Emma Jeffrey Of Fiskars Provides Hoodie Tutorial

Hoodie Tutorial

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.

For more information, visit http://www2.fiskars.com/Ideas-and-How-Tos/Crafting-and-Sewing/Garment-Making/New-Years-Sewing-Resolution-May-Hoodie

Craftsy Offers Class On Custom-Fit Slipcovers

Slipcover class

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.

For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com/class/custom-fit-slipcovers-couches-and-sofas/5169?_ct=sbqii-sqjuweho-dum&_ctp=3&rceId=1447621273448~67uqgeju

Joseph Schneider Haus Announces 2016 Quilt Block Contest

Quilt Block Contest

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

Book By Carol Shinn Teaches Freehand Machine Embroidery

Freehand Machine Embroidery

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

Create a Permanent Storage Box with Flexi-Firm

Flexi-Firm Box Project Top Photo(1)

Throw away that disintegrating cardboard box your air mattress came in and sew a new durable container. HTC Retail has posted this new free project at http://www.htc-retail.com/cmspage.php?page_id=50 .

Fashion Toppings Video Shows How To Refashion a Skirt To A Shirt

Skirt To Shirt

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

Sewing & Stitchery Expo Scheduled For February 2016

Sewing & Stitchery Expo

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