Just Crafty Enough Provides Upcycled Denim Armrest Bag Project


Kat at Just Crafty Enough shows how to convert a worn-out pair of denim jeans into an armrest bag. Step-by-step instructions and necessary supplies list are provided. This project is suitable for beginners to experts.

For more information: http://www.justcraftyenough.com/2012/07/iron-craft-challenge-14-denim-armrest-project-bag/


Sewing And Stitchery Expo Announces 2015 Show from February 26 – March 1.

Sewing Expo

The Sewing and Stitchery Expo, the largest consumer sewing show in America, has announced the 2015 show will be from February 26 to March 1 at the Washington State Fair in Puyallup, Washington. The show will have 100 seminars daily, hands-on workshops, six free style shows daily, and 400+ booths exhibiting the latest fabrics, tools, and supplies. Daily hands-on classes will allow participants to learn a new technique and leave with a finished project.

For more information: http://www.sewexpo.com/

My First Sewing Machine Book Teaches Children How To Sew

My First Sewing Machine Book

Alison McNicol’s book “My First Sewing Machine” from her Learn To Sew: Kids series teaches children all they need to know to begin using a sewing machine. Children can quickly learn to use and thread their machine, measure and use fabrics, and make any of six projects. Patterns and templates are included.

For more information: http://r.search.yahoo.com/_ylt=A0LEV0ZhWgtUDPkAR2tXNyoA;_ylu=X3oDMTE0M2o4ZnVpBHNlYwNzcgRwb3MDMTAEY29sbwNiZjEEdnRpZANWSVA0NDNfMQ–/RV=2/RE=1410058978/RO=10/RU=http%3a%2f%2fwww.amazon.com%2fMy-First-Sewing-Machine-Book%2fdp%2f1453858687/RK=0/RS=76NbL6.w9VcIki3KAF1WHlXUY8w-

All Free Sewing Provides Video Tutorial For Tablecloth Smock Project

Tablecloth Smock

Marzipan and All Free Sewing provides a video tutorial on upcycling an old plastic tablecloth into a fine arts smock. Complete with a pocket and slots for supplies, this project is easy and fast and no pattern is needed.

For more information: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2IRMgECCO-g&list=PL075960ECB67F8C65&index=50

Quilt Alliance Sponsors 2015 Contest

Quilt Alliance 2015 Contest

The Quilt Alliance has announced its 2015 contest with the theme “Animals We Love.” All styles and techniques of quilting are welcome. The grand prize is a Sweet Sixteen sit-down long-arm machine package from Handi Quilter. Online entries run from January 1 – May 1, 2015.

For more information: Visit http://quiltalliancecontest.org/ for more information about the contest and joining.

Theresa Romeo Shows How To Make A Harvest Table Runner

Harvest Table Runner

Theresa Romeo at sewing.org has provided all you need to make a festive Harvest Table Runner. Complete pattern, materials list and, step-by-step instructions are provided to help you create this project for your Thanksgiving table or as a hostess gift.

For more information: http://www.sewing.org/files/project/harvest_table_runner_cranston.pdf



Sewing & Craft Alliance Offers Trained Sewing Instructor Classes


Learn to become a trained sewing instructor in a class offered by the Sewing & Craft Alliance. The intensive three-day course gives a solid background of business information and provides business training to sewing enthusiasts on becoming a full or part- time sewing instructor.  Classes are available Oct 23-25          in Dallas, TX and Nov 13-15 in Raleigh, NC.

For registration information, visit: http://www.trainedsewinginstructor.com/index.html


Sharon Holland Designs Offers Hot or Cold Relax Pack Project


Sharon Holland offers a free download with materials and instructions to make this handy relax pack. Heat it up in the microwave or chill it down in the freezer. This project is fast and easy and can make a great gift.

For more information, go to http://www.sharonhollanddesigns.com/relax-pack

Create A Soft, Cuddly Dinosaur With HTC’s Fusi-Knit Polyester Interfacing

Top Photo HTC Fusi-Knit Dinosaur Project (2)

This month’s free project on www.htc-retail.com is a toy dinosaur. This 25” dinosaur is cuddly, and yet sturdy enough to stand alone. For step by step photos and instructions go to http://www.htc-retail.com/cmspage.php?page_id=41 .

Couture Dressmaking Techniques Class Teaches Fundamentals


Learn couture dressmaking fundamentals with School of Sewing founder Alison Smith. Harness couture dressmaking techniques to create special-occasion attire and everyday garments. Learn how to underline bodices, stabilize neck edges and shoulder seams, do couture boning techniques and more.

 For more information see http://www.craftsy.com/class/couture-dressmaking-techniques/3988?_ct=sbqii-sqjuweho-qbb&_ctp=3988,11