Martha Stewart Shows How To Make A Colorful Fabric Clutch

clutch

Robin Grawunder and Martha Stewart have provided a project to make a fabric clutch.  It includes a full list of materials and step-by-step instructions, as well as a video.

HTC Retail’s Form-Flex All Purpose, 1010-2, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid2.html , is durable press fusible woven for firm support and stability.

For more information, visit http://www.marthastewart.com/269495/fabric-clutch

Craftsy Offers Project Upcycle Class

Upcycle

Betz White, childrenswear designer and best-selling author, and Craftsy are providing a class entitled “Project Upcycle – Thrifty Sewing Projects.”

Betz teaches you about repurposing and being thrifty at the same time.  It includes where and what to look for, and how to recycle vintage clothes and inexpensive materials and convert them into one-of-a-kind designs.

For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com/class/Project-Upcycle-Thrifty-Sewing-Projects/36

Man Sewing Video Shows How To Sew A Teepee

teepee

Man Sewing with Rob Appell has provided a video showing how to sew a teepee.  Providing full step-by-step instructions, and some useful tips to make the project easier, there is also a link to sources of materials for the project.

For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plLQ3-UHwPM&feature=youtu.be

Martingale Offers Sewing Pottery By Machine Book

Sewing Pottery

Martingale is offering a book written by Barbara Warholic called “Sewing Pottery By Machine.” It starts with the simple technique of wrapping fabric strips around cording to make coiled pots.  Then you can take your skills to the next level and make traditional pottery shapes: vases, urns, jugs, and more.  Seven projects are provided to help you put your fabric stash to good use and make something different.

For more information, visit http://www.shopmartingale.com/sewing-pottery-by-machine.html

Creative Machine Embroidery Offers Cutwork Shirt Embroidery Project

Cut Above Embroidery

Shannon Dennis and Creative Machine Embroidery have provided a project to add cutwork embroidery to a button-down shirt.  There is a shopping list and a set of directions…

HTC Retail’s Tear-Away, 3190-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid35.html , is a premium-grade 1.5 oz. tearaway stabilizer that is multidirectionally stable for the ultimate in embroidery support. It works well for this type of project.

For more information, visit http://www.cmemag.com/content_downloads/CME0908cutwork.pdf

Portland’s Northwest Quilting Expo Announces Quilting Contest In September

Quilt Contest

Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland, Oregon has announced its 2016 Quilting Contest in September.  It offers multiple awards, including a $2,000 Best in Show award sponsored by Moda Fabrics. There are 12 categories, including one for quilters under age 16. Entries must be received by August 10.

For more information, visit https://www.nwquiltingexpo.com/enter-your-quilt.htm

How to Add Shape And Body To A Blouse Collar With HTC Sof-Knit

1. HTC Sof-Knit Blouse Project Top Photo

Sof-Knit is an all-bias stretch, fusible interfacing that can be used to combine the two steps of interfacing and lining in one step for appropriate fabrics. If you’ve ever wanted to skip the lining step, while adding shape, body, and retaining drapability and a touch of opacity, Sof-Knit might be the perfect interfacing for the job. Check out this tutorial at http://www.htc-retail.com/cmspage.php?page_id=53.

Make It Handmade Offers Foldover Tote Project

foldover tote

Palak at Make It Handmade has provided a project to make a foldover tote bag. This is a great bag for anyone needing to carry baby items, child belongings, or just a large amount of stuff on a daily basis. A full list of materials is provided, as well as step-by-step instructions with lots of pictures.

For more information, visit http://www.makeithandmade.com/2013/10/foldover-tote.html#

Victoria C. Frank Offers Tour Of Portugal Textile Traditions In November

Portugal Tour

Victoria C. Frank is offering  a tour “The Textile Traditions of Portugal,” scheduled for November 10-16, 2016. This event will feature visits to the Decorative Arts Museum, with a choice of classes at the associated school, the Tile Museum, where you will be able to paint your own tile, a visit to Queluz palace, several noted historic sites, as well as a visit to the village of Arraiolos to meet the artists.

For more information, visit http://www.vcfinc.com/portugal.html

Sof-Knit Fusible Interfacing Has All-Bias Stretch

HTC Sof-Knit

HTC Retail is offering Sof-Knit, 1725-1, a fusible knit interfacing available in 30” x 25-yard bolts in black and white. It is 100% polyester.

Sof-Knit features all-bias stretch for soft flexible support of all weights of knits, wovens and other stretch fabrics without interfering with the drape or pull. It stabilizes fabric enough to make buttonholes and can be machine washed after fusing to fabric.

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid10.html or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: e-mail: info@htc-retail.com.