Craftsy Offers Sewing Corsets Technique Class

sewing corsets

Craftsy is offering the class “Sewing Corsets: Essential Techniques” with Alison Smith. Discover how to make a corset structured to flatter the figure. Beginning with selecting patterns, fabrics and structural pieces, to incorporating boning, busks and eyelets, through accurate stitching and joining, and finishing with final binding and decorative trim.

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Sew Mama Sew Offers Cloche Hat Pattern And Tutorial


Wendy Talené has provided Sew Mama Sew with the Rosabelle cloche hat pattern and tutorial. This simple but versatile hat may be made in any size. There is a materials list, step-by-step instructions and pictures. The rosebud trim is optional.

HTC Retail’s Form-Flex All Purpose, 1010-1, is an ideal choice for this application. It is a medium-weight fusible interfacing in soft cotton that bonds without stitching.

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Bear Embroidery is offering a video demonstrating how to embroider a stuffed bear. It shows the steps needed to prepare the bear for embroidery and set it up on your embroidery machine.

HTC Retail’s H2O Gone, 3150-1,, is an ideal choice for this application. It is a water soluble stabilizer that is ideal for embroidery.

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Craft, Quilt & Sewing Expo Holds May Event In Albuquerque


The Craft, Quilt & Sewing Expo has scheduled its Albuquerque, New Mexico, show for May 19–21, 2016. This show will feature exhibitors, free seminars and workshops, and daily door prizes for sewing, quilting, needlearts and crafts.

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Amazon Offers Sewing Bible by May Martin

Sewing Bible

Amazon UK is offering May Martin’s Sewing Bible: 40 Years of Tips and Tricks. The star of the Great British Sewing Bee has distilled 40 years of teaching sewing into this collection of tips and tricks.

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Seven Layer Studios Offers Mini Wallet Set Tutorial

Mini Wallet

Shelley Detton at Seven Layer Studios has provided a tutorial for making a set of mini wallets. This tutorial provides a material list, step-by-step instructions and pictures. These are great projects for leftover material.

HTC Retail’s Fusible Acro, 87008, is an ideal choice for this application. It is a fusible interfacing suitable for medium and heavyweight fabrics.

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Creating A Mandarin Collar With HTC Veri-Shape

c. Veri-Shape Mandarin Collar Top Photo

Mandarin collars need support to make them stand up well. When cut on the straight grain, HTC Veri-Shape prevents collar collapse. This tutorial shows you how to use Veri-Shape with step-by-step photos. Go to

American Sewing Guild Announces Anyone Can Win Contest 2016


The American Sewing Guild (ASG) has announced the 2016 Anyone Can Win sewing contest. This competition is open to all ASG members and junior members, and entrants under 18 with an ASG sponsor. All entries must include a picture of the garment and must be received by July 1, 2016. Prizes include a Janome Skyline 57 sewing machine, a gift pack of premium sewing thread, and shopping sprees at Nancy’s Notions.

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Inspire Announces Quilting Tour Of Iceland July 2016


Inspire Quilting & Sewing announces a quilting tour of Iceland July 16-24, 2016. Led by renowned quilt designer Gudrun Erla Gisladottir, this trip includes excursions around the countryside and visits to Icelandic quilters and quilt stores. Gisladottir also will conduct classes in her workshop.

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HTC Offers Veri-Shape Sew-In Interfacing/Underlining

HTC Veri-Shape 2030-2 Black

If you’re looking for a durable sew-in interfacing/underlining that offers firm support in a variety of garment and craft applications, HTC Retail’s Veri-Shape, #2030-1, fills the bill. This woven press product is suitable for medium cottons, light to midweight suit fabrics, and more.

Uses range from stand-up collars and pocket interfacings to quilt and embroidery backings. It is a great substitute for muslin, and unlike with fusible interfacings, peeling or wrinkling due to fabric incompatibility is not an issue.

Veri-Shape is offered in white and black in 45-inch wide, 36-yard rolls. It is made of 50 percent cotton/50 percent rayon, and it can be machine washed, tumble dried, and pressed with a warm iron or dry-cleaned.

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