At Second Street Blog Shows How To Make A Valentine Mail Pouch


Kalleen at the At Second Street blog has provided a tutorial on making a Valentine’s Mail Pouch, perfect for children to store their school valentines.

HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, , is a great choice for this project. It is a clear fusible interfacing that can be washed, run through a dryer or dry-cleaned.

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Needlework Tours & Cruises Offers 14-Day Embroidery And Craft Cruise


Needlework Tours & Cruises has announced its Embroidery And Craft Cruise for 2017. This 14-night cruise leaves April 19th from Sidney Australia and ends May 3rd in Singapore.  There are more than 20 talented instructors from Australia and New Zealand providing instruction on topics such as embroidery, knitting, and felting.  Classes will be limited so book early.

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HTC Retail Offers Fusi-Form Lightweight Interfacing For Soft, Controlled Shaping


HTC Retail’s Fusi-Form Lightweight, #1140-1, is a fusible, chemically bonded nonwoven interfacing that has a variety of applications when sewing light- to medium-weight knits, wovens, and loose-weave wovens. It’s also ideal for underlinings and soft tailoring.

This versatile material offers crosswise stretch for soft, controlled shaping. Use it for blouses, dresses, skirts, suits, pocket flaps, button holes, table runners, pillows, wall hangings, and placemats.

It’s made of 90% polyester/10% rayon 30-gram fabric and comes in two colors: white and charcoal. It can be machine washed warm, tumbled dry, and should be removed promptly from the dryer. It comes in a 24-inch width on a 30-yard bolt.

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Craftsy Offers Sew Like A Designer: Fashion Details Class


Craftsy is offering the class “Sew Like A Designer: Fashion Details,” led by Jacque Goldsmith. Over a course of eight classes, Goldsmith teaches you how and where to add sophisticated techniques and inspired details.

Add a chic touch to a blouse or skirt with a peekaboo slot seam, use mesh inset seams for fashion-forward effects, make design lines pop with piping or a welt, and many more design options to customize your sewing.

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Nancy Ziemann Shows How To Sew An Easy Christmas Tree Skirt


Nancy Ziemann of Sewing With Nancy has provided a quick-and-easy patchwork Christmas Tree Skirt project.  It is made using the Trace ‘N’ Create Quilt Template from the Dresden collection. You create a 40-inch Dresden plate minus two wedges. Add a felt backing and binding ties and you’re done.

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Mia Fuhrer Offers Upcycle Your Wardrobe Book


Mia Fuhrer is offering the book “Upcycle Your Wardrobe: 21 Sewing Projects For Unique, New Fashions.” It shows how to reuse, recycle, and repurpose the clothing you love and creating new, one-of-a-kind garments. There are descriptive photo instructions to make it easy to follow the process step by step. The 21 inspiring projects in this book can be sewn quickly, even by beginners.

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Advanced Embroidery Designs Offers Christmas Bell Table Topper Project


Advanced Embroidery Designs offes its Christmas Bell Table Topper Project. A downloadable template is provided as well as a list of materials and illustrated instructions. The finished size of the table topper is about 21 1/2 ” x 23 1/2″ (54 cm x 60 cm).

HTC Retail’s Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-1, , is a versatile fusible interfacing that is ideal for underlinings and can be machine washed and tumble-dried, making it perfect for a project like this.

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