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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.
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.
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 - Super-Cute Pincushions
A book review of Super-Cute Pincushions: 35 adorable pincushions all stitchers will love. Author Kate Haxell. Published in 2012 by CICO Books. There are adorable pincushion pets, delightful retro-inspired ones as well as quirky but cute and more - all creative and decorative yet easy to make.
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.
Brief Sewing History
Sewing clothing and items for our daily use, from times past to present, adds to our very human historical and contemporary narrative of who we once were and are even now.
Easy Halloween Costumes for Kids
Dressing up in costume for Halloween remains an enduring childhood tradition. Something quick and easy to sew or no-sew is often a must for busy households. Costumes for children should be easy to make and comfortable to wear with safety concerns utmost.
Easy Projects to Sew Using Bandanas
The bandana has become an iconic summer fabric favorite. Like its Americana counterpart - blue jeans, it has withstood the test of time.
Stabilizers are generally non-woven textiles placed inside or under fabric pieces during construction to provide support and stability to the garment when stitching, particulary during embroidery. Stabilizers are different than iron-on or sew-on interfacings which also provide fabric support.
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