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About manningthemachine

I'm Laura. Mama to four, and wife to one awesome guy. I'm ever so slightly sarcastic. Just a little bit. I like to quote movies, but since our house is managed by little people, most of those quotes come from kiddie shows. At least my husband generally gets the references. It makes me feel less awkward. I took sewing lessons starting at the age of 8, through the Kids Can Sew program. I took lessons for four or five years. Then I became a snotty teen and decided sewing was lame. I've repented of my ways, and enjoy sewing for my little ones. And sometimes other people. And almost never for myself. Oh hey. My blog name. "Manning The Machine." I think it's probably only funny if you know me in real life. And even then, maybe it is only funny to me. My last name is Manning. This is a blog about my sewing. Manning The (Sewing) Machine. Do you get it? Do you? No. That's fine. I think it's funny even if you don't.

Boys in Summer Blog Tour

Welcome to the final day of the Boys in Summer Blog Tour hosted by Made by Little Gents. I’m showing off The Discoverer Tee Unisex Pattern by Ellie&Mac done three different ways. Fabulous Home Sewn also blogged about this top … Continue reading

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5oo4 Summer’s Coming Blog Tour

Welcome to day 3 of the Summer’s Coming Blog Tour by 5 OUT OF 4 PATTERNS! #5oo4Summer ALSO!!!!! Read to the end for a giveaway! Yay! I love all of the graphics that were made for this blog tour. Maybe … Continue reading

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Spring Into Color (Sewing by Ti – Blog Tours)

Welcome to another Sewing by Ti Blog Tour. SPRING INTO COLOR! This months’ theme is the Pantone Spring 2018 color chart. I don’t believe in color trends. I think you should wear whatever color you like. Says the girl with … Continue reading

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Breaking Ground Blog Tour

Welcome to the Breaking Ground Blog Tour 2018. This week over 20 bloggers are joining together to break new ground by trying a pattern designer that is new to them, try new techniques, new styles, or whatever way they want … Continue reading

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The Handmaiden’s Cottage Easter Dress Blog Tour

Day 11 of the Handmaiden’s Cottage Easter Dress Blog Tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo! On today’s blog: How not to have a panic attack because you feel awkward doing your blog photo shoot in Ikea. HINT: The trick is … Continue reading

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GYCT Designs Spring Dress Blog Tour

Bonjour. Bienvenue. It’s Day 3 of the GYCT Designs Spring Dress Tour sponsored by Sunshine Rae Fabric! Thanks for stopping by the blog today. There’s a giveaway at the end of this blog post. Don’t forget to enter for your … Continue reading

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Get Ready for Spring Ellie & Mac Blog Tour

Hey! I have no idea what day of this blog tour we’re on. I think day 18….? WELCOME to day 18 of the Get Ready for Spring Blog Tour featuring patterns by Ellie & Mac, and hosted by Seams Sew … Continue reading

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Red, White, and Pink Blog Tour (Sewing by Ti – Blog Tours)

Welcome to day 19 of the Red, White, and Pink Tour hosted by Sewing by Ti!Woah now. That’s not red, white, or pink! Don’t worry. This is an old sew. Two years and seven months ago I made this cute … Continue reading

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Petite Stitchery Valentine’s Day Blog Tour

Welcome to the 7th day of the Petite Stitchery Valentine’s Day Blog Tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo. First things first! Each of day of this blog tour, the featured pattern(s) will be on sale for THAT DAY ONLY! I’ve … Continue reading

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Swoodson Says – Roly Poly Critters and Sew Desu Ne – Mewnicorn

Welcome to Day 4 of the Best Christmas Toy Sewing Patterns Blog Tour hosted by Seams Sew Lo. This blog tour is based on the blog post Best Homemade Toys to Make for Christmas Presents, and is sponsored by Phat … Continue reading

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