Embroidery Designs Provides Embroidered Summer Child’s Outfit Project

Summer Outfit

Embroidery Designs’ website has provided a project to make an embroidered child’s summer outfit. Starting with a child’s onesie or a tee shirt, this project shows how to turn it into a summer dress. Step-by-step instructions and a materials list are provided. The embroidery designs are linked for free download.

HTC Retail’s RinseAway, 3170-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid33.html , is an ideal choice for embroidering on light cottons and linens. It is a water-soluble tear away stabilizer that dissolves in the first wash.

For more information, visit http://www.embroiderydesigns.com/emb_learning/project/1121/summer-childs-outfit.aspx

The Fashion Class Provides Sewing Classes For Children

Fashion Class

The Fashion Class is offering sewing and fashion design oriented classes for children from ages 6 to 18. Sewing classes are offered in the fall (Sept – Dec), winter (Jan – March), and spring (April – June). All supplies are included, and students take projects home. Classes are offered in Manhattan, Long Island and Brooklyn.

For more information, visit http://thefashionclass.com/classes/overview/

How Joyful Provides Upcycled Summer Dress Tutorial


Joy at How Joyful has provided a tutorial on how to upcycle a large men’s shirt to a cute summer dress. There are step-by-step instructions with plenty of pictures.

For more information, visit http://www.howjoyful.com/2010/08/joyful-upcycled-summer-dress-tutorial/


American Sewing Expo Announced For September


The American Sewing Expo will be held September 23-25, 2016 in Novi, Michigan. The show features classes, demonstrations, fashion shows, live competitions and contests and has a large number of vendors.

For more information, visit http://www.americansewingexpo.com/

Wellness Mama Shows How To Make Plastic-Free Produce Bags


Wellness Mama has provided a tutorial on making your own produce bags from materials other than plastic. Options are discussed, and a full list of materials is provided. Step-by-step instructions with plenty of pictures show you all you need to know.

For more information, visit http://wellnessmama.com/119222/make-produce-bags/

Georgia National Fair Announces Home Arts Competition October 2016

Georgia Fair

The Georgia National Fair has announced its Home Arts Competition for October 6-16, 2016. Categories include needlework, sewing, and quilts, for different age ranges. Entry deadline is September, 2016.

For more information, visit http://georgianationalfair.com/home-arts-fine-arts/


Embroidery Library Offers Embroidering On Denim Video

denim embroidery video

Deb at Embroidery Library has provided a video on how to embroider on denim. She discusses the difficulty in embroidering a stretchy fabric like denim, and how to use cutaway stabilizer to avoid this, as well as different techniques for enhancing the embroidery. The embroidery design used is available for download.

HTC Retail’s Cut-Away Backing, 9250-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid46.html , is an ideal choice for denim embroidery. It is a nonwoven backing stabilizer intended for stability and support that is ideal for machine embroidery.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XXYc2-6_mE&feature=youtu.be