Silk fabric is one of the most common and known fiber on which textile industry is primarily dependent. It is natural protein fiber, some forms of which can be woven into textiles. Silk fabric is such a fabric which is made from threads and it is spun by the silk caterpillars. Silk caterpillars live on some specific tress and eat their leaves to live. These tresses are cultivated in order to cultivate these worms. Mulberry silk worm is one of them and most famous among them because mulberry…Continue
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Excerpt - Piecing it all together
by Jessica Bryce Young
February 21, 2018
"Among those in the know, quilting has shaken off its once-fusty image.
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Gone are the days when quilting was only a cottage industry!
By Carma Wadley
"Quilting is certainly an art — an art, a craft, a hobby, a pastime, an outlet for creativity, even a form of therapy. But in today's world it is also an industry..."
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As modern and traditional quilters and garment sewers, we at Sew What's New prefer to use Oliso Smart Irons for pressing our sewing and quilting projects every day. In…Continue
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I intend to use this block as the front of a bag. What kind of bag - I have no idea yet. The fabrics are from Joel Dewberry, and I think there is an orphan strip from a Spring Zing Batiks strip pack in there. I used a scrap of …Continue
Sunni of "A Fashionable Stitch" hosted a trouser Sew-Along. Armed with the book …Continue
This project offers three stuffed letter pillows with optional piping or fringes. This project could be used as a wall hanging as well. Perfect for a little girls room! The project download is offered by Butterick.
Recently Judy brought her dad’s dilapidated neck bone pillow home, took it apart, made a pattern and sewed a new one for her mom. While making the pillow, she took pictures of each step so she could develop a tutorial to…
My own holiday sewing this year has been a complete flop. Even though I see so much online and off (especially while shopping) that inspires me and I know darn well how easy some of it really is to sew together. I wanted to round up some sewing projects for this Christmas and New Years for the kitchen.
Sew here's what I gathered up for stitching…
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Here's a scrap-buster project for all of you quilters out there! You could…
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Okay, it's Saturday, and that summer beach bonfire is not going to happen unless you can find something besides fleece and rubber boots to wear. Sound familiar?
Living in Southeast can be a big wardrobe hassle when the sun sneaks up on us. We love the weather, but our closets don't! So, why not do like our mothers taught us, and create or…
Darts are folds sewn into fabric to provide three-dimensional shaping to a garment. They are very frequently used to tailor the garment to the wearer's shape.
Darts are actually a simple wedge shape, that is made up with four basic components:…Continue
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These simple soft-toy style Easter chick and Easter bunny decorations sewn with calico and gingham fabrics, will cheer up your home during Easter celebrations every year. These whimsical decorations are a great …Continue