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...
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...
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...
How to make fabric from ribbon

How to make fabric from ribbon

I’m currently in the process of sewing a small purse using fabric that I’m making from some recycled sari silk ribbon. Even with the ribbon has raw edges, it still looks quite good once it’s sewn. Making fabric from ribbon is easy – and fun...
Flip Flap Shoulder Purse – A very quick tutorial

Flip Flap Shoulder Purse – A very quick tutorial

I whipped up this cute little shoulder purse from some leftover scraps I had lying around. I used the flip’n’sew technique to piece together some coordinating fabric scraps down the right side of the purse, and added some fabric flaps to the left side. The...
Creatively Recycled: From Tablecloth to Applique to Tote

Creatively Recycled: From Tablecloth to Applique to Tote

I get a strong sense of satisfaction when I finish a project to completion, and I’m sure you do also, but in opposition I also feel a strong sense of dissatisfaction when I don’t finish a project. Because of this, I tend to put my ufos away out of sight so...
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