Andria Lisle has written a book for children’s sewing projects. “Sewing School: 21 Sewing Projects Kids Will Love To Make” is designed to inspire children 5 and up to learn to sew. Easy to follow instructions and cut-out patterns will quickly have children sewing up pillows, blankets, dolls and more. Sewing School offers plenty of encouragement and helpful tips, and will help little sewers develop their skills.
Stitch Labs of Austin, Texas is offering classes in sewing Doggie Duds. Instruction will be provided for making a reversible dress or a coat with Velcro enclosures. Optional trim, collar or reflective piping can be added, and students may choose the type and style of fabric to use.
For more information, visit http://www.stitchlab.biz/Classes/doggie_duds.html
The Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival has announced a Juried Quilt Competition for its June 15-17, 2017 festival. Multiple categories are available, including Large, Wall and Any Size in hand and machine quilting. Entries must be submitted between March 1 and March 31, 2017.
For more information, visit http://kcrqf.com/
Melissa at PolkaDot Chair has provided an appliquéd Easter Basket liner project. The list of materials and the pictures and instructions will guide you to making your own customized basket liner.
For more information, visit http://www.polkadotchair.com/2015/03/easter-basket-liner-pattern.html/
The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo has announced its Raleigh, N.C. show has been scheduled for July 20-27, 2017. It will feature classes, runway fashion shows and stage presentations, a display gallery featuring the latest from top textile artists, make-it-and-take-it projects and plenty of prizes.This event will have plenty of quilt and sewing fun for everyone.
For more information, visit http://www.sewingexpo.com/Events/Raleigh,NC.aspx
Fuse-A-Shade, #1650-7, is a fun, fast, fusible stabilizer specifically designed to create beautiful custom fabric roller shades. It’s made of 75% polyester/25% rayon and comes in white. Fabric and stabilizer are cut to size and fused together. It fuses with a household iron set at wool for 10-15 seconds.
This nonwoven interfacing also can be used for home accessories and sewing projects such as placemats, table runners, or a variety of window treatments. It can be machine washed and tumbled dry. A pdf. available at www.htc-retail.com offers complete usage instructions and tips to get the best results.
Fuse-A-Shade comes with complete hardware to create your own roller shades.
Embroidery Library has provided a project to make a Perfect Pocket Tote. This sturdy tote has outer pockets and plenty of room for embroidery. Downloadable patterns are provided, along with a list of materials.
HTC Retail’s Tear Away, 3190-7, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid35.html , is a premium grade tearaway stabilizer that is made of rayon and polyester which is ideal for tote bags and can be machine washed and dry-cleaned, making it perfect for a project like this.
For more information, visit http://www.emblibrary.com/EL/ELProjects/Projects.aspx?productid=PR1943