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

All People Quilt Shows How To Make A Snack Mat For Santa

snack mat

Amy Sinibaldi at All People Quilt has provided a project showing how to make a snack mat for Santa’s visit on Christmas night. With a full list of materials and a downloadable file of pattern pieces, this project, which uses fusible webbing, will give you a convenient place to leave Santa’s snack.

HTC Retail’s Stitch Witchery, 3000-28, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid21.html is an ideal choice for this application. It is a fusible web material designed permanently bond two layers of fabric without sewing.

For more information, visit http://www.allpeoplequilt.com/holiday-quilts/christmas/snack-santa

HTC Offers Flexi-Firm 9290 Ultrafirm Stabilizer

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HTC Flexi-Firm 9290 extra-firm stabilizer expands fabric choices for diverse decorating and crafting projects and accessories by making it easy to add flexible support. A nonwoven sew-in, the dense, heavyweight stabilizer provides structure, while allowing for sharp, crisp edges and rounded curves with body and maintaining fabric draping.

Flexi-Firm has a lightly textured, even consistency and slightly spongy feel. It is easy to mark, can be cut in any direction, sews smoothly without pulling, does not stretch or tear and can be layered. It also can be steam pressed to shape without flattening or distortion.

Made of 100 percent polyester in the United States, Flexi-Firm can be machine washed and tumble dried or dry-cleaned. It is available in white from HTC Retail in a 28-inch width and 15-yard length. To learn more, go to http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid49.html.

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: email: info@htc-retail.com.

Activity Village Offers Christmas Elf Hat Project For Children


Activity Village website has provided a sewing craft project for children – a Christmas elf hat. This quick and easy project has full instructions with pictures. Most of the project can be made with sewing glue for younger children.

For more information, visit http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/elf-hat-craft