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Add Textural Dimension to Fabric
Fold, twist, pleat, ruffle, ruche, crinkle, applique, embroider, smock, gather, pin tuck and shirr are just some of the various methods for adding interesting depth, ornamentation and texture to fabric.
How to Sew a Men's Shirt - Sewing the Sleeves
Setting a Sleeve in a Men's Shirt. The sleeve seam is identified as meeting at the joint where the arm meets the shoulder. A satisfactory fit and smooth seam is the goal.
Festive Fabric Wreaths
Purchased wreath frames of foam, straw or wire and decorated with fabric trims are easy to create and display. Using bits of leftover fabric and ribbon, trimmed with hand stitched ornaments or folded fabric flowers are charming to make and provide a seasonal or celebratory home decoration.
Book Review - Fun-to-Wear Fabric Flowers
Hand-sewn fabric flowers are easy to make and produce stunning results. Fun-to-Wear Fabric Flowers is a colorful guide to apply individual creativity on how to make your own with a minimum of time, hand sewing, and fabric odds and ends.
Book Review - Sew Easy Bags
Functional, fun, utilitarian, useful, practical, stylish - these terms come to mind when considering a handbag choice. Easy enough though to sew your own using some basic principles.
Book Review - Vogue Sewing, Revised and Updated
Resource sewing book for the novice to advanced sewing enthusiast. Everything for today’s sewer - how to make professional-looking garments that will elevate your creative sewing skills. A benchmark for home sewers’ aspirations.
Forever Essential Sewing Basket
Even today, a fabric covered, handled sewing basket filled with colorful sewing notions and tools evokes a call to our own sewing muse.
September is National Sewing Month
Whether you sew to express personal creativity, for economic necessity, or for charitable contributions, sewing has a long storied tradition. September is officially recognized as National Sewing Month!
Scrappy Fabric Ideas from A to Z
Finding ways to use the inevitable scraps of leftover fabric is as much a joy as finally finishing the larger sewing projects from which scraps are born.
Autumn Sewing Ideas
Nature’s timeless colors of autumn – shades of reds, golds, oranges, browns, and tans nearly invite us to our sewing work-spaces. Now is a great time to add to our fall wardrobe and home decor.
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