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...
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...
Cute and easy fabric bookmark with flower embellishment

Cute and easy fabric bookmark with flower embellishment

While browsing around the internet looking for some last minute gift ideas to sew (yes I know – last minute – of course), I stumbled across this tutorial that shows how to make a bookmark with flower embellishments. I didn’t like that it used soft,...
How to make simple three dimensional fabric leaf embellishments

How to make simple three dimensional fabric leaf embellishments

I love to embellish! Especially using three dimensional fabric embellishments that I make myself. I normally like to finish the edges on my fabric embellishments using a satin stitch like these fabric leaves. But when you’re in a hurry, or need a whole bunch of...
How to make crinkled fabric texture

How to make crinkled fabric texture

Crinkled fabric can be used for any type of sewing project including garments, and of course bags and purses, and adds interesting surface texture and dimension. Making crinkled fabric texture is an easy technique and works particularly well for soft and sheer fabrics...
How to make bead dangles

How to make bead dangles

Beading is one of my favorite methods of embellishing my art quilts and other sewing projects, and I like to use lots of bead dangles which are made using several strands of beads which are strung onto lengths of thread and allowed to hang and well … dangle. I...
Embellishing with Hand Stitches

Embellishing with Hand Stitches

Sewing using hand embroidery stitches is both a creative and a very relaxing way to embellish your sewing projects. As opposed to machine stitching which is often fast and furious, hand stitching has the effect of slowing us down and bringing us into the present...
How to make simple and perfectly shaped fabric beads

How to make simple and perfectly shaped fabric beads

Fabric beads … mmmmmm …. Usually I like em kinda chunky like this … … but every now and then I need a bead that’s perfect and plain like these. There are a number of ways to get a perfectly round fabric bead, but this tip is too good to...
New Art Journal: Life Unfolding

New Art Journal: Life Unfolding

I’ve been doing a lot of journaling lately in one way or another but have gotten quite quite fed up with scratching my notes on uninspiring plain notebooks and scrap paper. So I took a little time recently to make myself a new art journal which offers a little...
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