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.
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, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid1.html is an ideal choice for this application. It is a medium-weight fusible interfacing in soft cotton that bonds without stitching.
For more information, visit http://www.sewmamasew.com/2015/06/rosabelle-hat-free-pattern-tutorial-from-elsewhen/
Embroidery.com 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, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid32.html, is an ideal choice for this application. It is a water soluble stabilizer that is ideal for embroidery.
For more information, visit http://www.embroidery.com/help.ec?docid=2029&div=Step
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.
For more information, visit http://quiltcraftsew.com/albuquerque.html
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.
For more information, visit http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00IR2J28E/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?ie=UTF8&btkr=1
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, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid23.html is an ideal choice for this application. It is a fusible interfacing suitable for medium and heavyweight fabrics.
For more information, visit http://7layerstudio.typepad.com/7_layer_studio/2010/07/mini-wallet-tutorial.html
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 http://www.htc-retail.com/cmspage.php?page_id=52