Are you looking for new inspiration? You may find it thru Indygo Junction’s new how-to library. This site offers several videos and PDFs for viewing and downloading. They include notions, sewing, monogramming and more. These how-tos can be viewed anytime at http://www.indygojunction.com/how-to/.
Eileen Roche, editor, Designs in Machine Embroidery Magazine and her sister Marie Zinno, author, Machine Embroidery, are hosting Babies & Tots, a weekend embroidery event. You will learn new techniques, enjoy team-stitching classes, and take advantage of seminar-only bargains. Pick up secrets to stitching like the pros, using embroidery to transform everyday items, making money with your hobby, and more. Eileen and Marie will cover everything from baby onesies to ladies’ handbags and keep it lively!
The next event is scheduled for April 12.
To register for classes you can visit http://dzgns.com/blog/stitching-sister-events/.
Maiden Jane’s blog offers this creative use of your leftover fat quarters. The simple design and construction allows this project to be completed in about two hours. Backing for this design is your everyday painter’s drop cloth which can be found at most hardware stores. Our crafty blanket designer choose this particular backing because it is machine washable and repels water, making it a perfect choice for the sandy beach. The straps placed at the second square on the top of the blanket allow you to fold and roll for easy transport. Find this pattern and tutorial at
Join Jenny and Simon Haskins for a special webinar hosted by Creative Machine Embroidery. Three webinar dates have been announced: April 7, 2013, 7 p.m. CDT, April 8, 2013, 7 p.m. CDT, April 9, 2013, 7 p.m. CDT. Please submit your questions when registering for the webinar. Jenny will be choosing 10 to answer along with instant prizes and new techniques. Register for a session by visiting http://link.e.newtrackmedia.com/s/ve?eli=b3500189&si=j558290979&cfc=3html.
Urban Threads is a uniquely different kind of company creating embroidery designs with amazing quality and digitizing skills. Partnered with Embroidery Library, Urban Threads doesn’t require you to have extra equipment or sewing skills. Designs can be used for hand and machine embroidery alike.
Urban Threads’ licensing policy allows embroiderers to sell projects made with these designs.
Urban Threads isn’t just a place to find cool new projects and designs. You can share your own ideas and input with Urban Design and other crafty folk! Got a great design idea? Submit a request! Want to share your latest hooping feat or crafty creation? Add it to the gallery! You can even see your own art become a machine embroidered reality by becoming a featured artist at Urban Threads.
Check them out at http://www.urbanthreads.com/categories.aspx?category=EmbroideryDesigns.
You can sew this trendy bag in no time. The Luxe Linen Tote Bag Project by Linda Lee is available now as a free download at http://www.sewnews.com/articles/linen_tote_sewing_pattern?utm_source=SNNL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=SNNL_20130226. This pattern comes with a full supplies list, preparation instructions, construction instructions, and special stitching tips to make for an easy project.
A soft and stable bag batting for this project is Crafter’s Choice 1750-1; a fusible, nonwoven backing for firm support in fabric crafts. This can be found at http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid14.html.
Need a little inspiration or encouragement? Join the Machine Quilting Club to share craft stories and read about others sharing their passions as well. Find out about great deals, advice, techniques, tips, friendship and more. Join them at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Machine-Quilting-Club/293400677407100?sk=timeline#!/pages/Machine-Quilting-Club/293400677407100?sk=info.
There also are opportunities to sign up for online classes thru Craftsy. Check out what is being offered at http://www.craftsy.com/social_classes.