“Snap bags”—those clever little purses that use a metal tape measure to form a secure closure—are very popular. I see them all over the net in all sorts of fun fabrics. And while most of them are lined, the seams are still exposed on the inside. I wanted one that hid the seams and of
Owls are hot! And have been for a few years now. This owl-themed purse or mini-reader bag is full of features and is perfect for toting your iPad mini and smaller Nook, Kindle or other reader.
Metallic thread is one of those things we “love to hate.” We love the look of metallic thread but it can sometimes be frustrating to embroider with. I’ll share some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years to get great results. These tips work with any thread and most are just plain good “best
If YouTube video is not displaying, click here: If you’re the kind of person who likes to see things done, then watch this video on how to make the Winter Jewels Mock Crochet Snowflakes. Yes, I know, it’s a little long for most YouTube things but consider it as a mini-sewing show episode! You’ll get
What’s the first thing you notice about embroidery on an item? Placement! What’s the second thing you notice about embroidery on an item? That’s it smooth, wrinkle and ripple free, and that it has good registration (no gaps). Both of these are a function of hooping. For embroidery quality, you must hoop in the right
At some point in an embroiderer’s life something happens that requires you to remove embroidery stitches from a garment or other item: A birdnest messed up the embroidery and you want to start over The design isn’t in the right spot You started sewing the wrong design You forgot to mirror or rotate the design
Having balanced tension is not enough, it needs to be the right amount of tension.