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All Blog Posts Tagged 'French' (5)

Alterations and Cardigans

A few years ago a friend of mine asked me to do some alterations for her.  She teaches ballet to students at our local university, and they bought her a hooded sweatshirt and a black tshirt with ballet decals. She appreciated the thought, but not the style!  She wanted to know if I could alter them so the hoodie opened down the front, and do something with the t-shirt.  You can read the post I did …


Added by Karen on June 28, 2016 at 2:12am — No Comments

Hand Embroidering a Plain Knit Top: More Brian Haggard Inspiration!

I was given a plain purple knit top and decided it would be improved by adding some hand embroidery. It worked well last time I tried it! (Embroidering on…


Added by Karen on April 10, 2016 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Scrapbusting! Water Bottle Carrier


I have been obsessed with interested in scrap/stash-busting ideas lately, which has added quite a few projects to my, already lengthy, list. One of the tutorials that I came across recently was this …


Added by Angela L on February 27, 2014 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Random Textile Term - Cloque Fabric

Cloque Fabric:  from the French term for blistered, it refers to any fabric whose surface exhibits an irregularly raised blister or quilted effect.  …


Added by Susan on January 9, 2012 at 6:49am — 3 Comments

French Seams Tutorial

Some of you may have heard of "French Seams" but didn't really know what they were or how they differed from regular seams. We've talked about french seams on SWN before.

Kathleen of Grosgrain Fabulous tells us not to be intimidated just because they're called 'french'. They are actually quite simple. Learn how to do a french seam with Kathleen's great video…

Added by Susan on December 7, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

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