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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