My Sewing Basket

Sharing tips and ideas for home and garment sewing and a look at some of Posey Salem's projects.

Sukkot Banners: Rejoice!

Fabric banners can be used as a visual display of our beliefs and faith. I like to make them for both the inside of our home and those that can be used out-of-doors too. I want to share with you our two Sukkot Banners: Rejoice and Yahweh. Both of these banners were made to be [Read On]

Natural Moth Repellent Sachets

It is easy to make your own natural moth repellent sachets from fresh dried herbs, essential oils, scraps of linen fabric and ribbon. The clothes eating moth is attracted to natural organic animal fibers such as wool, alpaca, mohair, cashmere and to animal furs like rabbit, mink and fox. The female moth lays her eggs [Read On]

Making A Sackcloth Tunic for Yom Kippurim Part 1

This year (2011) we are going to do something different to observe and celebrate the Biblical Feast of Yom Kippurim. We are not going to put on white linen as usual this year. Instead I am going to be making a sackcloth tunic, as a Garment of Affliction, and we will wear them for 24 [Read On]

Shalom Jerusalem Banner

This pretty banner reminds my family to “Pray for the PEACE of Jerusalem” which Scripture instructs us to do (Psalms 122:6.) The banner is a rectangle and measures 20 X 15 1/2 inches. I all of the fabric used in this banner is quilt cotton that I have collected over the years. The background is [Read On]

New Baby Lok Sewing Machines

My mom taught me to hand sew when I was 7 years old. I used to make my own doll clothes this way but wished that I could learn how to use her sewing machine. When I was in third grade, she finally taught me how to use her Singer 501 machine with the knee [Read On]