes and went apple picking. Actually, I picked up a bag of pre-picked apples, because both orchards we tried were picked out. Can’t win ‘em all. And I have started wearing scarves. Look at this one I just made! […]

Tutorial : How to Add Ribbon to Both Sides of a Project


Last year we were asked by a local company to embellish some of their sweatshirts with ribbon. The main reason was to finish the edges of the zipper tape. So we pondered over just how we could do this. Just adding ribbon to the inside to cover the edge of the zipper tape would look […]

Cheers to Summer: A Koozie Tutorial


Personally, I do not use koozies, because I forget I have any until I’m out of beer. But my sister loves them, and buys them any time she goes somewhere interesting. What a tourist. But she can never find any to fit her Budweiser Lime-a-ritas, which are smaller than your typical beer can. I’m not […]

Tied With a Bow


That’s right, bowties! These are for the groomsman in my best friend’s wedding. The fabric is our lightweight brown linen. They turned out super nice, but the construction was pretty tricky due to the loose weave of the linen. I made what I’ll call a practice (it wasn’t intended to be). The bias stretched out […]

Super Cool Laptop Case


My sister asked me to make her a laptop case. Here it is! I found a tutorial here. It was very easy to follow, and the author provides great images. The outside pocket was of my own invention. The exterior is a coral sateen, and the pocket is Michael Miller Mirror Dot. I lined it […]
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