Have you gotten a chance to view the previews of our new machine embroidery series? This 26 episode series teaches and inspires both new and experienced machine embroiderers to get the most out of their machine investment and create beautiful embroidered projects.
the basics of embroidery software, and so much more.
This series is great for those that sew garments, quilts and/or crafts. As long as you have an embroidery machine and you want to learn all there is to it, you’re all set! Just sit back and find out how fun machine embroidery can be.
Episode 9 is all about embroidery designs. This is the art with which you create beautiful garments, quilts and other projects. Learn about line art, redwork, fill, lettering monograms and more.
Watch a quick preview of Episode 9 of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery above.
Hello everyone, we are back at it with the Weekender Bag Sew Along. The pattern is from Swoon patterns and really is a versatile bag pattern. This post is all about making your own piping, cording for the bag. You don’t need to do this, but it really does add a pop of color to your bag and makes it look like the higher end bags in better boutiques. And, with that here’s Rhonda!
Everyone who sews loves to hear the words, “I can’t believe you made this!” Although it’s a little bit of a back handed compliment, what the person is really saying is that our work has the look of having been professionally made. So what is it that takes our work to that elevated level? Of course there are many factors, but quite often, it’s the extra touches, like piping that makes all the difference. The Stella Weekender Bag from Swoon Patterns can of course be made without piping, but that added touch really does make the bag pop! Continue reading →
For National Sewing Month, I was asked to answer this question: “What does sewing mean to you?” It took me a bit to figure out the answer, but once it popped into my mind, it was obvious: Sewing to me is a source of pride.
I didn’t set out to learn to sew; I came to it as a supplementary skill that I needed to learn when I was studying costume design. And honestly, I wasn’t particularly excited about it initially. Continue reading →
I wanted to talk about a new webinar coming out on September 20. We are so lucky to have Connie Crawford run this webinar, showing how to grade patterns. If you have an out of print sewing pattern, love to sew vintage sewing patterns and need to size them either larger or smaller this webinar is for you.
I sew a lot with vintage patterns and those can be very limited in sizes. Grading them up or down saves me a lot of heartache. So, let’s go into details of what you’ll learn in this webinar. Continue reading →
I’m a sucker for a basic tote and the Farmer’s Market Tote from Sew it All Volume 10 has been calling my name since we first got the samples in the building. It’s basic but sophisticated and sturdy…I love it. I’m apt to make things multiple times, especially if I really like the pattern, just to see how it sews up in different fabric.