The Spruce Offers Bunny Pillow Pet Project

The Spruce website has provided a project to make a stuffed bunny pillow pet. Starting with a travel pillow and your choice of fabrics, including soft fluffy fabrics or fake furs, a free pattern is provided for you to print and use.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Form-Flex All Purpose, 1010-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid1.html . It is a medium-weight fusible interfacing that is great for firm support and stability.

For more information, visit https://www.thespruce.com/stuffed-bunny-toy-pillow-pattern-2978394

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Made By Rae Offers Dragon Slippers Tutorial

Rae at Made By Rae blog has provided a tutorial on making dragon slippers. Great for cold days and wooden floors, this easy tutorial is based around a pattern derived from the intended recipient’s feet, letting you make this in any size needed. Completely customizable, this is a fun project for kids of all ages.

For more information, visit https://www.made-by-rae.com/2011/02/tutorial-by-rae-dragon-slippers/

Super Soft Easy Stitch Stabilizer Is Ideal for Childrenswear

When embroidering on apparel for infants and children, you need a stabilizer that will be soft and comfortable against their skin. HTC Retail offers Easy Stitch for just this purpose. It’s made of super soft 100% polypropylene and ensures that the wearer will never know it’s there. Because it is manufactured without formaldehyde, it is safe for children and better for the environment. It also is inherently fire retardant.

Easy Stitch is washable and dry-cleanable once the excess is torn away. Excess material may melt in the dryer or in the dry-cleaning process. It comes in a 1.8-ounce weight and will support low stitch counts on any type of children’s wear fabrics such as jersey, interlock, 100% cotton or cotton/polyester blends. It comes in a 24-inch width by 40-yard bolt.

For more information, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; fax: (678) 510 0349: email: info@htc-retail.com.

Shwin and Shwin Offers Child’s Monster Sweater Upcycle Project

Shauna at Shwin and Shwin has provided a project to rework an adult sweater for a child. Shauna walks you through the process of developing a pattern and then applying that to an existing sweater. She even adds an embroidered monster for decoration.

For more information, visit https://shwinandshwin.com/2011/01/monster-sweater.html

Mushroom Villagers Offers Child’s Cap Tutorial

Irene of Mushroom Villagers blog has provided a tutorial to make an Eddie Cap for children. Suitable for children 4-6 years old, Irene offers tips to help adjust the size of the cap for smaller or larger heads.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Veri-Shape, 2030OK-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid29.html . It is a durable sew-in interfacing/underlining that offers firm support.

For more information, visit https://mushroomvillagers.wordpress.com/the-eddie-cap-tutorial/

Sewing Rabbit Shares Upcycling Old Sweater To Kid’s Cardigan

Jess Abbot at “Sewing Rabbit” has posted a tutorial on upcycling an old sweater to a kid’s cardigan. It’s a great way to get new life out of an adult garment that has shrunk or no longer fits. The design features a boxy, kimono shape for added comfort.

For more information, visit http://mesewcrazy.com/2013/09/falling-leaves-cardigan-upcycle.html

The Stitching Scientist Offers Free Brooklyn Empire Dress Project

Remona at the “Stitching Scientist” is offering a free dress pattern and tutorial for a Brooklyn Empire Dress. The project comes with an optional pocket pattern, which adds a nice girly touch. It is super easy to create and can be done in any size. The dress is completely lined, which makes it warmer for colder weather.

HTC Fusi-Knit, 1300-1,  http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid7.html , is a fusible underlining, lightweight with lengthwise stability and crosswise stretch, with soft support and no excess stretching, that is machine washable, making it perfect for a project like this.

For more information, visit http://thestitchingscientist.com/2014/10/free-pattern-the-brooklyn-empire-dress.html