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Neoprene and scuba knit fabrics become increasingly popular for fashion sewing, and working with these fabrics is easy if you follow a few basic guidelines.
Some embroidery designs are actually digitized to be used as appliques! For this clutch purse, the appliques (some made using shimmery organza and some with satin) were stitched onto a “base fabric” of water-soluble stabilizer so that the finished embroideries could be used as free-standing units. The appliques were then attached to the purse fabric with a small bead using a hand sewing needle, for a little extra bling!
Read on for basic tips and hints on how to sew dimensional appliques for your projects, using machine embroidery. The design shown is design #23, included with SINGER® SE300 and SE340 sewing and embroidery machines, as well as SINGER® EM200 embroidery-only machine.
Sew these simple silverware holders in colors to complement your home décor. There’s a vinyl pocket on front for inserting a personalized place card, which can be either hand written or even stitched by machine. The holders are reusable, too, thanks to the vinyl pocket – all you have to do is change the card inserts!
Looking for a hand-made gift or a way to store your childhood keepsakes? Take a baby blanket and all your treasured scrapbook memories and sew them into a keepsake binder that will last forever! Stitch drawings onto card-stock and use cute baby clothes to embellish this multi-purpose album.
Decorate your home for spring with an Egg Garland! Customize by mixing and matching colors. It’s also a great way to use leftover fabrics! Read on for tips on creating the eggs shown. Eggs are strung onto an extra-wide double-fold bias strip. The Egg Pattern Template is on the last page, which can be sized as desired.
Make your garment a masterpiece with these beautiful butterfly appliques! A very fun and fashionable sewing project.
Learn piecing techniques in this sewing project while you make a lined zippered pouch that’s finished off with an adorable origami butterfly.
This handy little travel sewing kit is perfect for taking sewing projects on the road, or just to keep your mending and repair supplies in one place! There’s a felt pad to hold pins and needles, a vinyl pouch for easy viewing, a zippered pocket for larger items, and a thread holder. The elastic closure makes it super easy to open and close the kit.
The goal of sewing a blind hem by machine is to create a hem that is essentially invisible from the right side of the fabric. This technique mimics a hand-sewn hem, but using the machine takes just a fraction of the time!
Making jewelry from covered buttons is fun, fast and really easy. The necklaces in the photo above are just a few examples of using decorative machine stitches, embroidery, free-motion stitching, and appliques for a variety of results. Read on for basic tips and hints on how to achieve various looks for your pendant creations.