Life of Johanna

October sewing bits

I feel that this fall will fly by and it will be the end of the year pretty soon. Always so much stuff going on during fall, it can feel overwhelming sometimes, plus we have no public holiday breaks during fall in Sweden, which means no days off from August until X-mas. But yesterday I actually applied for two days off later this fall as a preventive measure!   ✂️ Love to Sew: New podcast added to my sewing podcast list…

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Exercise, Life of Johanna, Video

Video: Follow me to the gym!

I’ve done a little different video today, as I’m taking you to the gym and showing you some of the workouts that I do. I guess the video could also be called “How to recover from injuries after 40”  which is something I have a way too much experience with. Since I hit my 40’s I’ve broken my wrist, hurt my shoulder again (too much computer work), developed a runner’s knee, injured my calf (due to a collapsed foot arch), hurt my…

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Sewing activewear, work in progress

Next up: Surf to Summit top by Fehr Trade

I’m in full workout clothes mode currently. Two shorts/leggings and two tops are finished and next up on my sewing list is the long sleeve version for Surf to Summit top by Fehr Trade. If you watched my vlog about my activewear sewing plans you might remember that I had another fabric planned for this top. But due to some binding drama (and resolve luckily), I ran out of that particular fabric. But I’m just as excited for this new…

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Sewing knits, Video

Video: Sewing with knits – how to master it on any machine

Here is the full video from Sunday’s livestream about sewing with knits! It was a blast and we had a very lively chat about all things related to sewing with knits with lots of tips from you guys. Topics discussed in the livestream Tips for sewing knits on a sewing machine Using a walking foot for knits, yes or no? Zede and Mallory of Sewing Out Loud have done a very interesting episode on this topic The difference between stretch…

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Sewing knits, Tutorials

5 tutorials on sewing with knits

In the spirit of Sundays upcoming liveshow about sewing with knits, I decided to compile five personal favorites among the tutorials on sewing with knits that I’ve done over the years. So here goes in no particular order! Three ways to attach stretch lace In this tutorial, I test three different ways to attach stretch lace (zigzag, coverstitch and serger flatlock) to see which method(s) that works the best. Attaching a neckline band to knit tops This was one of…

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Sewing knits, Video

Live chat on Sunday: Sewing with knits

My first livestream on YouTube was so much fun, I loved chatting with you guys! So I’m gonna brave it again this Sunday and the topic I’ve chosen is one of my fave sewing things – namely sewing with knits. Topics I want to discuss in the chat ■ Is a regular sewing machine enough when sewing with knits?  ■ Using a walking foot when sewing knits, yay or nay? Zede and Mallory of Sewing Out Loud have done a very interesting…

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