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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.
Create Fabric Care and Content Labels
Consider DIY fabric care and fiber content labels to include along with unique home-made identifying labels for home sewn garments or fabric craft items. Enhance the quality of your sewn creation, promote a budding brand, and lend a professionalism that will set home sewn items apart from others.
Denim Projects to Sew
The strong, rugged cotton fabric known as denim has a storied history. This legendary cloth is well known as hard working clothing of choice (for its durability), worn as a past symbolic badge of rebellion (American pop culture) or adopted even today by esteemed makers of high fashion clothing.
Draft Stoppers for Door or Window
As autumn will surely make its majestic last stand giving way to the chill of oncoming winter a draft stopper, or draft dodger, can ward off the drafty air that can seep under all but the tightest weather-resistant doors. Draft stoppers are easy to sew for all skill levels.
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