Studio Fabricana Offers Video On Making A Swimsuit Without A Serger

Myles at Studio Fabricana has made a video covering the steps on making a swimsuit without a serger. Providing information on fabric choices, and tips on better ways to assemble and sew the swimsuit, including the elastic, this video also has a link to full instructions.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N286BIBENQk&feature=youtu.be

Debbie Shore Offers eBook ‘Half Yard Gifts’

Sewing guru Debbie Shore has provided the latest in her “Half Yard” book series. With 22 projects to make and give, each using a half yard or less of material, these projects range from pincushions, bags and paperweights to aprons, kneeling pads and tool belts. Advice is given for customizing the projects.

For more information, visit https://www.amazon.com/Half-Yard-Gifts-Debbie-Shore-ebook/dp/B013JXFB8A/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492274962&sr=8-3&keywords=sewing+projects+book

We All Sew Offers Dad’s Zippered Travel Pouch Project For Father’s Day

Melissa at We All Sew has posted a Zippered Travel Pouch project for Father’s Day. It is lined and made of duck cloth with leather accents. Add an embroidered monogram to make it even more special.

For more information, visit http://weallsew.com/how-to-make-a-zippered-travel-pouch-for-dad/

Worldwide Embroidery Traditions Exhibit Announced In San Francisco

The de Young Museum in San Francisco has announced an exhibit “Beyond The Surface: Worldwide Embroidery Traditions.” Running until August 31, 2017, this display presents a selection of embroidered costumes and accessories from around the world, exploring craftsmanship and cultural connotations.

For more information, visit https://deyoung.famsf.org/beyond-surface-worldwide-embroidery-traditions

Martha Stewart Offer Kids’ Towel Tote Project

Martha Stewart offers a project to make a Kids’ Towel Tote, which doubles as a beach towel with storage pockets. You choose the towel size, and you’ll need cotton bias tape and 3 yards (or 94 inches) of 1-inch-wide webbing straps.

For more information, visit http://www.marthastewart.com/265327/kid-towel-tote

Sew Sarah Smith Announces 2017 Summer Challenge

Sarah Smith has announced its summer challenge for 2017, #sewtogetherforsummer, the Summer of the Shirtdress. Open to sewers at all levels; anyone who makes a shirtdress between March 15th and June 21st 2017 and posts it on Instagram with hashtag #sewtogetherforsummer will be eligible. Sixteen winners will be selected at random to receive a gift from one of the sponsors.

HTC Fusi-Form Lightweight 1140-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html , is a fusible non-woven interfacing that is made for sewing light and medium-weight knits and woven fabrics and can be machine washed and dried, making it perfect for collars and facings on a project like this.

For more information, visit https://sewsarahsmith.wordpress.com/2017/03/15/sewtogetherforsummer-2017-its-the-summer-of-the-shirtdress/

The Sewing Directory Offers Applique Cushion Project

Karen Robinson has created an Applique Cushion project for The Sewing Directory. This project starts with a full list of supplies and provides illustrated steps to walk you through the process of making this cushion.

HTC Tearaway, 3190-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid35.html , is a stabilizer made of rayon and polyester, which is ideal for stable fabrics and can be machine washed and dry-cleaned, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/applique-cushion-project/