you a wonderful and creative day! I'll change my living room with my "atelier". yeeeeeah.
Added by Wiccat Caroline on May 31, 2011 at 3:59am — No Comments
shows how to make a garden tarp out of pack cloth and webbing. Vern Nelson of the Oregonian in Portland published it
6/17. I have it as a PDF as well. I have found it very useful
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An elegant, versatile, and simple pattern available at no charge to download and offered by Colette Patterns. Inspired by the 60's era, this pattern is just two pattern pieces plus…Continue
The weather has been awful in my part of the world for the past six weeks. In an effort to create my own sense of "summer" I wanted to post something "tropical, exotic, warm", just to try to convince myself that those elements do still exist. So let's consider this…Continue
Yahaira Ferreira of the Bitter Purl offers a different method of making continuous bias binding within her tutorial. She promises that this is a super easy way to make continuous binding.
Good morning to all of you creatives!!
Try to re-organize my appt and my sewing studio. Am not yet sure how to do it. Currently I have a room where I sew (sewing studio) and a living room. In the living room I have my office desk and the printers. But I'm absolutely not happy with it......
Added by Wiccat Caroline on May 22, 2011 at 5:30am — No Comments
Finally, here are some pictures of my men's button-down aprons. I don't want to give away all my secrets as I do sell these now, but it's so simple! You just use the front for the top, and the back for the bottom. The back gives you enough for the bottom piece and the neck ties, and the front gives you enough for the top piece and the waist ties. :] My mom made some yo-yos out of left-over fabric from them, as well as some of my other scraps.
Sorry if the pictures aren't great, I took…Continue
I am making this dress in crepe back satin, (suggested fabric) but the flounce doesn't drape as nice as in the picture. Would pressing it with steam help?
The asymmetrical lines caught my eye. Has anyone else sewn this pattern?
Pad stitches are a type of running stitch made by placing small stitches perpendicular to the line of stitching. Pad stitches secure two or more layers of fabric together and give the layers more firmness; smaller and denser stitches create more firmness. They may also be used to enforce an overall curvature of…Continue
In sewing, a tuck is a fold or pleat in fabric that is sewn in place. Small tucks, especially multiple parallel tucks, may be used to adorn clothing or linens. When the tucks are very narrow, they are called pintucks.
This is what pintucks look like:
According to Wikipedia, "...pintucks were very popular as ornamentation in the latter half of the 19th century, especially in fine linen or cotton fabric for chemisettes, engageantes,…Continue
To make your own do-rag you will need half a yard of 100% cotton fabric in your choice of patterns and colors.
Please read all 5 steps before you begin.
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Simple instructions on how to adapt a basic circle dress pattern to make it party-dress perfect.
Find the free mini-tutorial here
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So, I'm a total newbie here. I've been on Ravelry for a while and was thinking how neat it would be if there was a site like that for sewing! And then I thought, maybe there is! Googled "sewing" and found you all.
Now I just have to find my way in here and figure out how everything works. I have all kinds of projects. I plan to knit a "sweater" for my armchair. I just fetched two great dresses from my closet earlier today and they are now hanging here in the living room in…Continue
I researched sergers carefully when I needed a new one (had my mother's hand-me-down before that).
I chose BabyLock Imagine and you would love this machine. It threads itself!
Added by Carol Gartrell on May 1, 2011 at 3:58pm — No Comments