Emma Jeffrey of Fiskars has provided a tutorial for making a unique custom hoodie based on a sweatshirt design. There is a materials list and step-by-step instruction with plenty of photographs.
Craftsy is offering a class in custom-fit slipcovers for couches and sofas. This class, taught by professional upholsterer Kim Chagnon, will teach you how to make a cover that will last for years, and can give your furniture a custom look.
Joseph Schneider Haus of Kitchener, Ontario, has announced the theme for its 2016 Quilt Block Contest “Clearly Canadian.” The contest calls for original or traditional designs that incorporate a Canadian symbol. Entries must be received by April 14, 2016.
For more information, visit http://josephschneiderhaus.com/media/10731/jsh_quilt_block_contest_2016_flyer.pdf
Freehand Machine Embroidery by Carol Shinn explores the possibilities of freehand machine embroidery for quilting and fiber art. Basic methods and stitches for each technique are provided, including step-by-step photos and illustrations. This manual moves beyond the basics to using color and texture creatively.
For more information, visit http://www.amazon.com/Freestyle-Machine-Embroidery-Carol-Shinn/dp/1596680423?tag=textileaorg0a-20
Amy at Fashion Toppings has provided a video showing how to refashion a thrift store skirt into a custom shirt. Showing all the steps to repurpose the skirt into a shirt with sleeves, and discussing possible issues, Amy will inspire you to create your own version.
For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHtYeVcpXxQ
The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has been announced for February 25 – 28, 2016 in Puyallup, Washington. Featuring seminars by nationally known teachers, style shows, and more than 400 booths; this expo will have something for every sewer and quilter.
For more information, visit https://www.sewexpo.com/index.htm