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

How to cut fabric applique shapes with the Silhouette Cameo

How to cut fabric applique shapes with the Silhouette Cameo

As I have previously mentioned, I got a new toy ... a Silhouette Cameo digital cutting machine. One of the reasons I bought the machine was so I could cut fabric applique shapes which the machine is supposed to do quite easily. Silhouette offer a fabric cutting blade...

How to Sew Perfect Lines of Topstitching

How to Sew Perfect Lines of Topstitching

Sewing Tips & Tricks A Stitch-in-the-Ditch foot makes it easy to sew accurate lines of stitch in-between seams such as pieced quilting. But it's also the perfect sewing machine foot for sewing straight lines of topstitching. Just butt the center guide up against...

Online Sewing Classes for Making Bags

Online Sewing Classes for Making Bags

There is no better way to learn anything these days than with an online class, and these online classes will teach you teach you bag-making skills for all sorts of different styles of bags and purses. Free online classes will teach you basic sewing and bag-making...

Sewing with Curved Needles

Sewing with Curved Needles

Sewing Tips & Tricks If you've ever had to hand sew curved pieces of fabric together such as curved bag gussets, then you know how awkward or even impossible it can be when using a straight sewing needle. Curved sewing needles are designed just for this type of...

How to sew a perfectly straight seam

How to sew a perfectly straight seam

Sewing Tips & Tricks It can be difficult to see the width measurements that are engraved on the sewing plate on your sewing machine, so to make it easier to sew a straight seam, simply align a piece of masking tape along the appropriate markings. This can be used...

Needles & Threads & Tension … oh my

Needles & Threads & Tension … oh my

Sewing Tips & Tricks We're all challenged from time to time by our sewing machine - whether it's poorly formed stitches, tension problems, thread breakages ... the list is endless. And when sewing problems occur, even though we'd love nothing more than to blame...

Resources for Fabric Design and Printing

Resources for Fabric Design and Printing

Online Classes Fabric Design Pattern Design: From Hand to Screen to Surface Online Class Design Surface Patterns From Scratch Online Class How to Design Fabric Online Class. Books Color + Pattern: 50 Playful Exercises for Exploring Pattern Design Digital Textile...

Clipping and Turning the Perfect Corner

Clipping and Turning the Perfect Corner

Sewing Tips & Tricks When clipping corners, reinforce the corner with a double row of stitching then clip the corner at a slight angle close to the stitching. The double row of stitching will make the corner stronger and help prevent accidents when turning it, and...

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 embellishments....

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