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

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 color...

Make Custom Fabric from Ribbon

Make Custom Fabric from Ribbon

Sewing Tips & Tricks Making beautiful and unique pieces of fabric is easy using lengths of ribbon. Simply place the ribbon edge to edge, on top of a piece of fusible stabilizer. Iron the ribbon to the stabilizer, then sew the ribbon pieces together using a...

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....

Custom hand embroidery thread colors

Custom hand embroidery thread colors

Sewing Tips & Tricks Creating your own custom embroidery thread colors is easy, and is also a great way to use up old skeins of hand embroidery thread that you no longer want or use. Simply pull a strand from several different skeins in coordinating colors, and...

Stop your clear quilting rulers from slipping

Stop your clear quilting rulers from slipping

Sewing Tips & Tricks I use my quilting rulers for practically all my cutting applications because quilting rulers used together with a rotary cutter always give an accurate measurement and cut. The only problem with these types of rulers is that they tend to slip,...

Easy Zipper Pouch … Two Ways … PLUS Free Fabric Printable

Easy Zipper Pouch … Two Ways … PLUS Free Fabric Printable

Zipper pouches are handy for storing and organizing all sorts of small items. You can even store wet items simply by turning the lining into laminated fabric. This cute set of zippered pouches is quick and easy to make and instructions include a simple way to turn a...

An easy way to pick up stray threads

An easy way to pick up stray threads

Sewing Tips & Tricks If you have carpet in your sewing room then you'll understand how difficult it is to use a vacuum cleaner to pick up the stray threads and fabric scraps because the vacuum cleaner just doesn't do a very good job at all. A simple and...

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....

Make a decorative stitch sampler

Make a decorative stitch sampler

Sewing Tips & Tricks Make a decorative stitch sampler Most modern sewing machines have dozens of decorative and utility stitches that you can use to embellish and add decorative surface design to your sewing projects, however it's usually quite difficult to know...

Sewing beads onto fabric so they don’t fall off

Sewing beads onto fabric so they don’t fall off

Sewing Tips & Tricks If you love to embellish your art quilts and sewing projects with beads and other small embellishments, then you've probably had a bead or two fall off at some point. The best way to make sure your beads stay attached is to secure each bead...

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