It’s Sew Easy Provides Fish Beach Bag Video

Caroline Critchfield had produced a video showing how to make a fish-shaped mesh beach bag. This project is great for use at the beach, because it allows sand to fall out, and also doubles as a laundry bag. Caroline shows all the steps required, discussing options along the way.

HTC Trans-Web,4000-7, , is a fusible interfacing that is machine washable and dry-cleanable, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit

Hatch By Wilcom Offers Embroidered Back-To-School Laundry Bag Project

Hatch by Wilcom has provided an embroidered Back-to-School laundry bag project targeted at the college students in your life. Several embroidery design options are provided that may be downloaded for this beginner-level project.

HTC Fun-Dation, 3250-1, , is a translucent stabilizer designed for machine applique and embroidery, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit

Madeira USA Offers Tips On Comparing Embroidery Thread

Alice Wolf of Madeira USA has written a tip on how to compare rayon and polyester embroidery thread. The inherent differences between the two types of embroidery thread are shown, allowing embroiderers to make the best choice depending on their project.

For more information, visit

Mom Endeavors Offers Padded Camera Bag Insert Project

Summer brings vacations and lots of chances to pull out the camera and take lots of photos.  Sara at Mom Endeavors has provided a padded camera bag insert project, allowing you to use a favorite bag to carry your favorite camera safely.  This project is designed to be modified to meet the needs of your own choices of bag and camera.

For more information, visit

Digitizing Made Easy Announces Digitizers Dream Contest

John Deer at Digitizing Made Easy has announced the Digitizers Dream Contest. It’s intended for home embroiderers who have personally digitized an original design. Entries must be submitted by September 24, 2017.

For more information, visit

Sewaholic Provides Bleuet Dress Sewing Tutorial

Tasia at Sewaholic has provided a tutorial on making a Bleuet dress. Learn what fabrics are appropriate for the dress and how to customize it in this informative blog.

HTC Fusi-Form LightWeight, 1140-1, , is a fusible interfacing designed for lightweight knot or woven fabrics and is machine washable and dry cleanable, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit

Wellington, New Zealand Craft And Quilt Fair Announced For August 31

The Craft And Quilt Fair will be held in Wellington, New Zealand, August 31-September 2 2017. It will feature demonstrations, exhibitors, seminars and hands-on learning workshops as well as a fabulous collection of quilts and textile arts.

For more information, visit

Martha Stewart Offers Kite-Making Project

Martha Stewart has provided a project to make your own kite. It has complete materials and instructions, and features a simple alternative to applique. This project is easily customized to feature your own design.

For more information, visit

Sew Great Tours Announces Houston International Quilt Festival Tour In October

Sew Great Tours has announced that they are leading a tour culminating in the Houston Fall International Quilt Festival, lasting from October 30-November 5. Starting in Des Moines, Iowa October 30, with quilting stops in Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas on the road to Houston, two full days will be spent at the quilt festival. Tours of Southfork Ranch and Galveston are included in the itinerary.

For more information, visit

Acro Washable Nonfusible Hair Canvas Offers Firm Control

Enhance the professional look of a suit, jacket, or coat with Acro, #87007, a woven hair canvas interfacing suitable for garment construction where crisp detail or firm control is desired. Offered by HTC Retail, this sew-in product is made of 54% polyester/ 27% hair/ 12% cotton/ 7% wool and comes in a natural color.

It can be washed or dry-cleaned and can be used with medium to heavyweight fabrics. It is ideal as a sew-in interfacing for the front of a men’s suit jacket or other fine tailored garment that requires a firm hold. It is not suggested for use with triacetate, seersucker, lace, or rainwear.

Seams can bulk up quickly with reinforced layers and the sew-in version allows you to trim from seam allowances as you go. It comes in a 23-inch width on a 25-yard bolt.

For more information, visit or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; email: