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Introduction to Smocking and Smocking Techniques
Smocking is a beautiful technique for manipulating and embellishing fabric that has been used for centuries. In this article I talk a little about the history behind smocking and introduce the smocking variations.
Working With Sheer Fabrics
Sheer fabrics are beautiful to look at and add elegance to your look. Because they are see-through, they require some special treatment when being sewn so that seam show-through is minimized.
Tips for Sewing Sheer Fabrics
Sheer fabrics are those that are classified by the fact that they are see-through or transparent. Used in both home decor and apparel, sheer fabrics can add a special look to your projects. Learn more about sheer fabrics and some tips for seaming them in this article.
More Essential Sewing Tools and Notions
There are a number of sewing tools and sewing notions that are essential to have in your sewing inventory in addition to a sewing machine. Some items are more necessary while others just make sewing a bit easier (and quicker) - page two.
Essential Sewing Tools and Notions
There are a number of sewing tools and sewing notions that are essential to have in your sewing inventory in addition to a sewing machine. Some items are more necessary while others just make sewing a bit easier (and quicker). What tools do you consider to be essential?
Putting the Mended Heart Blocks Together
Finishing instructions for the free pattern and tutorial for the Mended Heart Quilt Block.
Free Mended Hearts Quilt Block Tutorial
Decorate your home with hearts for Valentine's Day with this free pattern and tutorial for the Mended Heart Quilt Block.
Haute Couture - The Art of Sewing
In its earliest beginnings, clothing was purely functional as a way of keeping warm and protected from the elements. Over time, clothing has grown beyond that original function to also become a way of expressing one's personal style. This clearly evidenced in the rise of haute couture.
How to Alter Pants
If you find a pair of pants that fit perfect in one spot, but not another, don't think that you have to put them them back on the rack. Some pant alterations are easy to do and can make all the difference in the world.
Sewing A Basic Pot Holder
Cutting and assembly instructions for the free potholder pattern and tutorial.
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