Started by Dommy T. Last reply by Dommy T May 18, 2017.
Grab your rulerLine the ruler up with the line you want folded and pressedGrab your tracing wheelRun your tracing wheel down the ruler's edge where you want your fold. The tracing wheel "scores" your fabric without breaking fibers, simply "denting"…Continue
Started by Susan. Last reply by Charissa Blattman Dec 20, 2012.
Want to know the secret to keeping your finely pleated trim and garment areas looking crisp and perfect for years? Use this simple tip and you’ll soon say: “Oh that’s how they made it look that way!” The above bodice is an 1873 reproduction made…Continue
Started by Susan Dec 5, 2012.
I make weights to hold down fabric and patterns using sand. Fill snack size zip lock bags with sand then place that bag into another snack size bag for security. This allows you to cut down on (or eliminate) pinning, keeping the pattern true to…Continue
Started by Arlene Hanna. Last reply by Kivia Brown Jul 16, 2012.
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…
Finally retiring at 64 and will have much more time for hobbies. Looking forward to discovering all the little gems on this site that I didn't have time for before.
Just as my Grandma made me my 'Lucy Doll' - gee, about 63 years ago - this Christmas it was time to create a similar cloth doll for my own granddaughter. I found this 'Poppy' doll pattern at Etsy - ran it by my daughter for approval, and it was a 'GO'. HERE is a link to purchasing that pattern for yourself.
Just like Grandma (or Great-Grandma) used daily, SAVE $ and be ‘Green’ by using act RE-Using these Fabric Bowl Covers instead of plastic or foil. When they get dirty just throw into the wash (or wipe off if you fuse vinyl to the fabric).
This is a great Beginning Sewing Project and makes a super Gift!
Sewing for a granddaughter is a special delight. This toddler has SO many clothes, that I am making only a few and very special ones. This polar fleece jacket was quite delightful to design and create. Even though a big machine with embroidery capability sits in my sewing studio, I honestly am more comfortable with the traditional method of applique and I KNOW I enjoyed 'painting with my machine' and being the DRIVER rather than letting the computer part of an embroidery machine do the…