PolkaDot Chair Offers Halloween Apron Tutorial

Melissa of the PolkaDot Chair blog has provided a tutorial for making a Halloween-themed apron. You can modify this cute apron design by choosing decorations to suit whatever holiday you wish.

The perfect stabilizer for this project is HTC Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-1, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html. It is a fusible interfacing that has a variety of applications when sewing light- to medium-weight knits, wovens, and loose-weave wovens. It’s also ideal for underlinings and soft tailoring.

For more information, visit http://www.polkadotchair.com/2012/10/a-very-batty-halloween-apron-tutorial.html/

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HTC Cloud Cover Stitch Provides Protection Against Scratchy Stitching

Cloud Cover Stitch (#1890-1), http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?Cloud_Cover_Stitch-pid58.html , is a lightweight fusible material that is designed to be used in conjunction with a stabilizer when embroidering. It’s ideal for covering up those itchy, scratchy feeling stitches on the backside of embroidered designs.

It can be used 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, black and beige in 30-inch x 25 yard and 60-inch x 100 yard rolls.

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

Fuse-A-Shade Makes Custom Blinds Easy!

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. To view on the website, go to http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?fuse-a-shade-pid64.html . For more information, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; email: info@htc-retail.com.

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 http://www.craftfair.com.au/wp/Wellington/highlights/

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 www.htc-retail.com or call (678) 514 0400; (800) 275-4275; email: info@htc-retail.com.

Armo Weft Interfacing Designed For Fine Tailoring

When using an interfacing for a tailored garment, sometimes a softer look is desired. HTC Retail’s Armo Weft, #88001, is perfect for this need. This fusible medium-weight weft insertion interlining is a knit fabric with threads woven through it. It combines the stability of a woven with the drapeability of a knit. It is a softer alternative to hair canvas.

Offered in a 1.6-ounce weight, Armo Weft can be used for fusing the full or partial front of a garment, lapels, pockets, as well as an interlining for leather.  It is made of 60% polyester/40% rayon and comes in a 20-inch wide 25-yard bolt. It can be machine washed or dry-cleaned, and it comes in white and black.

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit www.htc-retail.com or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: email: info@htc-retail.com.