My favorite tips for using decorative stitches

My favorite tips for using decorative stitches

The decorative machine stitches on your sewing machine are a quick and easy way to add embellishment and decorative design to all your sewing projects. However many sewers tend to overlook using these type of stitches either because they don’t know how to use...
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...
How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

How to Print on Kraft-tex using an Inkjet Printer

Have you discovered Kraft-tex yet? Kraft-tex is a rugged paper that looks, feels, and wears like leather – but sews, cuts, and washes just like fabric. It’s available in a number of different colors including white, which means that you can use it as a...
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...
Book Review: The Spoonflower Handbook

Book Review: The Spoonflower Handbook

Printing your own designs onto fabric has never been easier. You can easily print small pieces of fabric using your own home inkjet printer, and for larger pieces of fabric including yardage, there are many different types of print-on-demand services that you can use....
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....
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