Sewing & Stitchery Expo In Puyallup, Washington Announced For March 2018

Celebrating its 34th year, the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, Wash. has been scheduled for March 1-4, 2018. It featuring more than 100 classes each day, style shows, free learning opportunities, and a charity event. There also are lots of vendors and plenty of activities for anyone interested in sewing and stitchery.

For more information, visit https://sewexpo.com/teachers-vendors/vendors/

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Vicki’s Fabric Creations Offers Folding Fabric Scissor Holder Project

Vicki at Vicki’s Fabric Creations has provided a project to make a folded fabric scissor holder. With the provided pattern and your choice of fabric, you will soon have a three-pocket holder for your special scissors. There also is a version with a rounded top.

For more information, visit http://vickisfabriccreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/folded-fabric-scissor-holder-tutorial.html

Stitching Up Paris Offers Customized Paris Shopping Tours For Sewers

Barbara and Pauline at Stitching Up Paris offer tours of Paris designed for the sewers’ interests. You provide your areas of interest, and they design a customized tour, which includes meeting you at your hotel, and visiting the latest couture shops, embroidery suppliers, heritage haberdashery, and wholesalers in hidden courtyards.

For more information, visit http://www.stitchingupparis.com/

Create Free-Standing Appliques With H20 Gone

Create gorgeous free-standing appliqués that can be used to decorate apparel or create emblems with H20 Gone, a water dissolvable stabilizer from HTC Retail. This versatile material provides a stable nonstretch foundation for stitch-dense designs, but can be completely removed once the sewing is done.

H20 Gone is ideal for embroidering on fleece blankets, handkerchiefs, free-standing lace, napkins, and other similar applications where both sides of the piece are visible.

It also can be used for embroidering on paper, framed embroidery, Aida cloth, and other craft goods. Once a project is complete, all remaining stabilizer pieces are easily removed by soaking the embroidery in warm water.

For stiff lace, simply wet the embroidery, do not rinse. Once wet H20 Gone absorbs into the embroidery and will be stiff after drying.

In most cases, one layer will do the job because H2Gone has a unique construction that makes it stronger than traditional films. This soft, sheer stabilizer leaves no fiber residue. If preferred, it can even be run through the gentle cycle of the washer for removal.

For more information or find the dealer nearest you, visit http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid32.html or call (800) 275-4275; fax: (212) 545-0603: e-mail: info@htc-retail.com.

Virginia Lindsay Offers Book Sewing To Sell

Virginia Lindsay has authored the book “Sewing To Sell.” This book is intended for anyone interested in turning their passion for sewing into a successful home business. Covering topics ranging from finding your personal sewing style, creating a product line, identifying customers, pricing and selling your work to marketing yourself and handling the business and legal side of sewing, Virginia also provides 16 customer-tested projects for you to start making and selling right away.

For more information, visit https://www.amazon.com/Sewing-Sell-Beginners-Starting-Business/dp/1607059037

Nancy Ziemann Offer Three Season Jack Project Video

Nancy Ziemann of Sewing With Nancy has provided a video showing how to make a Three Season Jacket. This project is a great introduction to sewing from a pattern, covering material choice, layout, suggested stitches and tips for more efficient sewing and ways to personalize your creation.

A great stabilizer choice for this project is HTC Fusi-Form Lightweight, 1140-, http://www.htc-retail.com/product-info.php?pid3.html . It is a fusible interfacing suitable for knits and ideal for underlining and soft tailoring

For more information, visit http://www.pbs.org/video/sew-smart-a-three-season-jacket-c8uq8d/

Martha Stewart Offers Wool Cardigan Dog Coat Project

Martha Stewart has provided a project to convert a wool cardigan into a warm dog jacket.  Covering measuring your dog to determine the right size of sweater, marking the sweater for alteration, and adjusting it to your dog, this quick project allows for customized decoration and has an associated video.

For more information, visit https://www.marthastewart.com/264948/wool-cardigan-dog-coat