Craftsy Offers Sew Like A Designer: Fashion Details Class


Craftsy is offering the class “Sew Like A Designer: Fashion Details,” led by Jacque Goldsmith. Over a course of eight classes, Goldsmith teaches you how and where to add sophisticated techniques and inspired details.

Add a chic touch to a blouse or skirt with a peekaboo slot seam, use mesh inset seams for fashion-forward effects, make design lines pop with piping or a welt, and many more design options to customize your sewing.

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Nancy Ziemann Shows How To Sew An Easy Christmas Tree Skirt


Nancy Ziemann of Sewing With Nancy has provided a quick-and-easy patchwork Christmas Tree Skirt project.  It is made using the Trace ‘N’ Create Quilt Template from the Dresden collection. You create a 40-inch Dresden plate minus two wedges. Add a felt backing and binding ties and you’re done.

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Mia Fuhrer Offers Upcycle Your Wardrobe Book


Mia Fuhrer is offering the book “Upcycle Your Wardrobe: 21 Sewing Projects For Unique, New Fashions.” It shows how to reuse, recycle, and repurpose the clothing you love and creating new, one-of-a-kind garments. There are descriptive photo instructions to make it easy to follow the process step by step. The 21 inspiring projects in this book can be sewn quickly, even by beginners.

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Advanced Embroidery Designs Offers Christmas Bell Table Topper Project


Advanced Embroidery Designs offes its Christmas Bell Table Topper Project. A downloadable template is provided as well as a list of materials and illustrated instructions. The finished size of the table topper is about 21 1/2 ” x 23 1/2″ (54 cm x 60 cm).

HTC Retail’s Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-1, , is a versatile fusible interfacing that is ideal for underlinings and can be machine washed and tumble-dried, making it perfect for a project like this.

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Rose Smith Video Shows How To Make A Hanging Christmas Card Display


Rose Smith has provided a video showing how to make a festive hanging Christmas card holder. You can make it any length you like, and it’s a great way to make use of leftover Christmas fabric from past seasons.

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Vermont Quilt Festival Announces Quilt Contest In June


The Vermont Quilt Festival has announced its 2017 quilt contest. Entries will be limited to the first 40 entries for miniature/small quilts; the first 180 entries for larger/wall quilts and the first 36 youth quilt entries postmarked between February 1 and February 6, 2017. Awards will be given in six categories. The contest winners will be announced at a ceremony on June 23, 2017.

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Repairing Damaged Needlework


Damaged needlework need not be assigned to the garbage. If the piece is significant then you can salvage it using any number of HTC interfacings. Several of the fusible interfacings act as a foundation layer that keeps the piece from fraying further or being pulled out of shape. This can extend the life of the piece for many years. For this demonstration we will stabilize a small square doily that has been ‘dog-chewed’.

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Jennifer Jangles Shows How To Make A Thanksgiving Turkey Potholder


The Jennifer Jangles blog has a great project for Thanksgiving, either for yourself or as a gift.  This embroidered turkey potholder project includes a downloadable printed pattern and a full list of materials required.

HTC Retail’s Fusible Fleece, 9720-1,, is great for projects that require batting and can be washed, run through a dryer or dry-cleaned, making it perfect for a project like this.

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Phoenix Quilt, Craft And Sewing Festival Announced In January


The Quilt, Craft and Sewing Festival in Phoenix has been announced for January 26-28, 2017.  This show will offer a wide variety of exhibits from quilting, craft, sewing and needle-art companies. There will be free seminars and workshops and door prizes daily.

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HTC Retail Offers Cloud Cover Stitch


Cover up those itchy, scratchy feeling stitches with Cloud Cover Stitch, offered by HTC Retail, which is specifically designed to be used on the backside of embroidered designs.

Cloud Cover Stitch is a lightweight fusible material that is designed to be used in conjunction with a stabilizer when embroidering. It’s ideal for use on a wide range of delicate fabrics such as silk, satin, lame, and chamois to give the fabric more body while not altering its appearance or drape. It also prevents unraveling and shredding so your embroidered design holds up better to everyday wear and tear.

Use Cloud Cover Stitch for baby clothes, golf shirts, or any type of women’s fashion wear. It has a unique multidirectional stretch, and it bonds at a moderate temperature so you do not have to worry about scorching or burning of delicate fabrics.

Cloud Cover Stitch is offered in white and black in 20-inch x 25 yard rolls.

HTC Retail Division is a full line supplier of materials for stabilizing embroidery, interlinings for sewing, and a variety of craft materials. It sells through a national network of home sewing and embroidery dealers.

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