Posted on October 31, 2016 by debrasaracen
Jeni at CandidMommy has uploaded a video on how to make an applique turkey using children’s handprints. It shows all the steps for this fun project.
HTC Retail’s Tear Away, 3190-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html , is a lightweight fusible interfacing that is ideal for embroidery on a variety of fabrics and can be machine washed and tumble-dried, making it perfect for a project like this.
For more information, visit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8PtURRwMAow
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Posted on October 26, 2016 by debrasaracen
Karen at Sew Many Ways has provided a tutorial on making lined drapes. Because windows are all lengths and widths, you will need to adjust for your windows. If your windows are wider, you will need to sew panels together to get the width you need.
For more information, visit http://sewmanyways.blogspot.com/2012/10/how-to-make-lined-drapespicture-tutorial.html
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Posted on October 24, 2016 by debrasaracen
Barnes & Noble is offering the book “Sewing Lingerie That Fits” by Karen Morris. Noting that it can be difficult to find lingerie especially when you are petite or plus-sized, Morris provides information on appropriate fabrics and patterns, adapting them as needed and finishing. It covers sleepwear, loungewear and underwear along with lots of tips and ideas.
For more information, visit http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/sewing-lingerie-that-fits-karen-morris/1114980247#productInfoTabs
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Posted on October 19, 2016 by debrasaracen
Ellen at The Long Thread blog has provided a quick no-sew applique project. Offering templates for one or two squirrels, instructions and materials are provided so you can add these appliques to T-shirts, aprons or whatever takes your fancy.
HTC Retail’s Trans-Web, 4000-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid39.html , is a versatile fusible interfacing that is ideal for appliques and can be machine washed and tumble-dried, making it perfect for a project like this.
For more information, visit http://thelongthread.com/?p=1214
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Posted on October 17, 2016 by debrasaracen
Nordic Needle has announced its 2017 Hardanger Embroidery Design Contest. Unique and original designs are being sought for this contest, Entries will be judged on beauty, workmanship, technique and originality. A photo of the entry and an entry form must be submitted before March 31, 2017.
For more information, visit http://www.nordicneedle.com/hardanger-contest
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Posted on October 14, 2016 by debrasaracen
Craftsy has provided a class in Heirloom Sewing Essential Techniques taught by Susan Stewart. After learning how to choose the best materials, patterns and lace for a true heirloom look, you will learn classic touches with entredeux, scalloped lace edges, and shaped-lace heart and diamond embellishments. Perfect pintucks, Madeira appliqué and exquisite cathedral lace windows will be shown, plus Susan will share the basic techniques for heirloom pleating and smocking.
For more information, visit http://www.craftsy.com/class/heirloom-sewing-essential-techniques/5309?_ct=sbqii-sqjuweho-dum&_ctp=1&rceId=1472522768851~mbdndnt1
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Posted on October 12, 2016 by debrasaracen
The Sewing & Stitchery Expo has been announced for March 2-5, 2017 in Puyallup, Washington at the Washington State Fair Event Center. This show features a large vendor floor, hands-on classes, free demos, over 100 daily seminars and 6 different free style shows every day.
For more information, visit http://www.sewexpo.com/about-expo.htm
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