My favorite tips for using decorative stitches
My favorite tips for using decorative stitches
Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording
Tutorial: Machine Wrapped Cording
Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray
Free Tutorial – How to make a Fabric Tray
How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off
How to Sew Beads onto Fabric so they don’t fall off
Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt
Create One-of-a-Kind Bags and Purses using Digital PhotoArt
Conversations with my grandmother
Conversations with my grandmother
Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos
Embellishing with Fabric Yo-Yos
An alternative to pinking shears – pinking rotary blades
An alternative to pinking shears – pinking rotary blades
Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads
Need a quick weekend project? Try Some Fabric Beads
Make a Temporary Teflon Sewing Foot
Make a Temporary Teflon Sewing Foot

Cuteness alert

Cuteness alert

I haven't been able to get much sewing done lately (you know I suffer withdrawals if I can't get to sew on a regular basis). But I did find a little time to make a couple of small zippered pouches which turned out quite well I think. And the best thing is they only...

How to turn ordinary into extraordinary

How to turn ordinary into extraordinary

This is the piece of embroidered and textured lutradur that I made last week. It turned out kind of ordinary and I wasn't totally loving it. I wasn't quite sure what I was going to do with it so I threw it on a pile of fabric pieces that were stacked on the corner of...

Lutradur – all dressed up and nowhere to go

Lutradur – all dressed up and nowhere to go

It's always a good weekend when I get some playtime (as opposed to worktime) in my sewing room! And this weekend I finally managed to finish off the lutradur purse that I began working on last week. I pondered for a couple of days about how to finish it off because...

Working with lutradur

Working with lutradur

This weekend I found a few spare hours to play around with lutradur so see what I could come up with. I don't use lutradur often but it's got some special features that are kind of nice ... It has a beautiful web-like texture, kind of like dryer sheet texture which I...

The perils of working intuitively

The perils of working intuitively

Famous last words ... It's almost done! At this rate I should be finished later today. I am finished now, but that was a long day. It was eleven days ago in fact. But here it is finished, my latest art bag, Lavender Crush. It's difficult photographing this style bag...

The many layers of stitched texture

The many layers of stitched texture

One of my very favorite things to work with is texture on fabric. I love exploring new and creative ways to make it and to use it. And I particularly love to use stitch as a way to create raw texture on fabric or fabric paper which can then be used for painting or...

Fabric painting on silk – not so difficult

Fabric painting on silk – not so difficult

At first thought painting on silk fabric might seem a little challenging, but you can paint on silk fabric just as easily as you can paint on cotton fabric. And when creating painted texture, I love to use one of my favorite fabric paints - Jaquard Dye-na-Flow. These...

How To Make Your Own Fabric Labels

How To Make Your Own Fabric Labels

With the abundance of handmade items around, particularly on online stores like Etsy, it's a good idea to attach your own fabric label to your items to give them a professional finish, and also so buyers can remember where they got it from. You can buy fabric labels...

Curved Checkerboard Tutorial

Curved Checkerboard Tutorial

Adding curved inserts to your sewing projects is a perfect way to dress up basic or plain designs, and can be used for bags and purses patterns, and even art quilts or quilted backgrounds. In this sewing tutorial I'm going to show you how to make curved checkerboard...

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