Posted on July 27, 2016 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on July 25, 2016 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on July 20, 2016 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on July 18, 2016 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on July 15, 2016 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on July 13, 2016 by debrasaracen
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
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Posted on July 11, 2016 by debrasaracen
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.
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