Do you want o start an Etsy shop, or maybe become a pattern maker/designer. Perhaps you’ve always wanted to quit the 9-5 routine and strike out on your own in a creative pursuit. If so you’ll need to learn how to grow, manage and build your brand.
Craft Online University has a new and exciting course taught by Cheryl Sleboda, a leader in specialty marketing she now teaches others the importance of branding for businesses and individuals. Continue reading
We all have those tricky fabrics that we avoid like the plague. For me it was silk and silky fabrics of any kind even Rayon. I loved to handle them and look at them in the store, but forget about sewing something, let alone it looking good. Long story short, I decided that I was going to tackle working with these fussy but gorgeous fabrics. Silk was my first choice to work with because, well it’s silk it’s the cream of the fabric crop in my opinion. Continue reading
Welcome to the Gallery Tunic Sew-Along! This lovely pattern by Liesl Gibson is comfortable, easy to sew and versatile enough that you’ll want to make one—or more than one—to suit every month of the year.
The Gallery Tunic Pattern
If you don’t have your pattern yet, there’s still time! We’re talking about fabric selection today, and we’ll be back on Friday to start the actual sewing. Find the pattern at shopsewitall.com. Or pick up a Gallery Tunic kit, which not only has the pattern, but comes with 3 1/2 yards (the perfect amount to make the tunic) of the gorgeous cotton lawn that Liesl Gibson designed for Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Continue reading
Hello everyone. We are excited about the latest launch of a 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.
Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery will guide you through a variety of topics including:
- different types of embroidery designs
- stabilizers and threads that are available
- how to embroider on ready-made-projects
- embroidering on difficult fabrics
- 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 7 is all about applique designs. This episode will tell you exactly what they are and how to use them in embroidery projects.
Watch a quick preview of Episode 7 of Absolute Beginner Machine Embroidery.
You can purchase this as a subscription to QNNtv.com or purchase the entire series (26 episodes) here for 24.99
If you missed a live webinar recently you can view the On-Demand webinar at any time.
Here’s a few that have run live webinars, but are now available On-Demand. Just download and watch and listen any time! Click on the image for more information.
A few weeks ago, I had the amazing opportunity to attend the American Sewing Guild Conference in Indianapolis. I had a wonderful time, learned a lot, and met some fantastic people.One of my instructions was to fill my day with classes—what a burden, right?
I started off my Friday with a class on working with patterning software with Susan Lazear of Cochenille Design Studio. Susan coded her Garment Designer Software herself, and it looks so cool! I’m hoping to get an opportunity to play with it one of these days. Continue reading
A Knack for Knits
Lately, I’ve been sewing with a lot of silks and silkys. Must be due to the weather. As this summer flies by, fall will be right around the corner. Most likely I’ll trade my silk fabrics in for toasty knits.
I love sewing with knits, they really are one of the easiest most forgiving fabrics around. Sure, there are a few that can be prickly to work with. Continue reading