Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording

Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording

Using cording to finish the edges of your sewing projects definitely adds a professional quality, however it isn’t readily available in a wide variety of types or finishes which tends to limit its uses. Making your own cording is not only fun, but it can be made...
Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray

Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray

Fabric trays are quick and easy to make and are so useful in the sewing room for holding needles and threads and other small items. You can use any type of fabric to make them of course, but I like to be a little more creative in my design, so my favorite method is to...
How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off

How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off

Beading on fabric is one of my favorite fabric embellishment techniques, although I have to admit I’m a little addicted to it. I love to bead all sorts of different types of textile art, and sewing projects. I sometimes like to sew beads on individually …...
Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos

Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos

Fabric yo-yos are one of the most under-rated embellishments there is. They are really quite simple to make, but then they can be dressed up in all sorts of fabulous ways to create embellishments for all your sewing projects. I remember when I was young that my...
Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads

Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads

Fabric beads are easy and fun to make and can be used to embellish all your creative sewing projects. They are also a great way to use up all those small scraps of leftover fabric and fibers. This tutorial shows you several ways to make embellished fabric beads. What...
Making Fabric Postcards – Finishing the Edges

Making Fabric Postcards – Finishing the Edges

I love to make my own fabric postcards by creating photo art designs in Photoshop Elements, and then printing the designs onto fabric. Making fabric postcards this way is not only fun but it’s the perfect way to personalize your cards. My favorite technique for...
Hand embroidery thread – how to blend custom thread colors

Hand embroidery thread – how to blend custom thread colors

If you do a lot (or even a little) hand embroidery, over time you can accumulate quite a collection of embroidery floss and yarn. But doesn’t it always seem that you simply never have the right color hand embroidery thread to finish off a sewing project? The...
10 Free and Creative Sewing Projects

10 Free and Creative Sewing Projects

Looking for some last minute gift ideas to sew? These ten free and creative sewing projects are sure to inspire. 1. Scrappy Organizer Got fabric scraps? This is your sewing project! Make it large to use as a day planner, or make it small to hold a notebook and pen. 2....
How to change the color of your metal charms and beads

How to change the color of your metal charms and beads

If you’re anything like me you never seem to have metal charms, beads, buttons or embellishments in the right color when you need them. I always seem to have more silver than gold or copper. Here’s a quick and easy way to change the color of your metal...
Cute and easy fabric bookmark with flower embellishment

Cute and easy fabric bookmark with flower embellishment

While browsing around the internet looking for some last minute gift ideas to sew (yes I know – last minute – of course), I stumbled across this tutorial that shows how to make a bookmark with flower embellishments. I didn’t like that it used soft,...
How to make simple three dimensional fabric leaf embellishments

How to make simple three dimensional fabric leaf embellishments

I love to embellish! Especially using three dimensional fabric embellishments that I make myself. I normally like to finish the edges on my fabric embellishments using a satin stitch like these fabric leaves. But when you’re in a hurry, or need a whole bunch of...
How to make crinkled fabric texture

How to make crinkled fabric texture

Crinkled fabric can be used for any type of sewing project including garments, and of course bags and purses, and adds interesting surface texture and dimension. Making crinkled fabric texture is an easy technique and works particularly well for soft and sheer fabrics...
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