Better Homes And Gardens Shows How To Make A Fall Leaf Applique Blanket

fall applique

Better Homes And Gardens has provided a project to make a Fall Leaf Applique blanket. Providing a full list of materials and step-by-step instructions, this project will make a colorful accent for your fall activities.

HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, is an ideal choice for this application. It is a fusible interfacing that allows you to trace the shape you want for your appliqué, lay it over the fabric, and cut both layers, then iron the interfacing to your fabric.

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Sew Many Places Leading Tour To Tokyo International Great Quilt Festival

itchikukubotaSew Many Places is leading a tour of crafts, arts and quilting in Japan Jan. 19 – 29, 2016. This tour will visit fabric shops, textile workshops, shrines, temples, and the Tokyo International Great Quilt festival. This tour will be led by Beth Hayes and Jim West.

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Book By Karen Morris Teaches Sewing Lingerie

lingerie book

Karen Morris has written a book that shows how to sew lingerie. “Sewing Lingerie That Fits: Stylish Underwear, Sleepwear and Loungewear for Everyday Living” shows how to create a wardrobe of comfortable and attractive undergarments. This book includes complete instructions on fitting; as well as essential information on fabric selection, special notions, and construction details.

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Nancy Zieman Shows How To Sew A Handbag


Nancy Zieman of the TV show Sewing With Nancy has provided a video on sewing custom handbags. “Nancy’s Favorite Handbag Sewing Techniques Part One” shows how to create fashion-forward handbags by making easy changes to any bag pattern. With functional changes, accents and more, handbag techniques make personalized bags with designer appeal.

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Hennepin Gallery Displays Exhibit “35 Years and Still Sewing Strong”

Sewing Exhibit

The Hennepin Gallery, located in the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis and in conjunction with the local American Sewing Guild chapter, is offering a sewing exhibit called “35 Years and Still Sewing Strong.” This exhibit shows how sewing has changed over the past 60 years, covering equipment, fashions and techniques as they have evolved.

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I Am Momma Hear Me Roar Blog Shows How To Upcycle A T-Shirt To A Child’s Dress

upcycled t-shirt dress

Cheri at “I Am Momma Hear Me Roar” blog shows how to repurpose a man’s T-shirt into a girl’s dress. Included is a materials list and step-by-step instructions with pictures. Give those old T-shirts a new life!

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JoAnn Offers Online Machine Embroidery Class

Joann Class

JoAnn is offering an online machine embroidery class, “20 Things Every Machine Embroiderer Should Know.” This online video class, led by Lindee Goodall, will discuss the right way to hoop any design and give you pointers for choosing the right stabilizer, needles and thread for your projects.

Goodall will show you measures to take to avoid mistakes before they happen and how to fix those that already have. You will discover finishing techniques that will add polish to any product, tips for picking the right fabric and why thinking like a digitizer can go a long way.

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